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Katherine "Kathy" J (Quimby) Jensen

June 24, 1948 ~ January 1, 2018 (age 69)
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Katherine J. “Kathy” Quimby Carter Jensen was born on June 24, 1948 in Prairie City, Oregon to parents, Philip and Alice Case Quimby. She died on January 1, 2018 at her home in Hermiston, Oregon at the age of 69 years. Kathy was raised in Grant and Umatilla Counties, graduating from Long Creek High School in Long Creek, Oregon. She married Douglas Carter and they had two sons, Samuel and Daniel and later divorced. Kathy moved to Hermiston, Oregon and married Noel Jensen. They moved to McMinnville, Oregon where they owned and operated the Saw Filing Company for a time before settling in Shelton, Washington where they owned and operated Shelton Saw Works for many years. Kathy moved to Hermiston, Oregon in 2017. She was a member of Hartsine Island Women’s Club. Kathy enjoyed playing cards, flowers, gardening, traveling and cooking. She was very social and never knew a stranger.

She is survived by her sons: Samuel Carter (Alicia), Edmonds, WA and Daniel Carter, Boardman, OR; step daughters: Kim Wilson, Julie Young and Angie Jensen; brother: Donald Albert, Hermiston, OR; grandchildren: Logan, Rylie, Brianna, Austin, Marie and Mark; numerous great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Kathy was preceded in death by her parents and husband Noel Jensen.      

A celebration of life service will be held at 1:00 P.M. on Saturday, January 6, 2018 at Burns Mortuary Chapel, Hermiston, Oregon.

A graveside committal service will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Sunday, January 7, 2018 at Long Creek Cemetery, Long Creek, Oregon.

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Burns Mortuary of Hermiston, Oregon is in care of arrangements.   

 Service Information

Celebration of Life
January 6, 2018

1:00 PM
Burns Mortuary Chapel
685 W. Hermiston Ave.
Hermiston, OR 97838

Graveside Service
January 7, 2018

11:00 AM
Long Creek Cemetery
County Road 18
Long Creek, OR 97856

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