David Jesse Broadhurst Jr.
May 18, 1953 - July 31, 2018
David Jesse Broadhurst Jr. of John Day passed away July 31 in Boise, Idaho, after a battle with liver cancer. Dave was born May 18, 1953, in California to David and Amanda Broadhurst. He was the last born of three.
Dave joined the Army in December of 1975 and was in the service until he was injured and discharged with honors in December of 1978.
Dave enjoyed being outdoors, gardening, taking drives, shooting guns and making things for others. He also enjoyed working around his home with some close friends or buying surprises for his local girls and bartenders. What he loved the most was visiting friends and having a few beers. He made a huge impact on anyone lucky enough to meet him.
Dave was preceded in death by his parents, David and Amanda Broadhurst. Survivors include his eldest sister Susan Werrin (husband, David), and sister Dana Daubert (husband, Chris), both of Dixon, California; nephew Tyler (wife, Amelia) of Santa Monica, California; nephew Jonathan Werrin of Portland, Oregon; and niece Amanda Werrin of Sacramento, California.
Services will be held at a later date. Contributions can be made to the Department of Veterans Affairs or the American Cancer Society in honor of David Broadhurst Jr.
Perry Charles Dodge
June 23, 1931 - Aug. 22, 2018
Perry Charles Dodge, 87, of Canyon City passed away Aug. 22 at Valley View Assisted Living in John Day. A memorial service was held Sunday, Aug. 26, at Valley View Assisted Living. Perry was born in Prairie City on June 23, 1931. He was raised all over Grant County but mostly lived at Antone. He has two stepbrothers and a stepsister.
Perry joined the Air Force when he was 19 years old. He became a master sergeant and worked on the airplanes as an aircraft electrician. He was in the Air Force for 22 years. After he discharged from the military, he went to work as a guard for the Federal Reserve Bank in Portland. He then worked as a custodian.
Perry married Mary Gardner and they had three children and two adopted children. They were married for 36 years. After they divorced, he married Margaret Ann Hatterscheid in 1987. He has seven grandchildren and at least four great-grandchildren.
Perry traveled to England, Guam and Saudi Arabia. He enjoyed fishing, watching the news, working on and driving cars, hunting and country music. He also raised cocker spaniels. Perry went to college when he was 70 years old to learn computers and about writing. He wrote a book, “Dogs With The Right Stuff,” and published it. The book was a series of short stories about dogs from the dog’s point of view. Perry was a member of “Warbirds,” an Air Force club, and also a member of the Eagles Lodge.
Perry moved to Valley View Assisted Living in May 2012. His hobbies included reading and crossword puzzles. He enjoyed watching travel movies about other countries, and loved spending time with his wife, Ann, and his favorite dog, Sable.
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Cheryl Hubbird, 59, of Dayville passed away at her residence on Aug. 20. Arrangements have been entrusted to Driskill Memorial Chapel of John Day. To leave an online condolence for the family, visit driskillmemorialchapel.com.
Frederick ‘Lee’ Sundsmo
Sept. 8, 1943 - Aug. 23, 2018
Frederick “Lee” Sundsmo was born Sept. 8, 1943, and died Aug. 23 after a two-year battle with cancer. He graduated from Redmond Union High School and enlisted in the Army. He was stationed for two and a half years in Germany, mostly in communications, and was given high marks for sharpshooting. In 1967 he was discharged.
He married Pam after returning stateside, and they had Carrie and Terry. They later divorced. He wandered all around the Pacific Northwest and remarried and divorced twice more.
He loved big dogs, especially black labs, and working on vehicles. After retiring from a 15-year job detailing newly built homes in Bend, he came to Mt. Vernon to be near his only sibling. Walking the river trails daily at Clyde Holliday State Park, with dog in hand, he also enjoyed taking pictures of various wildlife, including a family of raccoons born in an old upright tree trunk.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Wallace and Helen, and an older sister, DeAnne. He is survived by daughter Carrie and her husband, Jerry, of Prineville, along with nephews Sid and Jerry Bucholz. Dean, Steven and Nathan Bucholz are also in Oregon. Son Terry’s whereabouts are unknown. Also surviving him are three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren, and sister Mya Ennis and Jim, of Mt. Vernon. He will be missed. A family service will be held at the Terrebonne Cemetery at a later date.