Benjamin C. Winburn Jr.

Born: Thu., Apr. 21, 1949
Died: Mon., Jun. 30, 2014


4:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Thu., Jul. 10, 2014
Location: Burns Mortuary

Funeral Mass

11:00 AM Fri., Jul. 11, 2014
Location: St. Mary's Catholic Church

Celebration of Life Reception Following Service

Fri., Jul. 11, 2014
Location: Wildhorse Resort

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Benjamin (Bengie) C. Winburn Jr., 65 of Pendleton, Ore., passed away Monday, June 30, 2014, while on vacation with his wife Shirley in Idaho. 

Ben was born in Seattle, Wash., on April 21, 1949, to Benjamin C. Winburn Sr. and Theresa Louise (nee Koran). He graduated from Great Falls High School in Great Falls, Mont., in 1969. He came to Pendleton while working for Buttrey’s Foods and retired from Hill Meat Co. in Pendleton after 30 years in 2007.

Ben was an outstanding athlete and had a baseball scholarship to Arizona State University. In his adult life, he enjoyed baseball, bowling and golf. Ben is one of the few people to ever score a hole-in-one on a par 4, called an albatross.

He is survived by his current wife Shirley; his son Nick Winburn of Pendleton; previous wife Linda of Idaho; granddaughters Kimberly and Kassandra Nordquist of Idaho, Holly Winburn of Pendleton and Layla Winburn of Pendleton; and daughter-in-law Jessica of Pendleton. He is also survived by his brothers Paul Swortz and Leo Winburn and his sister Woogena Gales, along with many nieces and nephews.

Ben was preceded in death by his father, Benjamin C. Winburn Sr. and mother Theresa Claybourne, a baby sister who died at birth in 1955 and sisters Catherine Gales and Florence Brown, along with his beautiful daughter Tara Kay Gainey and a loving son, BJ Winburn.

A viewing will be held at Burns Mortuary Thursday, July 10 from 4-7 p.m. Funeral Mass will be held on Friday, July 11, 2014, at 11:00 a.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Pendleton. A reception, a celebration of Ben’s life, will follow at Wildhorse Resort.

Memorial contributions may be made to: Ben Winburn, Umatilla County Federal Credit Union, P.O. Box 1305, Pendleton, OR 97801.

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Christine (Coon) Bithell
   Posted Thu July 10, 2014
Shirley, I am so very sorry for your loss. Please know you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers, with love, Chris (Coon) Bithell

Beth Brouillard
   Posted Sun July 13, 2014
...Sorry for your loss of beloved family member...You are in my prayers for the peace & comfort that God gives to his beloved children.

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