Eileen Carol McKay Schell

Born: Tue., Dec. 26, 1944
Died: Fri., Jun. 18, 2010

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Eileen Carol McKay Schell - a resident of Pendleton died on Friday, June 18, 2010 at Kadlec Medical Center in Richland, Washington. She was 65 years old. A Recitation of the Holy Rosary was held at 7:00 PM, Monday, June 21st, at Burns Mortuary Chapel in Pendleton. Mass was celebrated at 9:00 AM, Tuesday, June 22nd at St. Andrew's Mission in Mission, OR, followed by burial at Old Agency Cemetery, also in Mission. Send condolences or sign the online guestbook at www.burnsmortuary.com. Burns Mortuary of Pendleton is in charge of arrangements. Eileen was born on December 26, 1944 in Pendleton, Oregon, to Elsie Allen McKay and David McKay, Sr.. She was raised in Pendleton. She graduated from High School in Salem, Oregon. Eileen worked for Olympia/Elkhorn from 1975 – 1979. She had been employed by St. Anthony Hospital, where she worked most of her career, from January of 1982 until November of 1995. She went to work in 1998 for Tamástslikt Cultural Institute, where she worked until her retirement in 2006. In 2008, she was married to Raymond Schell in Mission, Oregon. Eileen had been a member of St. Andrew's Catholic Mission for many years. Her hobbies included gardening, spending time with family and friends, going for rides in the mountains, and collecting photos for her scrapbooks. She is survived by her husband Raymond Schell of Pendleton, OR, daughter Jolynne Wade of Columbus, GA, sons Rico McKay of Mission, OR, and Samuel McKay of Kennewick, WA, a brother David McKay, Jr. of Meacham, OR, grandchildren; Krystal Wade-Solomon, Jazmyne and Quincy Wade all of GA, and Makayla, Rico, Hunter, Elsie, and Arzine McKay, all of Mission, Oregon, as well as many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, daughter Arzine Willingham, a brother Darrell Ray McKay, sisters; Laura Wilson, Diana Littlejohn, Vernita McKay, Beverly McKay, and Gayle McKay, and half-sister Martha Pond, granddaughter Nicole Wade, and her first husband Robert Sweeney.

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Reggie Morris
   Posted Tue June 22, 2010
I had the opportunity to not only work with Eileen but know her personally as well. Will miss seeing her smiling face at the clinic and getting to visit with her. My condolences to the family. Reggie

Les & Elaine Loftis
   Posted Tue June 22, 2010
Our sincere sympathy goes out to Ray and families. Eileen was the sweetest most sincere person anyone would want to meet. Always good for a chat with a big smile on her face. She will greatly be missed by all.

Dave Tovey
   Posted Wed June 23, 2010
Eileen was one of the kindest people I have ever come to know. She was always busying herself over her years at Tamastslikt but never so much so that she didn't take time to visit or jump in to help with guests. Her kindness and calm disposition are inspirations to me. My best wishes to her fine family. Dave

Mary Ann Storie Hill
   Posted Mon June 28, 2010
I was so sorry to read of Eileen's passing. She was a lovely person and she will be greatly missed. My condolances to her family.

Boni Merrill
   Posted Fri July 09, 2010
Sam, I am so sorry to hear about the passing of your mother. I never had the honor of meeting her but I have known you for many years and I know you love her and treasure your family. Hugs!

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