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Theater panicfollows mention of word'gun'


DEATH NOTICES Ruth E. Gile Oct. 26, 1923 - Aug. 21, 2013

John Arthur Kocan, of Bend July 24, 1926 - Sept. 15, 2013 Arrangements: Autumn Funerals, Bend is honored to serve the family. 541-318-0842. www.autumnfunerals.net Services: Celebration of Life at Silver Creek Falls State Park North Meeting Hall on Sat., Sept. 5, 2013 at 2 p.m. Contributions may be made to:

The High Desert Museum orSPEBSQSA (Barbershop Chorus)

Marty Blaylock, of Bend May 23, 1937 - Sept. 20, 2013 Arrangements: Baird Funeral Home (541) 382-0903 www.bairdmortuaries.com Services: A Memorial Service will be held on Sunday, September 22, 2013, at 11:00 AM, at Cascade Seventh-Day Adventist Church, located at 60670 Brookswood Blvd. in Bend.

Ronald 'Ron' Lewis Martin, of Terrebonne Jan. 9, 1932-Aug. 30,2013 Arrangements: Autumn Funerals, Redmond, 541-504-9485 www.autumnfunerals.net Services: Urn commital with military honors: 11 a.m., Fri., Sept. 27, at Terrebonne Pioneer Cemetery, Smith Rock Way, Terrebonne, OR. Followed by a Celebration of Life at the Hartmann home, 989 NE Mahogany St., Prineville, OR.

Sylvia Ann Cook, of Bend Sept. 30, 1935-Sept. 17, 2013

Arrangements: Autumn FuneralsRedmond (541-504-9485) www.autumnfunerals.net Services: No services are planned at this time.

Thomas Jay Larsen, Sr., of Redmond July 30, 1945 - Sept. 17, 2013 Arrangements: Autumn FuneralsRedmond (541-504-9485) www.autumnfunerals.net Services: A private family gathering to remember a life lived will take place at a later date. Contributions may be made to:

American Heart Association, 1710 Gilbreth Road, Burlingame, CA 94010-1795 www.heart.org

Erick Carleton Becker

R uth El izabeth G il e l e f t this life on August 21, 2013, at the age of 89. She died q uietly an d p e acefully i n her home, with her daughter, Kim G i le, and son-inlaw, Kenneth Howard Jr., at her side. Born October 26, 1923, in Concord, M aine, t o J oseph F . and E sther Wood Hagelin, s he m a r r ied her t rue l o v e, Ernest Ler oy G i l e , Ruth Gile on February 20, 1954, in Vancouver, W ash. They had tw o c h i l dren: the eldest, Gregory Todd Gile, an d K i m b erly Kay Gile. Ruth and Lee first lived in Salem, Ore.,and moved to Bend in 1972. In 1974, Lee passed away suddenly, and Ruth w a s l e f t wi t h t he overwhelming task of r aisi ng tw o c h i l d ren o n h e r o wn. She m e t t h a t c h a l lenge head on , d edicating her life to her kids and their happiness. She was also a b reast cancer an d s t r o k e survivor. Ruth was an active member of the Bend Church of the Nazarene as a teacher's aide and wedding coordinator. In that time she gave out thousands of her "hugs"! In April 2010 she moved t o G r andview P a lm s A s sisted Living in Lo s A ngeles, near her daughter and s on-in-law. A l t h ough O r e gon was h e r h o m e , s h e adapted to living in California commenting, "I just love it down here!" The staff and residents of Gr an d v i ew P alms qu i c k l y b ec a m e "family" as she spread her s pecial love and quick w i t around. She loved dr iving a long the o cean w it h h e r d aughter a n d goi n g t o lunch on a s u nny C alifornia day, often asking, "does it ever rain here?" Few people walk through t his life and h ave the i m p act that Ruth ha d o n a n i mmeasurable n u m ber o f lives; she i s f o r ever t r easured in our hearts, as we a re reminded of h e r c o n stant strength and i n stinct for all that is good in l i f e, h er h u gs, h e r a b i l it y t o overcome and love greatly even in times of struggle. F riends an d f a m i l y in clude: son a n d d a u ghterin-law, Greg an d J eanette Gile of O r e gon; d aughter a nd son-in-law, K i m G i l e and Kenneth Howard Jr. of Calif.; grandson, Brandon, and his wife, Isabel Gile of Calif. Surviving siblings are h er sister, A l i c e H e r r i n g and sister-in-law, Marjorie Hagelin, of M aine. Friends i nclude Keith and Lori A n t on and f a mily, M ik e a n d Joanne Wi ld m an , the Howard F a m ily , A l an d Cathy Calixto an d f a m ily, Dorothy Smith, Margie Gregory, and many others. Final internment will be at P ilot B u tt e C e m etery i n Bend at a later date.

Feb. 2, 1966 - Aug. 24, 2013 A Celebration of Life will be held 3 :00 p .m. F r iday, September 27, 2013 at Baird M emorial C h a p el , 1 6 4 68 Finley Butte Rd., in La Pine, Oregon. Directly following the celebration, the a s hes of Er i c k and h is fi mother, Constance Becker, Erick Becker scattered at Wickiup Reservoir. Erick was born F e bruary 2, 1966 to Frederick Joseph and Constance Ann (Bauer) Becker in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. He attended Laguna Hills High School i n S o u t hern California, and for the past ten years has made La Pine his h ome. H e p r e v i ously worked as a m a i n tenance manager at Mt. Bachelor Ski Resort. M r. Becker wa s a n a v i d hunter, fisherman and loved the outdoors. He is survived by his sister, Susan Dunn of Lake Forest, California, and was preceded in death by his parents. Donations i n ho n o r of Erick and Const a n ce B ecker's memory m a y b e m ade to Partners I n C a r e Hospice, 2075 NE Wyatt Ct., Bend, OR 97701; www.partnersbend.org Baird Memorial Chapel in La Pine is honored to serve the family. ,

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Feist yanddemanding, PatsySwayzenurtured talent as adanceteacher By Devin Kelly Los Angeles Times

L OS ANGELES — T h e note Patsy Swayze tucked in her son Don's suitcase was simple but meaningful. It was 1980, and Don had just moved to California to pursue an acting career. He was sleeping on h i s o l der brother Patrick's couch and scared to death of the prospect of auditions. Then he f ound th e n ote from hi s m o m . I t b e g an, "Donny," and followed with a laundry list of all the awards he'd ever received. Remember when you won

the second grade spelling bee? Remember the Pee Wee World Series in baseball? "She knew I needed a little more encouragement," Don Swayze, a c h aracter actor who has appeared in many films and TV shows, said in a phone interview. "It was a little thing I needed when I was having doubts." Patsy Swayze — a dance teacher and c h oreographer whose most famous students included her son Patrick and "Fame" director Debbie Allen — died Monday ather home in Simi Valley, Calif., after a stroke on Sept. 8, Don Swayze said. She was 86. S he choreographed t h e 1980 film "Urban Cowboy" and worked with John Travolta on the movements of the two-step. Other credits include "Liar's Moon" and "One Last Dance." Her former students include Broadway star Tommy Tune and actors Randy Quaid and Jaclyn Smith. All five of Swayze's children became dancers and actors — most famously Patrick, who trained in her studio and struck stardom in 1987 with "Dirty Da n c ing." P a t r i ck Swayze died of p a ncreatic cancer in 2009 at age 57. F eisty and dema n d ing, Swayze d evoted h erself to nurturing talent and potential. "I love w atching p eople develop strong bodies and a sense of self-worth," Swayze told the Los Angeles Times in 1991. "To see the child blossom, that's the thrill of teaching." Yvonne H e le n K a r n e s, nicknamed "Patsy," was born

Feb. 7, 1927, and grew up in Houston. Her father was a World War I pilot and a geologist. Her mother was a nurse. At age 10, Swayze was hit by a car. She enrolled in dance classes for therapy, eventually training in classical ballet and jazz dance. While in high school, Patsy met and married Jesse Wayne Swayze,a mechanical engineer. He had a sense of humor; she was serious about h omework, b e h avior a n d posture. Swayze founded and directed the Houston Jazz Ballet Company and was a resident choreographer at a number of Houston institutions. She also taught dance at the University of Houston and ran an i ndependent studio, outfitted with a s w i m ming pool, two dance studio rooms, trampolines and gymnastics equipment. She was known as a firm d isciplinarian wh o h a d n o qualms about sending any girl who showed up to class wearing makeup to scrub off in the bathroom. That studio was where Patrick Swayze met his future wife, Lisa Niemi, another of his mother's students. Patrick Swayze spoke later of his mom's strictness — he felt she was harder on him than on anybody else. But after "Dirty Dancing," he realized why, Don Swayze said. "She made sure he kept his nose to the grindstone and learned that technique," Don Swayze said. "She kept him down to earth." S he was a ls o a d ept a t teaching herself. Called upon to work on "Urban Cowboy," Swayze knew l i t tl e a b out country dancing. She headed out to country-style bars to learn the style. In 1981, after the success of "Cowboy," Swayze moved to California. She planned to retire from teaching and focus on film work, but opened a dance studio in a Simi Valley shopping center that operated for more than two decades. Her husband died of a heart attack in 1982; her daughter Vicky died in 1994. Besides her son Don, she is survived b y s o n S e an, d aughter B ambi, a n d s i x grandchildren.

DEATHS ELSEWHERE Deaths oj note from around the world: Carolyn Cassady, 90: Writer who was the former wife of Beatnik Neal Cassady and lover of Jack Kerouac and chronicledher experiences in the memoir "Off the Road: My Years with Cassady, Kerouac and Ginsberg." Died Friday in the United Kingdom. P eter Leisure, 84: A f e d eral judge in Manhattan who oversaw h i gh-profile b u siness disputes, trials of Mafia chieftains and political controversiesin 26 years on the bench. Died Tuesday in Man-

hattan, N.Y. Joy Covey, 50: An executive who joined Amazon.com when it was a new company with big ideas and played a major role in turning those i deas i n t o r e a l i ty . D i e d Wednesday in San Mateo County, Calif. Ari Zymelman, 50: A lawyer who won court rulings in recent years that had important repercussions f o r de f ense contractors accused of abuse and torture during the war in Iraq. Died Sept. 15 in Washington, D.C. — From wire reports


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The Associated Press TIGARD — A confused, upset woman who thought there was a gun Friday evening in a darkened Tigard t heater where t w o o t h er patrons were scuffling said the word "gun" out loud and set off a brief panic, a police spokesman said. Most of the 100 patrons in one theater of a multiplex in this Portland suburb ran into the lobby and out the door after several people repeated the alarm, Lt. Erick Boothby sard. Several nearby businesses in the B r idgeport V i llage mall b riefly l o cked t h eir doors, KATU-TV reported. "The word 'gun' came out of her mouth," Boothby said in a t e l ephone interview. "Two or three other folks repeated it, which started the

panic." There was no weapon, he said, adding no one was hurt and no one was arrested. Five Tigard officers responded, as did a half dozen police from nearby Tualatin. Washington County Sher-

iff's officers were en route but were called off, Boothby sa>d. Cinema workers kept the other theaters in the multiplex calm, he said. The woman seemed to be suffering from some sort of post-traumatic stress disorder, the officer said. "She was having an episode because ofthe movie and the emotion in the theater with t h e l i ghts out," he said. "She seemed very confused and upset over the whole matter." The audience was watching the movie "Prisoners." The scuffle involved a man in his 70s who apparently urinated on another patron's 14-year-old son. B o othby said the teen's father "took the older gentleman to the ground and held him there." That dust-up involved yelling and screaming, the spokesman said. Boothby said i t w a s n't clear whether the older man had medicalissues or possibly had a few drinks. Officers took him home.

Nike co-founderpledges I 500M for cancerresearch The Associated Press

PORTLAND Nike Inc. co-founder Phil Knight pledged $500 million to Oregon Health an d S cience U niversity in t h e f or m o f a challenge he hopes will launch a $1 billion cancer research initiative. The gift is contingent on OHSU raising at least $500 million for cancer within two years. The gift, announced Saturday by the hospital, is the third one from Knight and his wife, Penny, to OHSU. A 2008 gift of $100 million went to the hospital's Knight CancerInstitute.

The Knights announced the gift Friday night at a gala for the cancer institute. "It is incumbent on every one of us to do what he or she can to keep the miracles c oming," Knight s aid, i n comments distributed by the hospital. Knight Cancer Institute Director Dr. Brian Druker, who helped develop a drug that targets genetic defects in a particular cancer while leaving healthy cells unharmed, said the pledge will help kickstart solutions to the next major challenges in cancer research.

Tyler Hmgh TtoHope October 28, 1965 - September 15, 2013 Tyler Hugh Trollope passed away on September 15, 2013. Tyler was born in Winnemucca,Nevada on October 28, 1965. He has now joined his father, Hugh Trollope; and grandfather, Harry Trollope in heaven. He is survived by his children, Corrin, Trevor and Tanner Trollope; grandchildren, Trenton and Jackson Trollope; and the mother of his children, Maria Trollope. He is also survived by his mother, Karen Nickerson; his stepfather, Gary Nickerson, his sister, Kari Donnelly; and his grandmother, Hazel Trengrove. The family is very thankful for the loving care from Cash Lowe of TheShepherds House and the care given by Hospice. Donationsmay be made to The Shepherds House, . ~m 185 4NE Division, Bend OR.

~' Melvin Ronald",Mel", Gillett J~

t jg' January 24, l93S - September IS, 20I3

Melvin Ronald "Mel" Gillett of Prineville, Oregon, passed away peacefully at his home with his family by his side on September l5,2013.Hewas 78. tt Celebration of Life will take place Monday, September 23, 20I3 at 2:00 PM at First Baptist Church, located at 450 SEFairview Street, in Prineville. A reception will immediately follow. Mel was born January 24, I935 in Vernon, British Columbia, to Milton and Edith (Partridge) Gillett. Mel, along with his family settled in Prineville, Oregon, when he was nine. He graduated from Crook County High School in I955, where he also played football, and was named the most valuable player in the I 954 Shrine Game. After graduating, he attended Lewis and Clark College for one year, before being recruited to play professional football in the Canadian Football League for three years. He married Janet Mardyne Durkee on December 3, I955 in Camas, Washington. hfter his professional football career, Mel worked as a millworker at Consolidated Pine, retiring in I 999.

Mel, along with his wife are members of the First Baptist Church in Prineville. He was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed fishing, camping and boating. He also played city-league basketball and slow-pitch softball. Mel leaves behind his wife DfST years, Janet Gillett of Prineville; sons, Ronald (wife Diana) Gillett o(Prineville and Donald (wife Karen) Gillett of Powell Butte; daughters, Mary Lou (husband Dave) Dethman of Prineville, and Judy (husband Lloyd) Colburn of Turlock, CA. Other survivors include his sisters Beverly Thissell of Burns and Joyce Pinster of Lebanon; nine grandchildren; I8 great grandchildren and four great-great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by both ofhis parents. Mel never knew a stranger and always went out of his way to talk to others. He will be missed by all whom he has touched. Memorial contributions in Mers memory may be made to St. Charles Hospice, 2500 NE Neff Rd, Bend, oR 9TTOI or to First Baptist church, 450 SE Fairview Street, Prineville, OR9Tt54.

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