Rose Carey

Born: Tue., Aug. 31, 1937
Died: Sat., Jun. 25, 2016

Recitation of the Rosary

9:30 AM Tue., Jul. 05, 2016
Location: St. Andrew's Church

Memorial Mass

10:00 AM Tue., Jul. 05, 2016
Location: St. Andrew's Church

Lunch Following Service

Location: St. Andrew's Church


2:00 PM Tue., Jul. 05, 2016
Location: Hermiston Cemetery

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Rose Carey

August 31, 1937 – June 25, 2016

Rose Carey, longtime Pendleton resident died Saturday, June 25, 2016, at St. Mary Medical Center in Walla Walla, WA.  She was 78 years old.

A recitation of the rosary will be held at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, July 5, 2016, at St. Andrew’s Mission, followed by memorial mass.  A reception will follow at 11:00 a.m. in the mission hall. Burial will be in the Hermiston Cemetery at 2:00 p.m..  Donations may be made in Rose’s honor to St. Andrew’s Mission, 40822 St. Andrew’s Road, Pendleton, OR.  Sign the online condolence book at  Burns Mortuary of Pendleton handled arrangements.

Rose was raised on the family farm in Boardman, OR.  She attended Boardman Public Schools graduating from high school in 1955.  She then attended Marylhurst College in Portland for a year.  Rose married Bill in 1960 and started their family in Pendleton, OR.  Rose was employed at Jaynes Business Machines and U.S. Bank in her early years.  She then worked as the catalog supervisor at J.C. Penny’s. She retired in 2006 after 25 plus years. She lived her life as a devoted Catholic and often prayed for others. Rose was the glue that held her family together. She was a humble, loving, devoted mother, grandmother, and wife.  Her pride and joy was her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.

Rose enjoyed the outdoors, camping, walking, and gardening. She enjoyed being the host for all the family gatherings and holidays. She also had a passion for cooking and spending time with her family. She loved visiting the Coast. She found herself reading in her spare time, as well as telling stories about her childhood. Everyone who was close to Rose knew she had indescribable sense of humor that would cause everyone around her to laugh and smile. Her humor often reflected her strong political views. She faced pulmonary fibrosis with great courage and strength

She is survived by her husband- Bill of Pendleton; sister Bea Ledbetter of Pendleton; brother Peter Cassidy of Morgan Hill, CA; sons: Patrick of Pendleton, and Daniel of Meacham, OR; daughters: Jeanette (Bill Thomas) of Pendleton; Chris Gilman (Tim) of Boise, ID; and Ann Zyph (Bill) of Pendleton; grandchildren: Chad Thomas, Renee Hilderbrand, Shelby Carey, Sierra Carey, Colton Carey, Chyenne Carey, Ryan Carey, Kimmy Carey, Tyler Zyph, Caitlin Zyph, Ian Gilman and Cassidy Gilman, great- grandchildren; Shaelee, Aden, Jace, Cade, Emmalyn Hilderbrand, Brittany and  Ryker Thomas, Lannie Carey, and Alex Warneking.

She was preceded in death by her parents Michael & Marie Cassidy, a brother Michael Cassidy and a sister Ellen Nooy.

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