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Blue Mountain Eagle
Wednesday, January 10, 2018
E AGLE ON V ACATION — S UTTON
Tom and Sandra Sutton of John Day took the Eagle
on the road this fall when they traveled east to see
the fall colors. The Eagle was on the road for 88 days
and traveled 17,000 miles through 30 states and three
Canadian provinces. This photo was taken in Sutton,
Take a photo with the Eagle on vacation and send it
to firstname.lastname@example.org or 195 N. Canyon Blvd., John
Day, OR 97845.
60 TH A NNIVERSARY — M ARTIN
The Martin family gathered in Lincoln City for Leo
and Sharon Martin’s 60th wedding anniversary, Nov.
15. They were joined by Sharon’s brother and wife,
Tom and Myrna Dade, Sharon’s brother-in-law Ted
and Joan Fuller, another grandmother. Another son
and daughter-in-law live in South Dakota and couldn’t
attend but made an appearance on Skype. Sharon
also celebrated her 78th birthday Nov. 12. Leo worked
for Willamina Lumber for 43 years and retired in 1998.
December colder than normal
Blue Mountain Eagle
According to prelimi-
nary data received by the
National Weather Service in
Pendleton, temperatures in
John Day averaged colder
than normal during Decem-
The average temperature
was 27.2 degrees, which was
4.8 degrees below normal.
High temperatures averaged
37.1 degrees, which was
4.6 degrees below normal.
The highest was 53 degrees
on Dec. 30. Low tempera-
tures averaged 17.3 degrees,
which was 5.1 degrees be-
low normal. The lowest was
2 degrees, on Dec. 24.
There were 31 days with
the low temperature below
32 degrees. There were seven
days when the high tempera-
ture stayed below 32 degrees.
Precipitation totaled 0.40
inches during December,
which was 0.84 inches below
normal. Measurable precip-
itation was received on four
days with the heaviest, 0.21
inches reported on Dec. 16.
Precipitation in 2017 to-
taled 11.34 inches, which is
1.83 inches below normal.
Since October, the water year
precipitation at John Day has
been 3 inches, which is 0.58
inches below normal.
Snowfall totaled 7.2 inch-
es with at least 1 inch of snow
reported on three days. The
heaviest snowfall was 4 inch-
es reported on Dec. 23. The
greatest depth of snow on the
ground was 4 inches on Dec.
The highest wind gust was
43 mph, which occurred on
The outlook for Janu-
ary from NOAA’s Climate
Prediction Center calls for
and near-normal precipita-
tion. Normal highs for John
Day during January are 42.5
degrees, and normal lows are
23.5 degrees. The 30-year
normal precipitation is 0.98
A man wakes up in
the morning after
sleeping on an
Robert Thomas Shoun
Feb. 28, 1949 - Dec. 29, 2017
Jami Gail (Evans) Brazille
Sept. 9, 1958 - Dec. 30, 2017
Robert Thomas Shoun, 68,
passed away Dec. 29 in Bend. A
graveside memorial service will be
held at 1 p.m. Jan. 20 at the Prairie
Shoun was born in Prairie City
on Feb. 28, 1949, to Georgia Rose
(Martin) Shoun and Howard Shoun.
He grew up in Prairie City with his
four siblings, Mike Busby, Mary
(Busby) Hancock, Richard Shoun
and Daniel Shoun. He is a graduate of Prairie City High
School, where he excelled in track and field. One of his
favorite activities was going camping and exploring the
mountains around Prairie City with his family and his
Shoun served in the Army as a radio operator and chauf-
feur from June 1981 to June 1985. During part of his ser-
vice, he was stationed in Turkey where he spent time at
the local university helping students learn English, and he
was well-liked by his students. After his time in the Army,
he lived in Scappoose, and he worked a variety of jobs,
the last one being in security. His diagnosis of MS in 2004
ended his working career. He lived with his sister Mary
in Woodburn and then in Tigard from 2005 to 2014 and
moved back to Bend in 2014.
Along with enjoying the outdoors in Eastern Oregon,
Shoun also enjoyed square dancing, playing pool and going
on walks, even as his MS advanced. He made friends eas-
ily, and often people would comment on what a kind man
he was. He laughed easily, loved to make others laugh with
a funny and engaging story. He was a lottery winner and
loved driving his new red Toyota truck that he purchased
with his winnings. He will be dearly missed by all who
Shoun was a loving father, grandfather, great-grandfa-
ther, brother and uncle. He is survived by his two children,
Paul Shoun and Kristen (Aaron) Malinowski; nine grand-
children; two great-grandsons; four siblings; and numerous
nieces and nephews. He was so proud of his family and
would show any visitors pictures of his family and espe-
cially his great-grandsons.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Charles
Hospital Hospice of Bend. To leave a condolence for the
family, visit driskillmemorialchapel.com.
Jami Gail (Evans) Brazille, 59,
of Bates passed away on Dec. 30 in
Vancouver, Washington. A memorial
service will be held at 2 p.m. Satur-
day, Jan. 13, at The Kingdom Hall of
Jehovah’s Witnesses, 303 S. Humbolt
St., Canyon City, with Randy Pearson
Brazille was born in Ontario, Cali-
fornia, to James and Anna Mary Evans
on Sept. 9, 1958. She was the youngest
of five. They moved to Grants Pass in the late ’60s.
She attended Grants Pass High School and worked as a med-
ical assistant for many doctors in Grants Pass including James
Sloan, Thomas Turek, John Ermshar and Grants Pass Surgical
Associates. She retired to Bates and enjoyed her grandchildren,
family, hunting and the New England Patriots. She was very
involved in her faith as one of Jehovah’s Witnesses.
She is survived by her husband of 40 years, Charles (Bo)
Brazille; son Jacob Brazille; daughter Heather Brazille; step-
daughters Deanna Stancliff and Laurie Appling; sister Brenda
Bell; 10 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and countless
nieces and nephews.
Ethelyn Joan (Funk) Metlock
Aug. 30, 1934 - Dec. 30, 2017
Ethelyn Joan (Funk) Metlock, 83,
of John Day passed away Dec. 30 at
Blue Mountain Hospital in John Day.
A memorial service will be held at 3
p.m. Saturday, Jan. 13, at the John
Day Church of the Nazarene, with
Pastor Randy Johnson officiating.
Metlock was born to Harold Funk
and Lucille (Myers) Funk on Aug.
30, 1934, in Decatur, Illinois. She
graduated from Cerro Gordo High
School in Cerro Gordo, Illinois. She
married Burl Franklin Meyerholz on Jan. 25, 1953, at the
Cerro Gordo Methodist Church. They were married until his
passing on July 8, 1967. She then married David Richard
Metlock at the New Methodist Church in Cerro Gordo, until
his passing on May 3, 1993.
She worked for many years as a bookkeeper, first for two
years at Millikin National Bank, then for eight years at Irish
Behnke & Co. Insurance and then for 10 years at Sleeper,
Naleski & Catlin Tax Office.
Metlock enjoyed singing, painting, drawing and garden-
ing. She was a member of Eastern Star, Nazarene Church,
American Legion Auxiliary and Old Time Fiddlers. She ac-
complished many things in her life, such as singing for those
She was preceded in death by husband Burl Meyerholz;
husband David Metlock; daughter Joni Meyerholz; and
brother Larry Funk.
She is survived by her son Jeff Myerholz and wife, Sher-
ri, of Canyon City; sister Helen Allen and husband, Dick, of
Denton, Texas; and three grandchildren.
Memorial contributions may be made to the National
Multiple Sclerosis Society through Driskill Memorial Chap-
el, 241 S. Canyon Blvd., John Day, OR 97845. To leave a
condolence for the family, visit driskillmemorialchapel.com.
Samuel E. Howell Sr.
Feb. 23, 1946 - Dec. 28, 2017
Samuel E. Howell Sr., 71, of Monument died Dec. 28 in
Heppner. A celebration of life and potluck will be held at 1
p.m. Saturday, Jan. 13, at the Old Elkhorn Tavern in Monu-
Howell was born Feb. 23, 1946, in Heppner, the son of Clif-
ford and Charlotte Wilhelm Howell. He was raised and attend-
ed school in Monument. He met Joan Miller in high school,
and they were married on Dec. 24, 1964, in Canyon City.
He worked as a timber faller for 53 years, then worked at
the Cross D Ranch in Monument until his retirement.
Howell loved playing sports in high school. Basketball was
his favorite. He was an avid hunter and loved to trap in the
winter months, selling enough hides one year to buy a new
pickup. He killed 69 bull elk, but never killed a four-point. In
his younger days, Howell and his brother Bill enjoyed riding
bulls in rodeos. Howell won the Sisters Rodeo in 1963.
Survivors include his wife, Joan, of Monument; brother
Paddy Howell of Baker City; daughter Sandy McKinney of
Prineville; son Sam Jr. of Monument; three grandchildren; and
four great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by brother
Bill Howell and numerous aunts and uncles.
Memorial contributions may be made to Pioneer Memorial
Hospice, P.O. Box 9, Heppner, OR 97836. Sweeney Mortuary
of Heppner is in charge of arrangements.
Katherine J. Quimby Carter Jensen
June 24, 1948 - Jan. 1, 2018
Katherine J. Quimby Carter Jensen,
69, of Hermiston died Monday, Jan. 1,
at her home. A celebration of life ser-
vice was Jan. 6. A graveside commit-
tal service was held Jan. 7, at the Long
Jensen was born June 24, 1948, in
Prairie City to parents Philip and Alice
Case Quimby. She was raised in Grant
and Umatilla counties, graduating from
Long Creek High School. She married
Douglas Carter, and they had two sons, Samuel and Daniel, and
later divorced. She moved to Hermiston and married Noel Jen-
sen. They moved to McMinnville, where they owned and oper-
ated the Saw Filing Company before settling in Shelton, Wash-
ington, where they owned and operated Shelton Saw Works
for many years. She moved to Hermiston in 2017. She was a
member of Hartsine Island Women’s Club. She enjoyed playing
cards, flowers, gardening, traveling and cooking. She was very
social and never knew a stranger.
Jensen is survived by her sons, Samuel Carter (Alicia),
Edmonds, Washington, and Daniel Carter, Boardman; step-
daughters Kim Wilson, Julie Young and Angie Jensen; brother
Donald Albert, Hermiston; six grandchildren; and numerous
great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins.
People may sign the online condolence book at burnsmortu-
aryhermiston.com. Burns Mortuary of Hermiston is in charge
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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.
The Grant County Court approved hiring Funtime Carnival
Co. of Payette, Idaho, for the 2018 Grant County Fair, not Cas-
cade Amusement of Portland.
The city of Seneca plans to run conduit to homes in prepa-
ration for a future fiber network and proposes using funds from
the $1.8 million provided to John Day by the legislature for a
new broadband network in Grant County. HECO Engineers of
Payette, Idaho, is working on the projects in the city.
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