Leta L. Currey

Born: Sat., Mar. 5, 1966
Died: Mon., May 28, 2012

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Leta L. Currey - a resident of Pendleton, died Monday, May 28, 2012 from injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident in Baker County, Oregon. She was 46 years old. Funeral services will be held Friday, June 1st, 2012 at 2:00 P.M. in the First United Methodist Church, 352 SE 2nd Street, Pendleton, OR 97801. Viewing will be held from 12:00 Noon to 5:00 P.M. on Thursday, May 31st, 2012 at Burns Mortuary of Pendleton. Contributions in memory of Leta may be directed to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure – Oregon and SW Washington Affiliate, and may be sent care of Burns Mortuary of Pendleton, P.O. Box 489, Pendleton, Oregon 97801. Sign the online guest book and send condolences at www.burnsmortuary.com Burns Mortuary of Pendleton is in charge of arrangements. Leta Currey was born March 5, 1966, in Lewiston, Maine. Leta was the daughter of Donald Moulton and Jenny McLeod. She was raised and educated in Maine. In 1989 she moved to Elgin, Oregon. She had worked with Headstart in Elgin as well as the Elgin Corner Market and D & B Supply in La Grande. She had also been a reserve Police Officer for the City of Elgin. She married James Currey on July 25, 1998 in Elgin. The couple came to Pendleton in 2005. While here she had worked for Verizon and the PGG store before she began working as a TSA Officer for Homeland Security at the Pasco Airport. She had continued with Homeland Security until the time of her death. She was the founder of the Northwest Iron Maiden women's motorcycle riders, a member of Wife's Behind The Badge, the H.O.G. Harley Owners Group and a member of the Elgin Methodist Church. She greatly enjoyed spending time with her family and grandchildren as well as knitting, crocheting, photography, gardening and anything with the color purple. Her passion was riding her motorcycle. She is survived by her husband James Currey at the home in Pendleton, her five children; Dana Apling of Portland, OR, Stephen Devoe of Pendleton, OR, Isaac Bolduc of Portland, OR, Rainer Bolduc of Yucca Valley, CA, and India Hardy of La Grande, OR, nine grandchildren: Jonathan, Alex, James, Kaedence, Ashton, Jacobie, Natalie, Seamus and Ava, her four sisters: Julie Shaw of North Carolina, Kelly Laircey of Texas, Elizabeth Donahue of North Carolina and Missy Rolerson of Maine, two brothers: Donald Moulton of North Carolina and Johnny Poulin of Maine, and many nieces and nephews, her uncle Floyd McLeod, aunt Beth Prevost, and her many friends. She was preceded in her death by her parents.

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Rhonda Cissna Searles
   Posted Wed May 30, 2012
Dear James and Leta's children, and all the rest of her family, My true condolences for the lost of Leta. She was a great person and I am glad I met her. Though words are never enough at a time of sorrow and untimely death, please know that I have heart felt sorrow, and all of you will be in my thoughts and prayers. Love to all, Rhonda

Reed L. Roberts
   Posted Wed May 30, 2012
Dear Jim and family Please accept my personal condolences and sincere sympathy to you and your family at this time of great loss. I do so as a personal friend and colleague of Leta's but also as the Director for Security Operations in Eastern Washington for TSA. On behalf of the many personnel of our Agency serving here in Eastern Washington, I extend our heartfelt sympathy for your tragic loss. I humbly acknowledge the unselfish service Leta gave to so many of her co-workers and to the traveling public. She was a valued friend to all who knew her. We will always remember her special smile and the twinkle in her eyes as she enthusiastically carried out her job so professionally. As we all try to better understand God's role and purpose's in our own lives may we remember all the good and generous things that Leta accomplished in her life. May you and your family fine peace and comfort at this time of special need. Most sincerely, Reed L. Roberts Federal Security Director - TSA

Jon Campbell
   Posted Wed May 30, 2012
Sorry to hear of the passing of Leta. I worked with her at the Wenatchee airport when she would come to vist. She was a great person to work with.

Carol Devine Griffith
   Posted Wed May 30, 2012
The tragic news of Leta's passing reached me in England and I mourn for our loss. Leta was a dear person who was always smiling, easy-going and lovely to work with. We all mourn along with her extended family and large group of friends but as a co-worker, she can never be replaced. May you experience the peace that passeth all understanding and feel our strength and love across the miles. Stay strong and God bless you all.

Tina Moore
   Posted Wed May 30, 2012
God blessed us with a friendship for life and beyond. I will alway look for the rainbows,for the purple will be more brilliant than ever!Heaven is a endless highway, ride free. Tell I see you again, girlfriend: To Jim and family,we were all so blessed by Leta. She will always be in our hearts and with us. Love you all! Tina Moore and Family

BOBBIE NANCE
   Posted Wed May 30, 2012
As family and friends gather to remember and celebrate the life of such a beautiful women, it is my prayer that each of you will continue to carry out her legacy and what she stood for. Happiness is knowing Jesus and she is present with the Lord. Rest in Peace my Friend.

Jim Spinden
   Posted Wed May 30, 2012
I was Leta's Federal Security Director for several years and recognize what a wonderful contribution she made to everyones lives. My deepest condolences.

Bryan Coller
   Posted Wed May 30, 2012
It pains me to know that I will not be able to share a laugh with Leta any longer. She was one of my best friends when I came on board with TSA. I will never forget her and I "tormenting" our assigned law enforcement officers by pulling practical jokes on them. From "chick magnets" to placing a home made wind up key on the back of a GEO metro, together, we were the Bonnie and Clyde of TSA at the Pendleton Airport. Rest in peace Leta...and Ride Free knowing you have touched so many lives.

Robert J. Curtis
   Posted Wed May 30, 2012
Best wishes and lots of prayers to the family during these difficult times. She will be greatly missed.

Kathy Lyons
   Posted Wed May 30, 2012
My heart goes out to all of you during this most difficult time. Working out of the Spokane TSA offices, I didn’t have the opportunity to work with Leta on a daily basis, but when I did, it seemed that we’d always end up talking about her Harley, and discuss the show, ‘Sons of Anarchy’. Whenever work was involved, she was always on top of her game, and always the professional. What I admired most about Leta however, is that she was real - what you saw is what you got! no games She will be missed………. You are all in my prayers,

Vincent Dicerto
   Posted Wed May 30, 2012
You will be truly missed, Leta. Will miss the smile that could make the day so much brighter.

Donna Hines
   Posted Wed May 30, 2012
Although it's difficult today to see beyond the sorrow, May looking back in memory help comfort you tomorrow. Dearest Jim and family, please accept my deepest condolences at the tragic loss of Leta. She loved you all from the bottom of her heart to the deepest dept of her soul. She was a sparkle of light in all our lives. A friend and inspiration to all who knew her. She will be sorely missed. A truer friend I couldn't have and I loved her. If tears could build a stairway, And memories a lane, I'd walk right up to Heaven And bring you home again. ~Author Unknown Goodbye my dear friend I will hold you in my heart and memory forever.

Marty Johnson
   Posted Wed May 30, 2012
Leta was such a wonderful, pleasent and kind person. I first met Leta at the Pendleton airport, conducting training and was very pleased to see her progress within TSA. She had the best attitude and saw the good in everyone. I was always happy to see her and she made you feel good just being in her presence. My condolences to her family and friends...we will all miss her.

Toni Reynolds
   Posted Wed May 30, 2012
Leta you will be missed by soooo many, You were funny, straight up, to the point, and got things done, and always a friend...I always looked up to you! And was happy for the computer age for My space first and then Facebook... we became friends ... sisters again....When I ride now, my bike or with my Husband you will ride with us all ways !!!! I will always ride with your memory and wishing you had gotten to the beach to ride with us just once and gotten your feet in the sand... Thank you for always being you <3 James you have mine Her Nieces Marie and Tiffany's condolences as well as my Husband and Son... I wish she could have known them more than she did... I am so sorry for you and the childrens loss... I know how great of a loss it is... She was a remarkable Woman...I hope that in time you will all find peace, strength, and humbleness....God Bless you and the whole family at this time.... God Speed to you Leta Soar with the Eagles and fly with the Angels.... Toni

Ted & LouAnn Thamert
   Posted Wed May 30, 2012
Jim & Family Please know that our thoughts are with you. Leta was always full of life and so much fun to be around, I cannot but smile when I think of her. We are so sorry for your loss.

Anne Bright
   Posted Thu May 31, 2012
Rest in peace lovely Leta. When I ride...I will save a place in formation for you.

Ken Clayton, Security/LEO
   Posted Thu May 31, 2012
On behalf of myself and the Walla Walla Regional Airport, our deepest sympathy. Leta was a great person and good friend. I will always remember her and her passion for the purple motorcycle she would park in the lot. All of us here at the airport will miss her, as we did when she transfered to Pasco. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of the family and friends.

Shawna Alldridge
   Posted Thu May 31, 2012
I got to meet Leta through TSA. I was assigned to train her when she first was hired. She was always so professional and had a spunk that lit up the room. I always loved that there was nothing Leta couldn't do. This loss is beyond words and it is still unbelievable. The only consolation is that she was doing what she loved with who she loved! My condolences to her family and her large network of friends.

Emily Singletary
   Posted Thu May 31, 2012
I am sorry for your loss. You will be in our thoughts and prayers.

Jami Tuter
   Posted Thu May 31, 2012
Best wishes and lots of prayers to the family during this difficult time.

Rob Davison
   Posted Thu May 31, 2012
I was one of the lucky ones who worked with Leta at Walla Walla and Pasco at times. I feel that I've not only lost a great coworker who would always handle her part of the job professionally but have lost a friend who shared her stories of her grandchildren and bike rides with me when I did get to work with her. Rob Davison

Gloria Brown
   Posted Thu May 31, 2012
We just wanted to express our condolences to Letas family and friends. She will be missed greatly. Gloria Brown, John Boynton and Laurie Moulton

Rhoda Willard
   Posted Thu May 31, 2012
To the family of Leta, you are in my thoughts and prayers. All my love Rhoda Willard

Jeff Larson
   Posted Thu May 31, 2012
Leta, You will be missed by all. Your bright smile and positive attitude have brightened many a gray day. May God bless your loved ones near and far. Happy riding on the eternal highway above.

Adam and Sarah Sims
   Posted Thu May 31, 2012
We will miss you Leta, you were a wonderful person. We are still at a loss for words. Our condolences go out to your wonderful family.

WENDI
   Posted Thu May 31, 2012
I am dating the person that was involved in the accidents brother.... brandon and I are so very heart broken about this.. we have cried and had anger and so many emotions.. only the people there know really what happened. Just know how deeply sadden brandon and I are and your family is in our hearts and prayers. Im so sorry. Im just lost for words....

Bob Murstig
   Posted Thu May 31, 2012
Such a cheerful, nice young lady to work with. Always kind and helpful to the young and elderly passengers at the TSA screening area while she worked at the Pendleton Airport. I will never forget how happy and excited Leta was when she purchased her new Harley-Davidson and how much she and her husband enjoyed riding together. Such a tragic loss. My sincere condolences to all of Leta's family members.

Trish Gossard
   Posted Thu May 31, 2012
I knew Leta through the HDForums...She was a QOTR and such a classy lady. I had a few conversations through email and facebook. Leta my heart&prayers go out to your family. I know your riding free up above....R.I.P sister.

Paula. Gray
   Posted Thu May 31, 2012
You are blessed

Annette Parker
   Posted Thu May 31, 2012
Prayers for you and your families and numerous friends. A biker sister that loved Leta very much!

Annette Parker
   Posted Thu May 31, 2012
Prayers for you and your families and numerous friends. A biker sister that loved Leta very much!

Stacey Smith
   Posted Thu May 31, 2012
Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of Leta. She was a wonderful friend whom I will miss very much. I will never look at the moon the same way again.

Jennifer
   Posted Thu May 31, 2012
Leta was such a warm and thoughtful person. When I first joined WBTB she reached out to me when I was struggling with a hard situation. When I had other struggles she was there. She had such a light of beauty around her . My thoughts and prayers for your family. I wish had words to help your loss. I know everytime I look at the moon it will always be "Leta's moon " to me and many I others.

Cathy Scroggins
   Posted Thu May 31, 2012
I am also a fellow QOTR member and met Leta 2 years ago when my husband and I were making a tour of the western/northwestern part of this country on our motorcycles. When passing thru her area she met us for breakfast. Her husband couldn't make it because of work so we didn't have the pleasure of meeting him. After breakfast we continued on our trip and she rode with us for about an hour or so. We continued to keep in touch since then by phone and internet. I am so sorry for what Leta's family is going thru. Know that she was known and loved by so many. I will never forget her and have tied a purple ribbon on my bike that will stay there in honor of her so she will always be with me when I ride. My prayers go out for her family and friends.

David Dailey
   Posted Thu May 31, 2012
I was a TSA manager in Eastern Washington and worked with Leta at Walla Walla and Pendleton, OR. We shared the same passion for riding. We bored others when we whipped out our cell phones to share pictures of our bikes. But we certainly enjoyed the pics and the feeling of freedom on a beautiful riding day. When I learned of Leta's passing, I rode. I will miss your smile. I will smile thinking of you as I continue riding! My condolences to Leta's loved ones and TSA EWD.

Amy
   Posted Thu May 31, 2012
I knew Leta from WBTB. She welcomed me with open arms to a world that was new to me and scary. Leta gave support and guidance to us all that was genuine and caring. But, she was not afraid to let you know when you needed to move on. She was not afraid to let me know when I needed to "wake up" or "move on". Leta showed me that you could follow your dreams or passion no matter where you were in life. She made me laugh so many times with her stories and I was in constant awe of her pictures always of the moon. I know you are up there Miss Leta. Looking down on all of us from your moon. RIP my sister and thank you.

DeAnna W.
   Posted Thu May 31, 2012
Leta was the best 'big sister' ever. I will miss you my sister. My thought and prayers are with your family. The moon shines a little brighter with you riding on it. Rest in Peace

Lynn
   Posted Thu May 31, 2012
QOTR Ride on sister ride on....pegs down

Tracy Bader
   Posted Thu May 31, 2012
Much love and prayers to each of Leta's family and friends. I hope that somehow sweet memories will bring you comfort and peace. Pegs down WWRR sister.

Sharon Wallender
   Posted Thu May 31, 2012
It was my privilege to have known and worked with Leta at D and B. She was a wonderful person. She always had a smile for everyone, and I am sure she will be missed by all. Prayers to all of her family and friends.

Joseph Sebastian
   Posted Thu May 31, 2012
I was deeply saddened to learn of Leta's tragic passing and I would like to express to you my sincere sadness and sympathies to you and your family at this difficult time. Leta was a highly valuable and respected member of the Transportation Security Administration. During her time here at the TSA, she helped our agency move forward in great strides and her efforts and contributions will never be forgotten. Please accept my sincere and heartfelt condolences at this most difficult of times and please pass these feelings onto your family and friends. Leta was a remarkable person and we here at TSA are all better people for having known her. Leta will be greatly missed and we are all saddened by her passing and our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time. With Sincere Sympathy, Joseph G. Sebastian Asst. Federal Security Director Eastern Washington District

Alycia Benner
   Posted Fri June 01, 2012
My prayers go out to all Leta's family.Her uncle Floyd Mcleod is my step father,when we where kids we went visiting with Jenny and all the kids.I am so sad her life ended so soon

Tina _ QOTR
   Posted Fri June 01, 2012
I never had the pleasure of meeting Leta but knew of her thru being a QOTR sister, as everyone else is I am Deeply Saddened by her loss Rest In Peace Leta

Beck Marko
   Posted Fri June 01, 2012
I have sat here typing and then erasing, and then typing again....I can't even put the words together to express the amount of love and respect that I had for Leta. She was always our mama bird on WBTB. My heart is broken, broken for her family, friends and everyone who was blessed to know her. Leta loved her husband, kids and grandkids so much. You could just feel that love when she would post a picture on facebook. Leta, you will be missed SO much, but never, EVER forgotten! My condolences go out to the family. Rest in peace Leta, we all love you!

Rebecca Merritt
   Posted Fri June 01, 2012
Our hearts go out to Jim and his family. I had the pleasure of meeting Leta during TSA operations. When we met, Leta realized I worked with Jim and we'd trade law enforcement stories about him in the field. She was a bright, beautiful soul and the world is a better place for having her grace it. Rest in peace Sister...

Alexis
   Posted Fri June 01, 2012
My thoughts and prayers goes out to the family of Leta. My you find comfort in the wonderful memories of her. Alexis - WBTB

Roxanne Wiggs
   Posted Fri June 01, 2012
James, so sorry for your loss..Leta was a wonderful person and I so enjoyed the visits with her and you while I was working for Doc. We had some good laughs...Love You...Roxie

Jessica
   Posted Fri June 01, 2012
My heart is broken for Leta's family. Jim, you and your family will continue to be in my prayers as you mourn. Your wife was a wonderful lady and such an encouragement to me and countless others through WBTB. She will forever be missed among us. We will never forget our dear sister.

Mandy Gold
   Posted Fri June 01, 2012
My heart goes out to Dana and her family in this very difficult time. There are not words to describe such a tragic situation or the grief you all are feeling. My prayers and thoughts are with you as you begin the very difficult journey of life without a woman who, though I never met, seems to have been loved dearly. Reading through her obituary it seems she led a very fulfilling life and held positions of servitude and integrity. Always hold her in your hearts and let the memory of the wonderful times you had with her keep you going when the loss seems too much to bear.

Niki Hayles
   Posted Fri June 01, 2012
My deepest and most heartfelt condolences to Letas family. I knew Leta through WBTB, and although I never had the chance to meet Leta in person,I will never forget her. R.I.P Sister xxx

Beth Donahue- Pokey
   Posted Sat June 02, 2012
Leta was my big sister, she will be missed very much,she was always there when i needed to talk to someone,as kids we called her Queenie,donahue family

Valerie Jaime
   Posted Sat June 02, 2012
You are a very special person. You have been there for so many of us. I know you will be watching over and sharing your wisdom in your own special way. Thank you for sharing your life.

Terra
   Posted Sat June 02, 2012
Words cannot express the sadness that comes with knowing that Leta is gone. Leta was an amazing woman and all who know and love her are truly blessed! Godspeed my Sista....now you can ride with the angels. Prayers for your family and friends for comfort and peace knowing you are always with us!

barbara palacios
   Posted Sat June 02, 2012
Our family's thoughts and prayers are with yours. Please know that we are here for you and family. Leta - God will open the gates to heaven for you. We will miss you.

Syvella Kalil
   Posted Sun June 03, 2012
Leta you will be missed,my deepest sympathy to James and all of the family, friends and co-workers who loved you very much. Not just as a co-worker our love of the color purple will always be in my heart.

Nancy Jackson
   Posted Sat June 16, 2012
I only met Leta a few times but fell in love with her instantly. She was such a warm and open person. Her smile lit up the room. I was shocked to find the news of her passing on a FB post. My condolences.

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