Deloris M. (Orton) StoneSeptember 19, 1922 ~ May 23, 2017 (age 94)
Deloris Marie Stone (Orton)
September 19, 1922 – May 23, 2017
Deloris Stone passed away peacefully on Tuesday, May 23, at the age of 94 and is now in the presence of the Lord Jesus whom she loved and served.
Deloris Marie Orton was born in Pendleton, OR, on September 19, 1922. The first child of Beecher and Sopha Orton, she had two brothers, Ivan and Don. When World War II broke out, she met Burleigh William Redifer. They were married in 1942. Soon after, Burleigh was sent to Bedford, England. They had four children: Dee Ann, Kathie, Bill, and Bonnie. Burleigh was killed in a private plane crash in 1963. She married Frank Stone in 1965. They had two children, Sonja and Marc. Marc passed away in 1985, due to an automobile accident. Frank passed away in 2002.
Deloris kept active teaching Sunday school, helping with Child Evangelism Fellowship, hosting Bible studies and Bible clubs and participating in short term ministries, which included trips to England, Mexico and the Caribbean. An annual highlight was serving on the Godmobile at the Umatilla County Fair and the Oregon State Fair. In her later years she crocheted baby caps for the newborns at Good Shepherd Hospital. Deloris proved herself to be a servant to all. She prayed daily for her family and friends and was unselfish in her giving to the Lord. Many around the world have been touched by her example.
Deloris is preceded in death by her parents, Beecher and Sopha Orton, brother Ivan Orton, first husband Burleigh Redifer, second husband Frank Stone, and son Marc Stone. She is survived by her brother Don Orton of Pendleton, and children Dee Ann Valdivia of Kodiak, AK; Kathie (Richard) Wilson of Pasco, WA; Bill (Lois) Redifer of Three Hills, AB; Bonnie Redifer of McMinnville; and Sonja Bogart of Hermiston; six grandchildren: Heath Wilson, Brett (Jacki) Wilson, Sharon Redifer, Melissa Redifer, Allison Bogart and Matthew (Asha) Bogart; and three great grandchildren: Andrew Wilson, Wyatt Wilson and Londyn Redifer.
Funeral Services will be at 1:00 P.M. Saturday June 3, 2017 at Burns Mortuary Chapel with Pastor Bill Griggs officiating. Interment will follow in Hermiston Cemetery