Virginia Mae Reiman

Born: Fri., May 15, 1925
Died: Thu., Jan. 19, 2012

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Virginia Mae Reiman – a longtime resident of Pendleton, passed away on Thursday, January 19, 2012, at St. Anthony Hospital in Pendleton. She was 86 years old. A Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, January 28th, 2012, at 11:00 A.M. at Burns Mortuary Chapel in Pendleton. You may send condolences online at www.burnsmortuary.com Burns Mortuary of Pendleton is handling arrangements. Virginia was born in Promise City, Iowa, on May 15, 1925. She was the daughter of the late Thomas and Edna Mattly Raines. She was raised in Iowa, and came to Oregon as a young woman. On January 17, 1946 she married Walter "Bud" Reiman in La Grande, Oregon. The couple made their home in Pendleton, where they raised their children. Virginia was a warmhearted woman who loved her family very much, as well as her cats and horses. She had a passion for riding horses and had been a member of the Umatilla Sage Riders as well as the Pendleton Mustangers. She had worked for 20 years in the Laundry department for the Eastern Oregon State Hospital and the Oregon Correctional Institution. She also had worked for U.S. Bank, the U.S. Forest Service and the Umatilla County Courthouse. She was a longtime member of the Main Street Side Saddlers and participated in the Round-Up Parades and the Twilight Breakfast for many years. She was very civil-minded and volunteered her time with many organizations including: 4-H, Camp Fire USA, Cub Scouts, Toastmistresses and the Heritage Station Museum. She was secretary for the Pendleton Veterans of Foreign Wars Let'Er Buck Post 922 Auxiliary. Even at the age of 86, she could still be found nearly every Saturday volunteering her time at the Community Bargain Counter. She will be greatly missed. Virginia is survived by her husband of 66 years Bud Reiman of Pendleton, her daughter LaDonna Coulter of Bend, OR, and her son Bill Reiman of Pendleton, OR, one brother Marvin Raines of Hepburn, Iowa, two sisters Marlis Currin and Linda Currin both of Villisca, Iowa, four grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, one brother Rex Raines, and four sisters: Leona Alba, Betty Arfman, Juanita Dunlap and Edna Darlene Poteet.

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Wayne & Marnie Fordice
   Posted Fri January 27, 2012
Bud, LaDonna, Bill and family- Mike called earlier this week to inform us of Virgina's passing. We send our condolences since we are unable to be at the service in Pendleton tomorrow. We want you to know that we're sorry for your loss and will be thinking of you in the days and weeks ahead as you grieve. With our sincere sympathy,

Kathy DeRuwe, Kryssa and Joey Haggberg
   Posted Fri January 27, 2012
Dear Bud, We were saddened to see your Virginia had passed. What special memories we shared as your neighbors for the years the kids were growing up on 'Wildhorse Creek Road.' I loved watching those same spotted ponies we saw in the parades grazing in the pasture next to ours. You and Virginia were always fair and kind to both the kids and the animals who lived on our road. During the RoundUp Cowboy Breakfast this year Virginia pushed her way right up to the front of the crownd to say hello to me and listen to our mounted band performance. She was using her cane and no one got in her way!! A few months later, I had the opportunity to stop by and visit for a bit at the house. Both you and Virginia were just as warm and welcoming as always. Your well-fed cats were also very friendly! Thank you for the special memories and we wish you only the best. With Love, Kathy and Shane DeRuwe Kryssa and Joey Haggberg

Russ & Jan Kellogg
   Posted Fri January 27, 2012
We want to let each of you know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. We so sorry to hear about your wife, mom. May God be with you at this time. Russ and Jan

Russ & Jan Kellogg
   Posted Fri January 27, 2012
We want to let each of you know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. We were so sorry to hear about Virginia death. May God be with you at this time. It will not be the same not seeing Virginia out in her yard in the spring and summer, even though the last few years have been harder for her. It was good to see her when she did not feel well just sitting outside with her cats. We know they ment alot to her. We will miss her around here. Know, you will be thought as you go through this time. Russ and Jan kellogg

Janette Divish
   Posted Fri January 27, 2012
Dear Bud and Family, I was so sorry to hear of Virginia's passing. She was such a good friend to me at the V.F.W. We worked many a project and lots of Veterans dinners for Round-up and of course the Cowboy Breakfasts. She was always eager to help and worked hard. She took me under her wing when I joined and I have loved her every since. Bud and she gave my dad a ride on their horse and buggy when he won Mr. V.F.W. He was really pleased to be in the parade. I hope you all draw comfort knowing she was loved by many. Sincerely, Janette

Bill & Karen Taylor
   Posted Sat January 28, 2012
Virginia was such a special, pleasant, friendly, active lady. We enjoyed visiting with her.... Yes, she will be missed. However, we are all blessed to have had her with us. And Pendleton is a better little city because of Virginia.

Deb Croswell
   Posted Sat January 28, 2012
Bud and family, We are so sorry to hear about Virginia's passing. I admire and appreciate the friendship that you and Virginia had with my late grandparents, Virgil and Marge Weathers. I know you all had some good times together. We will miss seeing Virginia in her Side Saddlers outfit during Round-Up. Our thoughts are with you.

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