Jerry Dean Raines

Born: Thu., Aug. 28, 1958
Died: Thu., Jan. 31, 2013

Memorial Service

2:00 PM Wed., Feb. 06, 2013
Location: Burns Mortuary

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Jerry Raines, a resident of Pendleton, died Thursday, January 31, 2013, at his home in Pendleton.  He was 54 years old. 

Memorial funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, February 6, 2013, at 2:00 P.M. in the Burns Mortuary Chapel of Pendleton.   Memorials in his memory may be directed to the Alpha – 1 Foundation, and may be sent care of Burns Mortuary of Pendleton, P.O. Box 489, Pendleton, Oregon 97801.  Send condolences online at  Burns Mortuary of Pendleton is in charge of arrangements. 

Jerry was born August 28, 1958, in San Antonio, Texas.  He was the son of Jack R. and Janice M. Greene.  He was raised and educated in Arizona and Colorado.  As a young man he had worked in the tire and wheel industry and also the oil fields.  He married Denise Dockery on June 8, 1985, in Greely, Colorado.  He and his wife continued to live in Colorado until coming to Pendleton in 1989.  While in Pendleton he worked for a short time at Fleetwood Travel Trailers.  He had also worked as a Cook at the Copper Kitchen and as Manager of the Marshall Station, as well as Kitchen Manager at the Tapadera.  In 1999 he began working at Crabby’s Underground Saloon as a Bartender and Cook.  He continued working there until he retired due to health reasons in 2009. 

He greatly enjoyed fishing, woodworking, yard work, playing music, and spending time with his family and his beloved dog, Dozer Dean. 

He is survived by: his wife Denise of Pendleton, three children: Jason & wife Sarah of Kennewick, WA, Riki Raines of Pendleton, OR, and Jenna Raines of Pendleton, OR, his mother Janice Matthews of Greeley, CO, two brothers Jim Mathews and Jack Matthews, both of Greeley, CO, and one sister Sandy, two grandchildren Tanner and Mallory Raines of Kennewick, WA, several nieces and nephews, and his dog Dozer Dean.  He was preceded in death by his father and a brother Gary.

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Margie Bates
   Posted Fri February 01, 2013
My thoughts and prayers to the family during this time of grief.

   Posted Fri February 01, 2013
he will be missed greatly sorry for your loss me and my mother worked with jerry at the tapadera very wonderful man glad to have known him.

Tim & Debbie Herres
   Posted Wed February 06, 2013
We are truly sadden by the loss of a dear old Friend & our Thoughts, Love & Prayers are with his Family! Wish we could be there today! We remember his humor & attitude often cause we still treasure his gift of woodwork & deer horn candle holder which is proudly displayed in our home and have thought of you all often since leaving Pendleton!
P.S. To Jerry you ornary little pain in my behind, I should of collected on our bet that you would make it past 50! Thank you for your Love & Laughter of true Friendship, we have & will miss you dearly!

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