Eva Lou Carey

Born: Sun., Aug. 11, 1929
Died: Wed., Jun. 2, 2010

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Eva Lou Carey - a lifelong resident of Pendleton and Pilot Rock passed away peacefully on Wednesday, June 2, 2010 at her home. She was 80 years old. A Recitation of the Holy Rosary will be held at 7:00 P.M. on Wednesday, June 9, 2010 at Burns Mortuary Chapel in Pendleton. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 A.M. on Thursday, June 10, 2010 at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Pendleton. Interment will follow at Olney Cemetery in Pendleton. Contributions in memory of Eva Lou Carey may be made to: the Umatilla County Historical Society, St. Mary's Outreach or to the ALS Association, and may be sent care of Burns Mortuary of Pendleton, PO Box 489, Pendleton, OR 97801. Sign the online guestbook or send condolences at www.burnsmortuary.com Burns Mortuary of Pendleton is in charge of arrangements. Eva Lou was born on August 11, 1929 in Pilot Rock, OR, to George and Bonnie Gill Johnson. She was raised on a wheat/cattle ranch near Nye Junction. She attended Pilot Rock High School. She also took many college courses at Blue Mountain Community College in Criminal Law and Photography. She married Jimmy Dean Durham on March 18, 1956 in Seattle, Washington. Eva Lou had worked for the Pilot Rock Lumber Company, Pilot Rock City Hall, Umatilla Count Sheriff's Office and the State of Oregon. She had been a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church. She volunteered with the Umatilla County Historical Society and St. Mary's Outreach. She had an interest in genealogy and family. Eva Lou is survived by her children; Deborah Warlick of Boring, OR, and Vanessa Bennett of Quitman, TX, sister Georgia Hoose of Pendleton, OR, four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

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Eva Mabbott
   Posted Mon June 07, 2010
Eva Lou will always hold a special place in my heart. She has been my close friend for over 20 years and I will greatly miss her. Oh, how she loved and adored her family, especially her grand and great grandchildren. Our phone chats were filled with stories about them and although I never met the ones in Texas, I certainly know all about them. To her family, I hope you find comfort knowing that she is with her heavenly father and had a good life while she was with us. I love you, Eva Lou.

Debra Stribling
   Posted Mon June 07, 2010
Vanessa & Family, Many thoughts & prayers for you & your family during this time & in the lonely days ahead. May God bless & keep each & everyone of you is my prayer. Many Blessings

Mayanna Smith Kkopp
   Posted Mon June 07, 2010
To the daughters and sister of Eva Lou. I remember the times we stayed with each other in our grade school years and probably high school too. I always loved staying with her. Over the years we have visited at our dinners when a bunch of alumni would get together at Shari's for dinner and visiting. I had such a good visit with her at Paralee Weinke's funeral at the dinner following. I will certainly miss her.

Rhandi Fails
   Posted Tue June 08, 2010
So sorry to hear of your loss. Keeping the family in my thoughts and prayers. May God Bless each one.

Alice Parker
   Posted Wed June 09, 2010
Vanessa - I am so very sorry for your loss. I know you will miss your Mother deeply. Trust in the Lord and he will get you through these days. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Gail Tennison
   Posted Wed June 09, 2010
My deepest sympathy to you all and I pray that your family is strengthened by God's love during this time.

Sharon Berry
   Posted Wed June 09, 2010
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this time.

Peggy
   Posted Wed June 09, 2010
Vanessa and family: I am so very sorry for your loss. I hope you are finding strength in God during these hard times, as He will see you through. Much Love, Peggy Woodrum

Sandra Clark
   Posted Thu June 10, 2010
Vanessa, you and your family are in my prayers. Trust in God for all your strength and through him each day will get easier. Sandra

Mendy Clark
   Posted Tue June 15, 2010
We are so sorry to hear of Eva Lou's passing. My daughter, Ellie, and I will miss her faithfulness as well as lunches after church with my mother, Twila. May they both be watching over all of us...

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