John Michael Chess

Born: Wed., May 6, 1959
Died: Mon., Jul. 23, 2012

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John M. Chess, born May 6, 1959 in Hawthorne, Nevada, died July 23, 2012 in Pendleton at the age of 53. Friends and co-workers are planning a public remembrance service Monday, July 30, 2012 at 2:00 P.M. in the Vert Auditorium in Pendleton. A gathering will follow the service in the Little Vert Room in the basement of the Vert. Memorials in John's memory may be directed to the Tamastslikt Cultural Institute Treasures Fund, and may be sent care of Burns Mortuary of Pendleton, P.O. Box 489, Pendleton, Oregon 97801.

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Martina Gordon
   Posted Thu July 26, 2012
John, now you are our guardian up in the beautiful sky watching over us. I wonder if you're still quiet and shy up there? My mother had a deep respect for you, as well as I. Thank you from the depths of my heart for all you have done for our community. I will miss your quiet smile and hello when I visit the musuem. You truly will be missed!

April Dixon
   Posted Thu July 26, 2012
John your commitment to the community will not be forgotton. I will always remember the love and devotion you showed for your dogs. As you watch from above please know that Maggie will be cared for.

Jacqueline Cook
   Posted Fri July 27, 2012
Condolences to the Chess Family, the TCI staff, John's friends, and the CTUIR community as we all work to move through this loss. John will be greatly missed and fondly remembered. May he rest in peace knowing he did good and lasting work.

Lisa Breckenridge
   Posted Fri July 27, 2012
John, you are loved. You are missed.

Janet Johnson
   Posted Fri July 27, 2012
I'm very sorry for the loss of John Chess. I will miss him greatly and was an outstanding colleague. I have known him since 1986 when he worked for Economic Community Development with the Umatilla Tribe. My prayers go out to his family. Take care.

Julia Broncheau
   Posted Fri July 27, 2012
Betsy Hart .... long time member of the tribe is a good friend he sure will be missed.. our hearts to you with condolinces to you all....

T J Robinson
   Posted Sat July 28, 2012
Though I met John through my taking care of his beloved dog Angel thru my Pet Sitting Business Paws & Claws we became good frieds on a personal level as well. My husband Curt and I will miss him terribly. We wish our condolescences to all of his family. We will think of him oftem.

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