Obituaries

Wallace Clay Chappell

6 February 1954 - 14 November 2022

On November 14, 2022, God gave Wallace Clay Chappell rest from his earthly labors. Born in Hohenwald, Tennessee, on February 6, 1954, Wallace was the second of four children of Jesse A. and Bertha Mays Chappell. His father, Jesse, and older brother, Andrew J. Chappell, preceded him in death.

Margaret Bird

14 November 2022

Margaret Bird, Killiney Dublin Ireland passed away on November 14, 2022, in the care of the Intensive Care Unit of St. Vincents University Hospital Dublin. Margaret and her husband Tony were residents of Abqaiq from 1980 until retirement in 2004 and were sadly missed by her two sons Colin and Trevor, relatives, and friends. Margret was deeply involved in the choir singing fraternity in Abqaiq. May she Rest in Peace.

Patricia Edna Oertley

9 October 1927 - 6 November 2022

Patricia Edna (Pat) Oertley, passed away peacefully in her Bend home, on Nov.6, 2022 at the age of 95. She was born in Pensacola, FL on Oct. 9, 1927, to Cecil and Virginia (Bufkin) Webb, and grew up through high school with her brothers Cecil Jr. and Jerry, and sister Virginia, in Tampa, FL. She has resided in central Oregon for 40 years, first in Sunriver, then Bend.

Frederick William Goff

22 June 1940 - 5 November 2022

Frederick William Goff passed away on November 5, 2022, in Austin, Texas embraced by the family he so generously loved to the very end. Anchored in his faith, Fred was devoted to his family, generously served his community for decades, and gave much to this world as a gifted engineer and leader.

David Davenport

13 February 1931 - 4 November 2022

Predeceased by his wife of 57 years, Stella Roselia (Buescher) Davenport, David (Dave) was survived by his sister, Frances Hartung, daughter Debra (Davenport) Schmidt (Robert), grandsons Jason and William Schmidt, and son Alan Davenport (Kathy), grandsons Eric and Kevin Davenport.

Don Larry Thompson

30 October 1952 - 27 October 2022

Don Larry "L.D." Thompson, 69, of Lumberton, passed away peacefully in his home Thursday, October 27, 2022. He was born on October 30, 1952, in Pasadena, to Lona Mae Cotton Thompson and D.C. Thompson.

Ruperto C. Velarde Jr.

21 September 1946 - 26 October 2022

We regretfully announce the passing of Engr. Ruperto C. Velarde, Jr., age 76, of Leesburg, Virginia on October 26, 2022. Ruperto was born on September 21, 1946, in Leyte, Philippines. He enjoyed playing chess with his children and his grandchildren. He graduated from Feati University with a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering.

Phillip Lyons Sr.

22 November 1941 - 26 October 2022

Phillip "Bud" Lyons Sr, 80, of Alvin, Texas passed away on Wednesday, October 26, 2022 at The Phoenix Post-Acute in Texas City, Texas. Bud was born November 22, 1941, in Gueydan, LA to Joseph Bosman and Elder Marie (née Richard) Lyons. He graduated from Sulphur High School in 1959.

Richard Thorne Scully

15 April 1924 - 25 October 2022

Richard Thorne Scully, a longtime resident of Garrison, passed away on October 25, 2022, aged 98. Born on 15 April 1924, in New York City, Richard was a man of the world, with intellect and wit. He was a lover of classical music, animals and nature, and was singularly unimpressed with pretension or the trappings of success.

Ibrahim Iliyan

21 February 1937 - 23 October 2022

Ibrahim Iliyan, 85, passed peacefully in his home in Montreal, Quebec on Oct. 23, 2022, surrounded by his family. Ibrahim was born on Feb. 21, 1937 in Jaffa, Palestine. Upon completion of a Petroleum Engineering degree in Egypt, Ibrahim began his 37 and a half-year career with Saudi Aramco.

Ronald Charles Hopple

7 March 1941 - 23 October 2022

Ronald Charles Hopple, 81, of Clear Lake City, TX passed away on October 23, 2022, peacefully in his sleep. Ronald was born to Charles and Mae Hopple in Harrisburg, PA on March 7, 1941. He grew up in his hometown of Williamstown, PA, graduating from Williamstown High School in 1959.

Donald A. Blankenship

20 October 2022

Donald A. Blankenship, 80, of Soddy-Daisy, TN passed away Thursday, October 20, 2022 at his home. He was retired from Saudi-Aramco where he worked as an Electrical Engineer and was a U. S. Navy Veteran. He was a member of Dallas Bay Baptist Church and his passions in life were gardening and spending time with his family.