Teresa Ann (Cornett) Vogel

Born: Wed., May 26, 1948
Died: Thu., Jan. 16, 2014

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Teresa Ann Vogel

May 26, 1948 – January 16, 2014


Teresa (Terry) Ann Vogel, long-time resident of Pendleton, Oregon, passed at home on January 16, 2014, after an extended illness.  Her family was with her as she made the journey.  Terry was born May 26, 1948, in Prineville, OR, and is survived by her parents Jack & Imogene Cornett, Redmond, OR; brother and sister-in-law Richard & Susan Cornett, Moses Lake, WA; sister Debra Cornett, Redmond, OR; niece Laurel Cornett Palmblad, Richland, WA; nephews Troy Cornett, Virginia Beach, VA, Austin Harvey, Hermiston, OR, and Stewart Cornett, Valdosta, GA; numerous great nieces and nephews, and many, many friends.


Terry worked as a registered nurse at St. Anthony’s Hospital in Pendleton for many years.  She later became a nursing instructor at Blue Mountain Community College and was Director of Nursing at the time of her retirement in May 2010. Terry loved the outdoors and enjoyed working in her yard and garden.  Over the years she enjoyed downhill skiing, golf and various water sports; Terry was also a passionate traveler and went to many exotic and interesting locales during her numerous trips around the world.


Beloved daughter, sister, aunt, teacher and friend you are much loved and will be missed dearly.  May you rest in peace, free of pain at last.


Terry will rest with other family members in Prineville, OR.  Inurnment and graveside services will be held at a later date.  In lieu of flowers, family members suggest donations in Terry’s name to St. Anthony Hospice in Pendleton, OR, or the American Cancer Society, Oregon Chapter, and may be sent directly or in care of Burns Mortuary of Pendleton, PO Box 489, Pendleton, OR 97801.  Sign the online condolence book at www.burnsmortuary.com  Burns Mortuary of Pendleton handled arrangements.  Family members wish to express a heartfelt thank you to all of Terry’s close friends who provided help and support as her illness progressed.


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eleventh hour warrior
   Posted Fri January 17, 2014
Sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayer.

Stan & Marjie Prowant
   Posted Sat January 18, 2014
We are very sorry to hear about Terry passing away. Terry was a good friend and colleague and will be sorely missed. You have our deepest sympathy.

Jim Harris
   Posted Mon January 20, 2014
So long old friend. We shared an interesting past and long friendship. So glad your parents moved to Pendleton so many years ago. You always greeted me with a smile and that will be missed.

Tina Martinez and Clark Hilden
   Posted Mon January 20, 2014
It is difficult to describe all the ways in which Terry was a part of our lives over the past years. Throughout the years Terry came to our house whenever we had a gathering, whether it was a holiday, a bar-b-que, a party or a simple breakfast, Terry was often there, a part of our make-shift family here in Pendleton. Terry traveled with us 11 times to various destinations in Europe, Asia and South America. She loved every single trip and was always up for another adventure. One of her favorite was our trip to Argentina in 2011 which was on her bucket list. Terry's love for adventure was with her right up until the end as she mustered the strength to take one last trip with her sister, Deb, to Hawaii where she spent part of her last month on earth enjoying the beautiful scenery and warmth that she so loved. During Terry's last years while she suffered with the advanced stages of cancer we tried to be a comfort to her, hopefully we succeeded. There certainly is a void in our lives with Terry's passing. We love you Terry and we are glad that your pain is over and that you can now rest in peace.

Linda Reynolds
   Posted Mon January 20, 2014
My deepest sympathy goes out to all of Terry's family. She was a good friend starting back when we were both "young" nurses at St. Anthony Hospital back around 1980. We also enjoyed many years of singing in the alto section of the Symphony Chorale and probably best of all, our once or twice a week golf games for the better part of 10 years. Good memories all. She made a difference in people's lives.

Nancy Burns Alsdurf
   Posted Mon January 20, 2014
Terry was a friend for over fifty years. We met in seventh grade and spent years singing together in high school. Our paths crossed again when we started our nursing careers at St. Anthony. We then continued our friendship and professional relationship teaching at BMCC. We had such fun sharing an office for four years in the 1980's. In the past few years, Terry would stay with Bill and me when she "got out of Dodge" and came to the Tri-Cities. I'll miss our phone calls. Although I haven't met most of Terry's family and other friends, I feel I know you since she spoke of you often with love. She's gone too soon, but so thankful her pain is gone.

Liz Sullivan
   Posted Tue January 21, 2014
I hired Terry to work with us at Blue Mountain. We traveled together, as Tina did, to many nursing conferences in the US and Canada. Terry was well versed in what each city had to offer us. I will miss her smile, humor, and friendship. She was taken from us much too soon.

Kelly Brogoitti Thornburg
   Posted Wed January 22, 2014
I am deeply saddened by the passing of Terry. I have so many memories of Terry that I cannot begin to list them here. Terry has been in my life since she was a senior in high school and she became a integral part of our "Brogoitti" family. Terry loved my parents like her own and I personally looked at her as a big sister growing up. Over the years we were able to share many family trips, weddings, funerals, birthdays, and even reunions together. We couldn't imagine her not being a part of these events.
Terry had such a great smile and I always knew when she was around by that wonderful laugh she had.
Terry, I am so grateful for the times we shared. You have always occupied a special place in my heart. Thank you for teaching me to live life as it comes and to make the most of it.

William Deeks
   Posted Thu January 23, 2014
My deepest condolences to Terry's family and her large circle of close friends.

I knew Terry in two ways: first as a classmate & friend in the Pendleton High Class of 1966 (the greatest ever at PHS), and second as a good friend of Helen Deeks, my Mom, who was a fellow St Anthony's nurse and BMCC nursing program instructor. It's amazing to me how the profession of nursing attracts such great gals. Just in our PHS class, three of the best ended up becoming nurses: Terry, Terry Sweek, and Nancy Burns.

God speed, Terry, may you rest in eternal light.



Ted Biddle
   Posted Fri January 24, 2014
To a side-by side co-worker of the distant pass. May you be at Peace.

Wendy Jones, RN
   Posted Fri January 24, 2014
I am sincerly sorry for your loss. Terry was a wonderful person, nurse and instructor. I was her student in the late 90's and learned invaluable skills from her. Compassion, kindness, technical skill and integrity are but a few of the lessons she ingrained in me. To this day, I can still remember some of her instrution bedside, withpatients...that's how amazing she was.
Later in my career, she asked me to come back and guest speak to classes about my experiences as a nurse in the fields I practice. I told her I was successful because she was one of the instructors I had the honor of learning from.
I am forever grateful for what she brought to this world, for her life and how she affected so many people. She will be in my thoughts and prayers.

Kristy Lorenzen Healy
   Posted Sun January 26, 2014
A loving farewell to a dear and precious friend from childhood. We are thinking of you Terry and wish you god speed. Love to your parents and to Ricky and Debra. We will miss you, love from the Healy's.

Kathleen Cornett
   Posted Thu January 30, 2014
Terry was always my cool "big" cousin when I was growing up. She was fun and sophisticated and way more worldly than I was. She had a great laugh and was always kind to her "little" cousin.

My heart goes out to Uncle Jack, Aunt Imogene, Debra and Rick. It hurts to lose someone so "young" in terms of our family's general life expectancy. I didn't know about Terry's passion for travel but I appreciate it and share it. She lived well. May she rest in peace. Kathleen

Kathy Regimbal Robinson
   Posted Sat February 08, 2014
Terry and I first met when she moved around the corner from our family in Pendleton. I was 10 and she was 11. There are so many happy memories from that time alone. She used to play the piano and we would sing old sheet music together at both of our houses. We would take turns having Sunday dinner at each others' houses. We baked goodies together. We watched old black and white movies on Sunday afternoons. We roller skated like crazy, often sharing an old brown pair of men's shoe skates. One time I was pushing Terry in a wagon down our skating sidewalk and I accidentally pushed her into a rose bush. After we were grown and I would bring it up, she would remind me that she still had the scars to prove it.
And then there was the famous "Snake Incident" of which I will say no more. Her family and mine both remember it, I'm sure!
As adults, Terry would visit often in Portland. She stayed with my daughters, Kesi and Sophie at our house in Milwaukie. We always looked forward to her visits, bringing her "hyper" sheltie, Tilly who loved our "layed-back" kitty, Mew. She always brought her tool kit so she could "fix" things at our house. She brought leftovers which I would incorporate into our meals. Sometimes her sister, Deb and partner, Jeff would come for dinner. We barbequed in the summer and loved when Terry came for Christmas.
After the girls were grown, I sold my house and moved to an apartment. So when Terry visited, she would stay with my neighbor and long time friend from Milwaukie, Mary King. We would cook together at Mary's or try new restaurants.
It was so sad to watch Terry slowly become more ill. She was so strong and brave, refusing to let it get the best of her, traveling until the very end. I'm so thankful I was able to see her in her last days. I owe many thanks to my dear and forever friends, Tim and Kristy Healy for getting us there.
Now a big part of me is missing. And I will miss you so much Terry.

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