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    TWO - Heppner Gazette-Times, Heppner, Oregon
Wednesday, February 1, 2017
The Official Newspaper
of the City of Heppner and the County of Morrow
U.S.P.S. 240-420
Morrow County’s Home-Owned Weekly Newspaper
Published weekly by Sykes Publishing, LLC and entered as periodical matter at the
Post Office at Heppner, Oregon under the Act of March 3, 1879. Periodical postage
paid at Heppner, Oregon. Office at 188 W. Willow Street. Telephone (541) 676-
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David Sykes ..............................................................................................Publisher
Andrea Di Salvo ............................................................................................ Editor
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Rauch, Jones plan
July wedding
Gail Elaine Burkenbine
Gail Elaine Burken-
bine, 77, passed away
peacefully at her home in
Walla Walla, WA on Janu-
ary 26, 2017, surrounded
by her two loving daughters
and beloved son-in-law. A
memorial service will be
held on Saturday, February
4, at 1 p.m. at All Saints
Episcopal Church in Hep-
She was born May 19,
1939 in Hillsboro, OR to
Bosko Bugarsky and Doro-
thy (Matteson) Bugarsky.
She soon moved to Pend-
leton where she lived until
she graduated from Pendle-
ton High School.
She married Reese For-
rest “Forrie” Burkenbine on
June 16, 1957 in Heppner,
where they lived until 2013,
when they relocated to
Walla Walla. They owned
Central Market in Heppner
from 1975 until their retire-
ment in 1999.
Gail and Forrie loved
going to Ajo, AZ for the
winters and spent summers
in Heppner. Gail was a
member of the Ajo Quilt
Guild as well as the Walla
Walla Quilt Guild. She was
active in the Lions Club in
Ajo and Heppner, as well as
other community service-
based organizations over
the years. She also enjoyed
volunteering for the food
pantry and at the Walla
Walla Senior Center.
She is survived by
daughters, Lisa (Paul)
Leonard of Walla Walla
and Connie LaFarge of Sa-
lem, OR; granddaughters,
Jennifer Hammons, Monica
Madsen, Stephanie Burken-
bine, Samantha Burken-
bine, Amy McRoberts Rup-
now, Amanda Heimbigner,
Sara Pinkerton and Ally-
son Wise; and eight great-
Her sweetheart Forrie
predeceased her in 2014,
and her son Allen in 2015.
Memorial contributions
can be made to Walla Walla
Community Hospice or the
Heppner Fire Department.
from Seattle University in
1988 with a degree in pub-
lic policy. At that time he
returned to the family farm
near Ione to begin farming
with his father.
In addition to being
a caring and giving indi-
vidual, Bill enjoyed restor-
ing old cars and pickups,
as well as literature, his-
tory and music. He created
welded art pieces, wrote
poetry and short stories, and
had a lively sense of humor.
Bill was preceded in
death by his grandparents,
an infant brother Gregory
Tews, and an infant sister
Jennifer Tews.
He is survived by his
parents, sister Natalie Tews
of Seattle, WA, sister Rondi
Jeans (Mike) of Sherwood,
OR, and nieces Hannah,
Maddie and Audrey Jeans
of Sherwood, OR.
Contributions may be
made in Bill’s memory to
the Ione Ambulance, Mor-
row County Health District,
Box 9, Heppner, OR 97836,
or to the charity of your
William D. ‘Bill’ Tews
William “Bill” Doug- and Rikka (Trangsrud)
las Tews of Ione died De- Tews of The Dalles, OR.
He attended Ione
cember 26, 2016
in Richland, WA at
garten through high
the age of 58. Bill’s
family invites the
in a class of nine.
community to a Cel-
Following high
ebration of Life at
school he attend-
the American Le-
ed Blue Mountain
gion Hall in Ione on
Community College
Saturday, February William D.
in Pendleton, OR,
11, 2017 at 2 p.m. Tews
and Portland State
Private inurnment
University, and was
will be held at a lat-
er date at Valby Lutheran employed in Libya with
an agricultural assistance
He was the son of Paul program. Bill graduated
Dennis Michael Gronquist
Andre’ Julian Christian Rauch and Morgan Nicole Jones.
Chris and Kathy Rauch
of Lexington, OR would
like to announce the en-
gagement of their son, An-
dre’ Julian Christian Rauch
of Vancouver, WA, to Mor-
gan Nicole Jones, also of
Vancouver, WA.
Morgan is the daugh-
ter of Gary and Shannon
Kelley of Las Cruces, NM
and Bill and Fran Jones of
Newburg, OR.
The future bride has a
Bachelor of Science in psy-
chology from Portland State
and is currently working on
a Master of Science degree
in athletic administration at
Concordia University. She
is currently employed at
Lake Oswego School Dis-
trict as youth sports director
and head water polo coach
at Lakeridge High School.
The prospective groom
has a degree from the Uni-
versity of Oregon in Span-
ish and business admin-
istration. He is currently
employed at Daimler in
Portland, OR as a IT ana-
The wedding is planned
for July 15th 2017 at Windy
Hills Winery in Ridgefield,
Dennis Michael Gron-
quist, 69, of Arlington died
Monday, January 23, 2017,
at a hospice facility in Ken-
newick, WA. A funeral
mass was held Sunday,
January 29, at 1 p.m. at the
Arlington Grade School
gymnasium. Concluding
service and burial followed
at the Arlington Cemetery.
He was born February
16, 1947, at Pendleton,
OR, the son of Raymond
John and Francis Geraldine
Healy Gronquist. Dennis
attended Riverside High
School where he met his
soon-to-be wife, Penelope
Louise Fossey. Dennis and
Penny were married on
June 4, 1966, at Hermiston,
and the couple had two
children, Megan Gronquist
Proctor and Kelly Gron-
Dennis ran the Texaco
Station in Arlington for
many years, but was always
active in local politics. As
Arlington’s mayor he was
instrumental in siting Co-
lumbia Ridge Landfill,
which today employs 70
people. During his time as
mayor he worked closely
with the Gilliam County
Following his stint as
mayor, Dennis became a
commissioner on the Gil-
liam South Court on which
he served for nearly 20
years until his death. Dur-
ing his time as commis-
sioner his focus was on
the people and economic
development. His quick
wit, fairness and ability to
work with anyone, despite
party affiliation, made him and his wife Shanna; daugh-
popular amongst all who ter Megan Proctor and her
knew him.
husband Bill; grandchil-
The passing
dren Taylor Bau-
of Dennis leaves a
man, Jake Bauman,
huge hole in many
Casey Proctor, Kel-
hearts; in fact, Den-
len Gronquist and
nis lived such a full
Colt Gronquist; sis-
and accomplished
ter Karen Clough;
life it is too difficult
brother Keith Gron-
to condense it all
quist and his wife
onto a small sec- Dennis
Barbara; numerous
tion of paper. He Gronquist
nieces and nephews;
was the best father,
and his gray cat.
brother, son, grand-
Dennis was pre-
father, husband, friend and ceded in death by his wife,
partner in crime any of us Penny, and his parents.
could have wished for. He
Memorial contributions
touched so many lives in may be made to the hospice
such a positive way. The of your choice, or to the Gil-
world is a better place be- liam County 4-H.
cause of him.
Sweeney Mortuary of
Survivors include his Condon is in charge of ar-
longtime love Colleen Nutt- rangements.
brock; son Kelly Gronquist
Morrow SWCD to
The Morrow SWCD
will hold its regular meeting
on Tuesday, Feb. 7, begin-
ning at 6 p.m. in the Ag
Service Center conference
room, 430 W Linden Way,
Agenda items include
review of minutes of the
Jan. 19 regular minutes and
Jim Barclay—Jim Barclay, 68, formerly of Heppner,
died January 19, 2017 at Magalia, CA. He was born Au-
gust 7, 1948 at Walla Walla, WA. Funeral arrangements
annual meeting minutes, are pending.
financial activity report,
partner reports, oath of of-
fice, election of officers and
other business, including
Meetings of the Mor-
row SWCD are open to
The Heppner grief support group meeting will be held
public attendance.
at Peggy Connor’s home on Thursday, Feb. 2, at noon.
Lunch will be provided before the group hears from guest
speaker Ray DeLoe.
DeLoe is pastor of the Heppner Christian Church. He
came to Heppner in July 2016 from California. DeLoe
went back to school at age 35 and has been a pastor for
the last 28 years. Although he has a wide variety of expe-
riences from being a pastor, he will share with the group
two grief stories from two people who are from opposite
ends of the spectrum.
All are welcome to attend and to bring a friend.
Grief support group
to meet Thursday
In last week’s front-page story in the Gazette, the
headline mistakenly stated that the Ione inauguration
occurs annually.
Like the U.S. Presidential inauguration, the Ione
school event takes place every four years.
The editor apologizes for the error.
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