Former Haines resident, 1942-2017
Janet Gail Chandler Skarset,75, of San Jose, California, a former Haines-area resident, died Oct. 8, 2017, after a long struggle with health issues, including cancer.
Her funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 4, at First Emmanuel Lutheran Church in San Jose, California (374 S. Third St.).
Janet was born on Aug. 10, 1942, at La Grande. Her parents, Orville and Bell Chandler, lived on their ranch west of Haines in Baker County. The Orville Chandler Ranch is today owned jointly by Janet and members of the Chandler Family Trust.
Her early education, Grades 1-8, was in the Muddy Creek School. The trip to school often required a horseback ride or rather remote walk, at least once accompanied by a friendly cougar.
The trend of rural school consolidation then provided bus transportation to the high school in nearby North Powder, where Janet finished her junior year in high school. The death of her father in 1959 necessitated a move with her mother to Hood River, where Janet graduated from Hood River High School.
The next phase in her education, and indeed, an important part of her life was in Eugene, at Lane Community College where she studied dental hygiene. A graduate of the first class of dental hygienists at Lane Community College, she later graduated from the University of Oregon earning a degree in Public Health.
In Eugene she met and married Carl O. Hulegaard and they reared their children, Steffen and Sheralyn. Janet’s productive and challenging life included vocations in public health and dental hygiene. She spent a year in Riyadh Saudi Arabia working in the dental hygiene profession and helping to establish one of the first Western-based dental clinics.
Upon returning to the U.S., she moved to San Jose, California, where she meet Larry Skarset and became part of his family.
So much detail has been overlooked here, such as Janet’s love of flowers, good humor, laughter, but most of all devotion to her family and friends. Janet will be missed by all whose lives she touched and loved, family members said.
Janet, the youngest of four siblings, was preceded in death by brothers, Dan and Pat Chandler.
Survivors include her husband, Larry Skarset; children: son, Steffen Hulegaard, his wife, Chi, and their sons, Grant and Ryan; daughter, Sheralyn Hulegaard-Ready, her husband, Rick, and their daughter, Carlee; stepdaughter, Tammy Stark, and her husband Trent; her sister, Joan Fowler; and numerous nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, remembrances can be sent to the American Lung Association or the American Heart Association supporting research and early testing programs.
David E. Judy, 67, died Sept. 14, 2017, at St. Charles Hospital in Bend from complications of kidney disease (end-stage renal disease) and lung cancer.
David was born on Dec. 1, 1949, at Burns in the old hospital, to Frenchy and Thelma (Erickson) Judy. He was a 1968 graduate of Burns Union High School. He went to work, as many did, at Edward Hines Lumber Company in the sawmill division.
He also worked for H&H logging as a skidder operator for many years. In 1985 David moved to Bend where he went to work for Bend Mill Works until 1995.
In 1998 he graduated with an associate degree as an automotive technician from Central Oregon Community College in Bend. He then worked for Mac’s Radiator’s in Bend until his retirement in 2013.
David truly lived life to the fullest through simple pleasures; he loved playing music with his longtime friends while he lived in Burns. After he moved to Bend you could always find him out in the garage working on his own, his family members’ or his friends’ cars and trucks. He spent many years restoring his pride 1951 Ford pickup.
His grandchildren meant the world to him and he truly loved spending time with them when they visited.
Family members expressed their heartfelt thanks for “the wonderful help and care given by Dr. Robert V. Pinnick, his colleagues and staff at Bend Memorial Clinic’s Nephrology Department.”
Survivors include a brother, Jim Judy, and his wife, Karla (Zapf) Judy; a son, David Runnels, and his wife, Shanna (Dobson) Runnels; grandson, Keynan, and granddaughter, Danye.
Family, friends, and others whose lives David touched who would like to donate in memory of David may do so at the National Kidney Foundation website, www.kidney.org/support