Rae U. Nurmi

Born: Mon., Nov. 21, 1927
Died: Wed., Dec. 2, 2009

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Rae Udell "Raedell" Rainwater Nurmi - a resident of Pendleton, died on Wednesday, December 2, 2009 in an automobile accident, that also claimed the lives of her husband Edwin Nurmi and their son John Jed Nurmi. She was 82 years old. A Memorial Service for Raedell, Edwin and John Jed Nurmi will be held at 2:00 PM on Wednesday, December 9, 2009 at Burns Mortuary Chapel in Pendleton, Oregon. Contributions in memory of Raedell Nurmi may be made a charity of the giver's choice, and may be sent in care of Burns Mortuary of Pendleton, PO Box 489, Pendleton, OR 97801. Send condolences to the family or sign the register at www.burnsmortuary.com, Burns Mortuary of Pendleton is in charge of arrangements. Raedell was born on November 21, 1927 in Montrose, CO. She was one of four children born to James and Ina Leslie Rainwater. Raedell and Edwin Nurmi were married for 58 years. Raedell loved children. She touched many within her family as well as many that she provided day-care to. She is survived by her daughter Jeri Carey, five grandsons; Jason, Zachary, Joel and Jordan Carey and Taylor Nurmi, three granddaughters; Tabatha Driskill, Heather Carey, and Morgan Nurmi, eight great-great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

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Donna Cornell
   Posted Sat December 05, 2009
May God comfort and give peace to those who survived. Your neice/cousin Donna

Cecil & Sharon Maness
   Posted Sat December 05, 2009
We will always remember the Nurmi family especially Radell, she was a great friend to our mother/mother in law. May she rest in peace.

Dwan L Guenther
   Posted Tue December 08, 2009
I never saw Raedell without a smile on her face. It didn't seem to matter what was going on in her life. For years she came into our home and help raise our boys while we went out to work. She always went above and beyond her duties by starting dinner for us before we got home or helping to straighten the house. Our boys turned out well because of the extra love and care she put into them when we could'nt be there. Raedell will be greatly missed by us all.

   Posted Thu October 21, 2010
Grandma was always happy to see her family come out and see her. She would always tell us to come back again when we would stay longer. She watched my boys when my youngest was just a baby and would always say yes if it was last minute. She would sit and hold him and rock him to sleep. There were times that you would think no one could sleep as she always rocked so hard. When my oldest was out there she would always make him eggs and would let him crake them into the bowl. She would sit there and listen to his stories that he made up and would drink the “coffee” that he would bring her in his game. My son would always ask if he could go out and stay with them and she never said no. She and grandpa came to his Kindergarten graduation to watch even though it was not long and there was hardly any seating. She was always proud of them and would always say how big they have gotten.

   Posted Mon April 23, 2018
My Great Grandmother was the best dang lady out there she would do anyhting for my family my youngest brother was 10 mths old when she passed so he didnt really get to meet her I remeber grandma rocking me in her chair so much I almost felt like I was flying and she would do anything for anybody that she saw one of the most memorable thing I remember is grandma used to always say " cinnamon rolls are done" and they were the best

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