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Dennis Keith Hartley
Phyllis Marie Eades
Cottonwood, Ariz.
Nampa, Idaho
January 27, 1943 — April 9, 2019
July 3, 1933 — July 11, 2019
June 10, 1930 — July 5, 2019
Dennis Keith Hartley, McManus welcomed his
former Hermiston, Oregon, first child, Lyla Lea Hart-
resident, passed away in ley. In 1981 Dennis married
Nancy Simpson
Cottonwood, Ari-
zona, on April 9,
and in Septem-
ber of 1982 their
2019. Dennis was
son Daniel Kevin
born in Portland,
Hartley was born.
Oregon, on Janu-
ary 27, 1943. He
In 1989 Den-
nis and family set-
was the son of Vir-
tled in Cotton-
wood, Arizona,
and Ralph Hartley.
Dennis is sur-
vived by his
spent the next 30
years as an engi-
neer for the Verde
Hartley of Salem,
Canyon Railroad.
Oregon, and his
He attempted to
son Daniel Hartley
retire in 2003 but
(Chelsea) of Lake
found the retiree
Ridge, Virginia,
life wasn’t really
Mandie Ottmar, grandson for him. He continued to
Michael Gunter of Beaver- work up until the very end
ton, Oregon, granddaugh- as a railroad subject matter
ters Abigail, Carolina, Elea- expert and railroad museum
nor and Hannah Hartley of host.
Lake Ridge, Virginia, and
Dennis attended the Verde
great-granddaughter, Community Church where
Mila Joy Ottmar of Beaver- he lent his musical talents
ton, Oregon.
and that deep operatic voice
Dennis grew up in Herm- to the church choir. He spent
iston, Oregon, and graduated countless hours singing to
from Hermiston High School the elderly and at funerals,
in 1960. He was quite adept memorials and even at his
at singing from an early age son’s wedding. His musi-
and quickly found a place in cal talents were known and
musical theatre. During his loved by everyone at church,
high school years, he sang in work and across the Verde
several musicals.
Shortly after his 17th
Dennis was preceded in
birthday he enlisted into death by his parents. He has
the U.S. Army. He served three surviving brothers,
for three years as a cryp- Scott, Brad and Harold Hart-
tographic teletype repair- ley, and two sisters, Marcia
man, attended airborne Sherris and Janis Williams.
school and was assigned
July 27, 2019, at 1 p.m.
as a paratrooper to the 50th there will be a service with
Signal Battalion under the military honors celebrat-
18th Airborne Corps at Fort ing Dennis at the Hermiston
Bragg, North Carolina. He Cemetery.
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was always proud of the 36
jumps he completed and Mortuary of Hermiston,
spoke fondly of his military Oregon. Please share memo-
ries of Dennis with his fam-
In October 1965 Den- ily at burnsmortuaryhermis-
nis and his girlfriend Ellie ton.com.
Phyllis Marie Eades, 86, out the United States. Phyl-
passed away July 11, 2019, lis was a devoted Christian
in Hermiston after a pro- and she loved people and
longed illness at
they loved her. Her
her home.
smile could light
She was born
up a room and
July 3, 1933, in
her laugh will be
Pendleton, Ore-
missed by all.
gon, to Char-
She is survived
ley and Beulah
by her husband
(Neill) Plourd.
of 55 years, Larry
She was raised
Eades, Hermiston,
Ore.; sister Mar-
gie Warren, Rich-
land, Wash.; her
ton High School
in the class of
Jackie Hampton
1951. Phyllis was united of Tigard, Geri Nelson of
in marriage to Larry Eades Coupeville, Wash., Kathy
on November 12, 1964, in Hahn of Gresham and Sta-
cey Waelty of Hermiston;
Reno, Nevada.
Phyllis spent her adult eight grandchildren: Brian,
life in Hermiston rais- Dustin, Kiersa, Amanda,
ing her four daughters. In Cheyenna, Amy, Riley and
1978 they moved to Board- Skyler; and 10 great-grand-
man, where she took on children: Kaiya, Preston,
the role of foreman in run- Kendall, Noah, Kannon,
ning the family 200-acre Ensley, Olivia, Lindy, Rory
ranch. Her interests and and Zoey.
jobs ran the gamut. Phyl-
Phyllis was preceded in
lis was an excellent horse- death by her parents and a
woman, bowler, seamstress brother, Don Plourd.
and could cut a rug on the
In lieu of flowers we ask
dance floor. She was often that you make a contribu-
seen hauling cattle to a sale, tion in Phyllis’ memory to
changing sprinklers, irri- Vange John Memorial Hos-
gating the alfalfa, driving pice Education fund or to
the swather and, when time your preferred charity.
A celebration of life ser-
allowed, playing 18 holes
vice will be held Thursday,
on the golf course.
Phyllis was a gardener July 18, 2019, at 10 a.m.
and canned just about any- at Burns Mortuary chapel,
thing and everything. She Hermiston, Oregon.
loved to camp and fish and
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was a skilled card player. In Mortuary of Hermiston,
retirement Larry and Phyl- Oregon. Please share mem-
lis moved back to Hermis- ories of Phyllis with her
ton and began traveling in family at burnsmortuary-
their fifth wheel through- hermiston.com.
Melva Marie (Stansbury) her life to her family and
Knight of Nampa, Idaho, church. She was a lover of
former longtime Hermis- nature, God’s Word, and
ton, Oregon, resi-
dent, was born on
Additionally, she
was a prayer war-
June 10, 1930, in
rior and a firm
Dayton, Ohio, to
believer in Christ
parents Fred and
and the place He
Anna Marie (Full-
mer) Stansbury.
was preparing for
She died on July
She is survived
5, 2019, in Boise,
by her sisters,
Idaho, at the age
of 89 years.
and Joyce Mar-
tin, and chil-
attended schools in Dayton, dren Dennis, Steve, Jac-
Ohio, and moved to Arizona queline
as a teenager with her par- David Knight, as well as
ents. She was united in mar- seven grandchildren and 13
riage to Willis “Whitey” great-grandchildren.
Melva was preceded in
Knight on October 22, 1949,
death by her parents, Fred
in Kingman, Arizona.
They moved to Hermis- and Anna Marie Stansbury,
ton, Oregon, in 1950, where husband Willis “Whitey”
they raised their family. Knight, grandson Joshua
Melva was a longtime mem- Knight, and daughter-in-law
ber of the Hermiston Church Janice Knight.
In lieu of flowers, please
of the Nazarene, where she
served in numerous capaci- consider donating to Wil-
ties alongside her husband. lis & Melva Knight Nursing
She also worked as a nurse Scholarship at Northwest
assistant at Good Shepherd Nazarene University. Con-
Hospital and served on the tact: 208-467-8832 or www.
Ladies Auxiliary for a num- nnu.edu/give
ber of years. Melva moved
A graveside funeral ser-
to Idaho in 2008 to be near vice was held on Saturday,
family, following the death July 13, 2019, at 2 p.m. at
the Hermiston Cemetery,
of her husband.
To describe Melva in one Hermiston, Oregon.
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word, it would be “welcom-
ing.” She was a “behind the Mortuary of Hermiston,
scenes” worker with a heart Oregon. Please share mem-
of gold. Her goal in life was ories of Melva with her
to make others comfortable family at http://burnsmortu-
and cared for and devoted aryhermiston.com.
Barbara Alice ‘Barb’ Harrison
October 4, 1934 — July 7, 2019
Norvin D. Roberts of
Norvin enjoyed traveling
Hermiston was born October and snowbirding to Arizona,
4, 1934, in Snover,
boating, hunting,
Michigan, the son
fishing and work-
ing on small con-
of Earl and Leigh
struction projects.
(Minard) Roberts.
He is sur-
He passed away
vived by his wife,
in Hermiston on
Rosemary; chil-
Sunday, July 7,
dren Robin (Rob)
2019, at the age of
Elkins, Larry Cox,
Norvin grew up
and attended his
Roberts and Dawn
schooling in San-
ter Joyce (Olin)
dusky, Michigan.
Smith; 16 grand-
After high school,
he worked for General children; and numerous
Motors as an auto painter for great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death
several years. In the early
1960s he began working as by his parents, and a son and
a cabinet maker for Marlette daughter-in-law, Mike and
Homes in Snover, Mich. He Frances Roberts.
At his request, no ser-
helped with the startup of
plants in Marlette, Mich- vices will be held. Arrange-
igan, Americus, Georgia, ments by Burns Mortuary of
and Hermiston, Oregon. In Hermiston, Oregon.
In lieu of flowers family
1968 he moved to Hermis-
ton where he worked as an suggests memorial contribu-
assistant superintendant for tions be sent to Vange John
Marlette Homes. He was Memorial Hospice.
To leave an online condo-
later promoted to general
manager and held that posi- lence for the family please
tion until retiring in the late go to www.burnsmortuary-
Lady golfers earn King’s
and Queen’s scholarships
2019 scholarship winners
have been selected by the
King’s and Queen’s schol-
arship committee and for
the first time, all are golfers
from Umatilla and Morrow
county girls’ teams.
McKenzie McLeod and
Rylee Harris from Pend-
leton High School, Claire
Grieb from Heppner High
School and Mykah Krum-
wiede from Hermiston
High School were each
awarded $750. In the past,
awards have been granted
to two boys and two girls.
There are now 18 schol-
arship recipients in the past
six years from high schools
in Umatilla and Morrow
counties. They are given
to graduating members of
a golf team who plan to
attend a college, univer-
sity or trade school after
The event stated in 2011
as a fun tournament for
couples. In 2014, enough
money had been generated
for the first two scholarship
Scholarships are based
on the idea that supporting
players from high school
golf teams is also sup-
porting a sport with many
important life lessons.
“Golf is a game of honor,”
said Don Obrist, chairman
of the event. “Young golf-
ers learn that golf is a game
of respect, integrity and
The tournament will be
played this weekend, July
20-21, at Big River Golf
Course in Umatilla.
For more informa-
tion on the scholarship,
call Craig Lockwood at
Nathaniel J. ‘Nat’ Bloomer
February 15, 1951 — May 31, 2019
Norvin D. Roberts
Melva Marie (Stansbury) Knight
Jan. 24, 1963 — July 8, 2019
Nathaniel J. “Nat” Bloomer, 56, of Hermiston, died
Monday, July 8, 2019, as the result of a motorcycle acci-
dent in Hermiston. He was born Jan. 24, 1963, in Idaho
Falls, Idaho. Arrangements are pending with Burns Mortu-
ary of Hermiston. Share memories with the family at www.
Barbara Alice “Barb” and Boardman, Oregon.
Harrison, 68, peacefully left She always tried to inspire
for her heavenly home on her students to be kind and
Friday, May 31,
encouraged them
2019, in the pres-
to follow their
N. Pearl Fletcher
ence of her hus-
band, Bill, and
She relished
— July 9, 2019
family celebra-
N. Pearl Fletcher, 91, of Hermiston, died Tuesday, July
tions, trips to
Andra and Alyssa,
the ocean, walk- 9, 2019, at her home. She was born May 22, 1928, in Long
at their home in
ing on the board- Beach, California. Arrangements are pending with Burns
walks down by Mortuary of Hermiston. Share memories with the family at
Barb was the
the marina and the www.burnsmortuaryhermiston.com.
second of four
sandy beaches of
daughters born to
the Oregon Coast.
Howard and Ber-
Christmas was her
on February 15, 1951, in favorite time of year, spend-
Washington. ing her time baking, dec-
Barb’s childhood home was orating and drinking hot
a gentleman’s farm where cocoa.
Barbara, preceded in
she enjoyed horse riding and
caring of their family’s ani- death by her father How-
mals. From her childhood ard and mother Bernice, is
came wonderful stories, like survived by her husband
the horse her parents pur- Bill Harrison and their two
chased with an unknown daughters Andra Spen-
pregnancy, the scandal of cer and Alyssa Harrison;
raising chickens in the base- Andra’s husband Mathew;
ment, and a heifer that gave four grandchildren: Illumi-
rides and would eat peanut nation, Ember, Elijah and
Elladaya; and Barb’s three
butter sandwiches.
Barb attended Central sisters, Janan Eppig, Patri-
Kitsap High School grad- cia Coomes, and Cynthia
uating in 1969, further- Jaquay.
ing her education at West-
A celebration of life ser-
ern Washington University vice will be held July 27,
A hundred years from now it will not matter what My bank account
was, the sort of house I lived in, or the kind of car I drove... but the
in Bellingham. With degree 2019, at New Hope Commu-
world may be different because I was important in the Life of a Child.
in hand, she landed in Guam nity Church by invitation.
with a two-year teaching
contract. Shortly after arriv-
ing on Guam, she found a
loving church where she
began to grow in her rela-
tionship with God.
While on Guam she met
The Girl Scouts of Oregon and SW Washington would
the love of her life Bill Har-
like to thank those who helped to make the 15th annual
rison. Bill proposed to her
on Guam’s “Lover’s Leap”
and the two were married
on New Year’s Day 1974.
The couple moved back
an evening to remember!
to the Pacific Northwest
Royal Kingdom Sponsors
where they started a fam-
In-Kind Donors & Other
60 Minute Photo; Hermiston Dairy Queen;
ily: Andra born in 1979, fol-
Hermiston Generating Company*;
Abadan Reprographics, Burger King,
Marlette Oregon; NW Metal Fabricators, Inc.;
lowed by Alyssa in 1985.
Anderson Hansell PC, Barnett & Moro,
R.S. Davis Recycling; United Rentals
Barb, embracing the life of
Desert Lanes, Eric Alder, the Hunter Family,
Joys One of a Kind, Umatilla County Fair,
Princess Sponsors
a wife and mother, became
U.S. Linen & Uniform, Walmart DC
proficient in baking, can-
Hermiston Kiwanis Foundation*;
Service Providers
ning, sewing, crafts, and
Jesse Torres - State Farm; Smith Security, LLC*;
60 Minute Photo, Girl Scouts OSW,
Umatilla Electric Cooperative;
gardening. She brought all
Hermiston Chamber of Commerce,
Velasco Used Car Sales
Serenity Sisters Catering
her talents to the forefront
with entries in the Umatilla
Burns Mortuary of Hermiston*; Elmer’s Irrigation; Special Thanks to
County Fair where she was
Umatilla County Fair Court, and
Family Health Associates Umatilla*;
Hermiston Senior Center; Kiwanis Club of Echo; UHS Stuntmen and baseball team
awarded Homemaker of the
Midway Bar & Grill; Shelco Electric, Inc.;
Rock Electric*; Oregon Trail Veterinary Clinic;
* Contributed tickets to the ball’s Family
Pea Ridge Embroidery & Signs
Assistance Program.
With Barb’s passion for
teaching young children,
Our gratitude also goes to all of the Girl Scout members and
she primarily taught first
friends who helped plan, set up and run the event. And much
grade spanning a 30-year
appreciation to the fathers/ father figures and their princesses
career. She taught in Guam;
for joining us for a trip across the universe!
in Paterson, Washington;
and in Hermiston, Irrigon
Me and My Prince Ball