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3 Central Ore. Deaths Attributed To Weekend Snowstorms

Authorities say that this weekend’s snowstorms contributed to deaths of three people in Central Oregon.

Workers Monday cleared snow from the roof of Newport Market in Bend.

Workers Monday cleared snow from the roof of Newport Market in Bend.

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On Saturday, emergency responders found the bodies of 83-year-old Henry Constable and 69-year-old Brooke Constable covered in snow outside their home near Sisters. Police went looking for them after receiving a report that the couple couldn’t be reached by phone. According to police, the husband and wife had apparently been walking from the road on an unplowed driveway.

That same day outside of Bend, paramedics responded to call of a 61-year-old man who had collapsed while shoveling snow. Tim Lillebo was a noted environmentalist who spent nearly four decades with the conservation group, Oregon Wild.

Tim Lillebo

Tim Lillebo

Elizabeth Feryl/Oregon Wild

“There are place in Eastern Oregon that would not be permanently protected if not for Tim,” said Sean Stevens, Oregon Wild’s Executive Director. “He helped put lines on the map to protect places that will be there forever.”

Lillebo is survived by his wife, Karen.

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