Jody Herriman

Died: Tue., Apr. 11, 2017

Memorial Service

3:00 PM Wed., Apr. 19, 2017
Location: Burns Mortuary

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Jody Herriman, of Pendleton, Oregon, passed away on April 11th, 2017 after a courageous four year battle with cancer. Burns Mortuary of Pendleton is in charge of arrangements. Sign the condolence book on-line at

Jody was born October 16th, 1958 to Clifford and Betty Siler. She started school in Condon, Oregon and later graduated from Hermiston High School in 1977.

She married Matt Herriman September 16th, 1978 in Reno, Nevada. They made their home in Pendleton. She spent the last 26 years working at the Pendleton Woolen Mills, a job she very much enjoyed.

Jody loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren. She enjoyed camping, taking motorcycle trips, and attending activities of her children and grandchildren. She loved traveling to many different national parks, especially Yellowstone and Capitol Reef.

She is survived by her husband Matt; daughter Katie and husband Shawn; son Joseph and wife Kayla; and her grandchildren Molly Ann, Hannah Jo, Jacob, and another grandson that will arrive May 2017. She is also survived by her mother Betty, sister Tandy, and brothers’ Scott and Jerry. She was preceded in death by her father.

The family gives a special thanks to Jody’s friend and co-worker, Shelley. We are forever grateful for your love and support through this difficult time.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Northwest Sarcoma Foundation, 220 Second Ave South #115, Seattle, WA 98104-2222 in care of Burns Mortuary of Pendleton.

A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, April 19th, at 3:00 p.m. at Burns Mortuary in Pendleton, Oregon. 

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tandy wade
   Posted Thu April 13, 2017
Rest in peace sister, may your journey be peaceful and calm

Verneda Wagner
   Posted Fri April 14, 2017
I looked forward to our visits when shopping at the mill store. Always smiling and positive, you shaped my day. I hope Katie is still sewing, I enjoyed my time with your daughter;she will miss her mom more than she knows. Thank you for being my friend.

Shannon Collins
   Posted Fri April 14, 2017
I am so sorry to hear about the loss of Jody. I always looked forward to talking to her at the store about her children and grandchildren. She was the most amazingly strong person in her fight against cancer, always positive and smiling. Rest in peace, sweet Jody.

Janet Pedersen
   Posted Fri April 14, 2017
RIP Jody.

Patti Johlke
   Posted Fri April 14, 2017
What a beautiful lady Jody was. I will always remember her beautiful smile and kind words no matter how many years past between our visits. Prayers for her family to get through this difficult time. Jody, RIP and thanks for being such a kind soul.

June Mohrland
   Posted Fri April 14, 2017
Jodi was a friend for 40 years. We always had great visits. She loved her family, her "ladies" and her coworkers. Rest In Peace dear friend.

Judi Clark
   Posted Sat April 15, 2017
I am so sorry to hear of Jody's passing.The world has lost a shining star.She has been a dear friend for many years.I will miss her smile & friendship.Sending love to Jody's family whom she loved so much.

Patty and John Becker
   Posted Sun April 16, 2017
We were deeply saddened to learn of Jody's passing this week. We always looked forward to our visits at the store, our lunches together with much laughter, and the phone calls about all the new blankets for John's collection. Jody always loved talking about Matt and her family and showing us all the latest photos. We will miss you "Jody girl" and you'll always have a special place in our hearts. Many blessings to Matt and family during this difficult time.

Sarah Wadlington
   Posted Sun April 16, 2017
Sadden to hear about the passing of Jody. I worked with her at the Mill and she was always a delight to be around. Everyday I was greeted with a Hey Honey, She was so kind to everyone she worked with and truly loved her job. She could never say enough about her family they were her pride and joy. Thoughts go out to the Family during this difficult time. May you rest in price my dear Jody.

Dotty L. Judy
   Posted Sun April 16, 2017
Jody was an exceptional woman! I met her when Katie and Joseph were students at McKay School where I worked. Jody loved her kids and spoke about them, including her grandkids, every time we would meet. Sometimes I would go into the PWMills, just to see if she was there. Such an inspiration!
Jody will be missed, but forever remembered.
Dotty L. Judy

Jim and Kathy Rinehart
   Posted Mon April 17, 2017
RIP wonderful Wife, Mother, Grandmother, Daughter, and Sister....and friend you were very much loved by all.

robin crowell
   Posted Mon April 17, 2017
Jody, you were a light of fun in our store. Your love of your position was evident in all you did for Pendleton. You will be missed. XX&OO to your family

Dwan L Guenther
   Posted Mon April 17, 2017
I'm going to miss you dear friend. We shared a room at Community Hospital after giving birth to our boys. That's how we met and we have been friends ever since. You always seem to have such a good out look on everything even though you were struggling with your own battles. See you in heaven dear friend.

Tiah Estabrook
   Posted Mon April 17, 2017
Sending my condolences to the entire family...not easy to deal with even though you know the possible outcome...been there done that, but I know she's at peace and is again with her parents and with mine chatting it up!!! Big hugs to all of you!!!

Mark Hooker
   Posted Mon April 17, 2017
RIP Jody, remember you from our days at HHS!

Maria Boss
   Posted Tue April 18, 2017
So sad to hear about Jodi's passing. She was such a lovely person! Always
smiling, with a positive and joyful attitude.

Her children, grandchildren, husband and all her family meant the world to
her. I met Jodi, many, many years ago and always enjoyed running into her
at the grocery store and certainly at Pendleton Woolen Mills where her smile
was a welcome sign for all.

Matt, Katie and Joseph, my love and heartfelt thoughts.

   Posted Wed April 19, 2017
Oh what a special person Jody Herriman was and always will be, she was the ultimate person in customer service and probably knew as much or more from memory about the Pendleton line of clothing past and present, doing everything
she possibly could to get you what you were in pursuit of, sometimes suggesting and sight unseen a color or pattern as an alternative if all other possiblites did
not work. Always hoped she would answer the phone and if she didn't we would
ask for her. I truly hope she did not suffer much on this earth, a wonderful person she was. See you on the back side of the rainbow Jody Dear !

Koko Hufford and Umatilla Celebration Committee
   Posted Wed May 03, 2017
TO Jody's family:
we were sadden to hear of Jody passing and we realize she be in a better place with no pain. Jody always was great help to the Umatilla Celebration Committee here on the Umatilla Indian Reservation. we worked directly with her and she will be dearly missed. Respectfully, Koko and UIR Celebration Committee Members

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