The Blue Mountain eagle. (John Day, Or.) 1972-current, April 13, 2016, Page A2, Image 2

Below is the OCR text representation for this newspapers page. It is also available as plain text as well as XML.

    A2
Family
Blue Mountain Eagle
R AISING AWARENESS FOR SEXUAL
ASSAULT , CHILD ABUSE
The Eagle/Angel Carpenter
Gathering in downtown John Day, about
70 people joined in a short walk during a
candlelight vigil Friday to mark Child Abuse and
Sexual Assault Prevention Month. The event was
organized by Heart of Grant County and CASA
representatives, including Heart’s executive
director Shelly Whale and CASA executive
director Tracey Blood.
The Eagle/Angel Carpenter
Tyler Blood, McKeely Miller and Kristin Cantrell
recite “The Fence or the Ambulance” by Joseph
Malins at the candlelight vigil Friday in John
Day. The event, organized by Heart of Grant
County and CASA representatives, brought
attention to Child Abuse and Sexual Assault
Awareness and Prevention Month.
Wednesday, April 13, 2016
O BITUARIES
Barbara Jean Davis Brainard
May 10, 1939 — March 17, 2016
GRAPEVIEW, Wash. — Barbara
Jean Davis Brainard, 76, formerly of
Grant County, died March 17 at her
daughter’s home in Grapeview, Wash-
ington, with family at her side.
A memorial service will be at 3 p.m.
Saturday, May 28, at Davis Mothers
Creek Ranch in Bear Valley. Her ashes
will be scattered at the cemetery there.
A memorial for her husband, Miles,
and brother-in-law, Randall “Perk”
Perkins, both of Grant County, will be
held at the same time. All are welcome to a potluck meal after-
ward; meat will be provided.
Brainard was born May 10, 1939, in Brooklyn, N.Y., to
Kathleen “Peggy” Burk Davis and Carl Davis.
She attended grade school in Izee and graduated from Grant
Union High School in 1958.
That same year, she married Miles Brainard of Prairie City.
She made several trips to Ireland to visit cousins and other
family in County Down. She loved Ireland and felt as if she was
home there.
She enjoyed being around family and family reunions at her
brother Bill’s ranch in Bear Valley. She also enjoyed creating
beautiful table covers and pillowcases. She was proud of her
grandson, Noah, who is on the SWAT team in Seattle and was
selected to stand at President Barack Obama’s inauguration, and
her granddaughter, Roxann, who is a police offi cer in Seattle.
Survivors include her daughter, Dawn (Mike) Zeck; son, Ben
Brainard of Washington; grandchildren, Noah (Kristin) Zeck
and Roxann Zeck, both of Seattle; great-grandchildren, Eathen
and Ruby of Seattle; brother, Bill (Bev) Davis of Bear Valley;
sisters, Jo (Jim) Sproul of Canyon City and Libby Thompson of
Irrigon; brother, Dave (Rita); sisters-in-law, Carol (Karl) Voigt
of Prairie City, Jeannie Perkins of Port Orchard, Washington;
and lifelong friend, Millie (Frank) Beaver of Canyon City.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Miles Brainard;
brothers, Buddy Davis, Ken Davis and Jim Wyllie Davis; and
sister, Lennis Bezona.
Katherine Louise Cyrus
Jan. 5, 1951 — April 7, 2016
Katherine Cyrus, 65, of John Day passed away April 7 at
Blue Mountain Hospital. No service will be held at this time.
Cyrus was born on Jan. 5, 1951, to Arlie Behrens and Caro-
lyn Steelman in Twin Falls, Idaho.
Arrangements are under the care of Driskill Memorial Chap-
el, 241 S. Canyon Blvd., John Day, OR 97845.
Donna J. Hancock
Donna J. Hancock, 84, a longtime resident of John Day, died
April 6 at Settler’s Park Assisted Living Community in Baker
City. A celebration of her life will be held at a later date.
Arrangements are under the care of Gray’s West & Company
Pioneer Chapel, 1500 Dewey Ave., Baker City, OR 97814.
For condolences, visit www.grayswest.com.
Stanley Bill Branstetter
Oct. 17, 1954 — April 7, 2016
Stanley Bill Branstetter, 61, of New
Meadows, Idaho, unexpectedly passed
away on April 7, 2016.
Stan was born to Oscar and Doris
Branstetter on Oct. 17, 1954, in Coun-
cil, Idaho. He grew up on the Branstet-
ter family ranch in Meadows Valley.
He graduated from Meadows Valley
High School in New Meadows, Idaho,
with the Class of 1973.
Stan married Mary Sproul on De-
cember 31, 1988. They were married
for 27 years and have three children, Ward, Niles, and Amanda.
Stan had two previous marriages from which he had three chil-
dren, Toby, Becky and Nicolette.
Stan spent his working life in the ranching and logging in-
dustries. After graduating from high school he went to work
for J.I. Morgan Logging, Inc., in New Meadows, Idaho. It was
during this time that he decided to become a diesel mechanic.
He attended school in Phoenix, Arizona, and upon completion
returned to work at J.I. Morgan Logging. Stan eventually start-
ed his own mechanic business, Idaho Diesel, based out of New
Meadows, Idaho, and was self-employed for several years. In
1985, Stan became the shop foreman for Iron Triangle Logging,
Inc., in John Day, Oregon. He worked at Iron Triangle for 11
years before leaving the logging industry. Stan returned to his
roots in ranching as the manager of the Gander Ranch in Bear
Valley, Oregon, previously owned by the Sproul family. In 2003,
Stan and Mary bought the Oscar Branstetter ranch property in
Meadows Valley, Idaho, where he spent the rest of his life.
Stan was actively involved in the communities where he lived.
While in Oregon he served as president of the Seneca PTA, where
his children attended elementary school. Stan was also involved
in the local 4-H clubs and athletic activities that his children par-
ticipated in. When he returned to Idaho, Stan served on the board
for the Goose Lake, Granite Twin Lakes and Goose Creek Canal
irrigation districts, the Adams County Soil Conservation Board
and the Adams County Natural Resources Committee. Stan had
recently been appointed to the Meadows Valley Cemetery Board.
He was a lifetime member of the Rocky Mountain Elk Founda-
tion.
Stan loved spending time in the outdoors, hunting, fi shing,
camping and he especially enjoyed sitting around a campfi re with
family and friends. He spent countless hours in his John Deere
tractor, Willy’s Jeep and riding his horses in the mountains.
Stan is survived by his wife Mary; children Ward, Niles,
Amanda, Toby Simmons (Suzanne), Becky Munoz (Leo) and
Nicolette; several grandchildren; brothers and sisters Ron (Lin-
da), Diana Holbrook (Bob), Jim (Gaye), Phil (Mikkie), Carol
Moore (Rick), Wes (Kelle), Kenny (Kelley); aunts and uncles
Bill (Neva), Helen Heath, Nita, Melvin, Don (Teri), Rebecca
Fleet, and numerous cousins, nieces, nephews and many friends.
Stan is preceded in death by his parents Oscar and Doris,
many aunts, uncles and close friends.
The family is making arrangements for a memorial service
to be held at the Meadows Valley Cemetery on Saturday, April
16, 2016, at 2 p.m.
Molly Lee Olp Magee
About Obituaries
Molly Lee Olp Magee, 64, formerly of Grant County, died
March 29 at her Adrian home.
Arrangements are under the care of Nampa funeral home
Yraguen Chapel, 415 12th Ave. S., Nampa, ID 83651.
News obituaries are a free service of the Blue Mountain Eagle. The paper accepts obituaries
from the family or funeral home. Information submitted is subject to editing. Obituaries submit-
ted to the Eagle with incorrect information may be corrected and republished as paid notices.
Send obituaries by e-mail, cheryl@bmeagle.com; fax, 541-575-1244; or mail, 195 N. Canyon
Blvd., John Day, OR 97845. For more information, or to inquire about a paid memorial, call
541-575-0710.
Bates building
topic of town hall
The Eagle/Angel Carpenter
Grant County Deputy District Attorney Matt Ipson
and his wife Mandy, along with dozens of other
Grant County residents, “plant” pinwheels in
downtown John Day as a symbol of child abuse
prevention.
Talents & Treasures & the Prairie
City Senior Center Present
The 6th annual
Evening of
Entertainment !
Comedy and Music
Saturday, April 23
Prairie CitySenior Center
204 N McHaley
Finger Foods & Desserts
6:30 pm
Showtime at 7:00 pm
$6 per person
$15 per family of
three or more
Blue Mountain Eagle
PRAIRIE CITY — A
public informational town
hall meeting will be held
Monday, April 18, at Prairie
City School regarding the
future of the Bates School
building, located at the
school.
The building will be open
for tours from 5-6 p.m., fol-
A MAN
WAKES
UP in the
morning
after sleeping on...
an advertised bed, in advertised
pajamas.
R IVER F LOWS ON A PRIL 4
Last year
170
298
1320
2000
2580
New
69
MT. VERNON — The
Grant County Genealogical
Society presents a “Spring
Genealogy Seminar” on Sat-
urday, May 7, at the Mt. Ver-
non Community Center,
Registration starts at 8:30
a.m. and the seminars at 9
a.m.
Four seminar topics will
be covered: “Navigate Fam-
ilySearch Like a Pro,” “Put
Your People in Their Place,”
“Exploring Your Roots: In
American Land Records”
and “Exploring Your Roots:
In the Courthouse Records.”
Featured presenters will
be Connie Lenzen, CG, a
board certifi ed genealogist
who has lectured at the na-
tional, state and local level,
and her husband Gerry Len-
zen.
Advance
registration
is $35 a person, or $40 at
the door. The cost includes
lunch.
For more information,
call Jeannette Harrison at
541-932-4718 or email gcg-
society94@yahoo.com.
Advertising is an investment, not an expense. Think about it!
to all the considerate and gentle
people who offered their
condolences regarding the death
of my friend and companion,
Elmo Calkins. I have known him
since the third grade.
He was loved and will be missed.
S incerely, Jennie R oller
Blue Mountain Eagle
MyEagleNews.com
Don’t get left behind, call today! Kim Kell 541-575-0710
W EATHER F ORECAST FOR THE WEEK OF A PRIL 13-19
J OHN D AY ..................................................................... HI/LO
T UESDAY ....................................................................... 56/32
W EDNESDAY ................................................................... 74/35
T HURSDAY ..................................................................... 81/42
F RIDAY .......................................................................... 81/46
S ATURDAY ...................................................................... 77/41
S UNDAY ......................................................................... 71/40
M ONDAY ........................................................................ 76/49
Discharge
487
1140
4980
6630
6770
Canyon Creek @ Thissells Ranch Bridge 241
Canyon Creek @ Adams Drive Bridge 382
Blue Mountain Eagle
Thank you
He will bathe in an ADVERTISED TUB, shave with an ADVERTISED RAZOR,
have a breakfast of ADVERTISED JUICE, cereal and toast, toasted in an
ADVERTISED TOASTER, put on ADVERTISED CLOTHES and glance at his
ADVERTISED WATCH. He’ll ride to work in his ADVERTISED CAR, sit at an
ADVERTISED DESK and write with an ADVERTISED PEN. Yet this person
hesitates to advertise, saying that advertising doesn’t pay. Finally, when his
non-advertised business is going under, HE’LL ADVERTISE IT FOR SALE.
Then it’s too late.
AND THEY SAY ADVERTISING DOESN’T WORK?
DON’T MAKE THIS SAME MISTAKE
L AST W EEK ’ S T EMPS
JD River near John Day
Middle Fork @ Ritter
North Fork @ Monument
JD River @ Service Creek
JD River @ McDonald Ferry
lowed by the meeting from
6-7 p.m. in the school cafete-
ria.
People are invited to learn
about plans the school district
has for the building and action
the district has taken. Public
comments will be limited to
fi ve minutes per person or 15
minutes per group.
The school is located at
740 Overholt St.
Genealogy
seminar on tap
Avg.
320
713
3390
4930
5530
243
384
% of Avg.
152
160
147
137
122
99
99
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Sunday
Monday
Tuesday
A couple
showers
Cloudy with
showers
Mostly
sunny
Partly
sunny
Pleasant with
clouds and sun
Possible after-
noon showers
Possible
showers
57
51
55
64
72
73
73
37
38
37
40
32
40
42
F ORECAST A UTOMATED : 541-575-1122 R OAD CONDITIONS : 511; TRIPCHECK . COM ; NOAA W EATHER R ADIO :162.500 MHz