Janet Lorain Wickham

Died: Mon., Feb. 13, 2017


Graveside Service

1:00 PM Fri., Feb. 17, 2017
Location: Skyview Memorial Park


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Janet L. (Scheer) Wickham, 91, of Pendleton died Monday February 13, 2017 at Willowbrook Terrace in Pendleton.  A viewing will be held Thursday, February 16 from 2-5 pm at Burns Mortuary of Pendleton. Graveside services will be conducted Friday, February 17 at 1:00 pm at Skyview Cemetery.  A Celebration of Life will be held at 1:00 pm on Monday, March 27, 2017 at the First Christian Church.

Mrs. Wickham was born June 13, 1925, in Pendleton to Claus Fredrick and Gladys (Whitworth) Scheer.  She attended Lincoln Elementary, Pendleton Junior High and graduated from Pendleton High School in 1943.  She went to work at Pacific NW Bell in the business office where she met Frank Wickham.  The two were united in marriage at the First Christian Church in Pendleton on June 8, 1947.  She has lived in Pendleton all of her life except for eleven months. 

She was a Club Scout den mother, Bluebird leader, 4-H leader, PTA President, a member of the Garden Club, and served as the Secretary of the church board for 20 years. She was a lifetime member of Pauline Rebekah Lodge #13; a member of the Umatilla County Historical Society and volunteered where she was named Volunteer of the Year in both 2009 & 2014 and a 75-year member of the First Christian Church.  She enjoyed traveling playing Bunco and pinochle, reading, and doing crafts.

She worked during the Pendleton Round-up selling bleacher seat tickets before each performance for many years before she went to work at Sears in the Parts Department. 

She is survived by her children, Dennis J. Wickham of Vancouver, WA, Joni M. Herwick of Kent, WA, and Magdalena Reyes of Pendleton, as well as her 6 grandchildren, Carey, Scott, Lucy, Enrique Jr, Kadysha and Alexandra; and 4 great-grandchildren, Keylee, Ariveya, Cisco, Anaya and many nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Claus F. and Gladys Scheer, her beloved husband, Frank R Wickham, and her brother, Claus D. Scheer.

Memorial contributions may be directed to the Heritage Station – Umatilla County Historical Society or the First Christian Church of Pendleton in care of Burns Mortuary of Pendleton, P.O. Box 389, Pendleton, OR 97801.

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Jodi Emanuel
   Posted Tue February 14, 2017
I am very sad at the news of Janets' passing. She came to Oregon Trail Manor every Wednesday for TOPS. I grew to really love this woman. She was kind, loving and a very positive person, even if I knew she didn't feel good. She really like giving hugs. I will forever miss her and miss her hugs. Heaven received an angel for sure.

Esther Richards
   Posted Thu February 16, 2017
I'm so sorry to hear of Janet's passing. Always considered her a friend & had known her since high school. She played an important part in my son's life in Cub Scouts. My sympathies to Dennis.

Jill Johnson
   Posted Mon July 31, 2017
Dennis, I am sorry to hear of the passing of your mom. It is a difficult time, but I hope it also was a blessed time for your family. Wishing you the best, Jill

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