Deanna R. (Meiring) Hellinger

Born: Mon., Jul. 16, 1962
Died: Sat., Sep. 11, 2010


Memorial Service

3:00 PM Sat., Sep. 18, 2010


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Deanna R’Lene Seelye Hellinger was born July 16th, 1962 at Reno, Nevada to parents, Jack & Barbara (Ward) Meiring. She died Saturday, September 11th, 2010 at Good Shepherd Medical Center in Hermiston, Oregon at the age of 48.www.burnsmortuaryhermiston.com

She was raised in Yakima, Washington and moved to Hermiston in 1980, then to Moses Lake, Washington in 1990 and finally back to Hermiston in 1997. Deanna was a homemaker who enjoyed staying at home and raising her children. She later worked as a waitress at Roy & Venita’s Restaurant. On November 26th, 2004 she married Scott Henry Hellinger in Coeur D’Alene, Idaho. She coached softball and loved all sports and she especially loved watching her boys play baseball. Deanna enjoyed the outdoors and camping. Her passion was her children and her grandchildren. She was a small lady with a big heart.

She is survived by husband, Scott Hellinger of Umatilla, OR; Father, Jack Meiring of Carson City, NV; Sons, Brian Seelye, Chad Seelye and Brian Hellinger all of Hermiston, OR; Daughters, Christina Schaan of Hermiston, OR, and Hollie Hellinger of Kennewick, WA; Brother, John Meiring of Reno, NV; 4 Grandchildren, Carly Schaan, Cameron Schaan, Gavin Hellinger, and Jimmy Hellinger; 2 Uncles, Herb & Benjamin Ward.

She was preceded in death by her Mother, Barbara Krusow; Grandma, Muriel (Lumpkin) Ward; Sister, Sheri Meiring; Uncle, Frank Ward.

Memorial services will be held on Saturday, September 18th, 2010 at 3:00 P.M. at Burns Mortuary Chapel in Hermiston. Disposition was by cremation. Private family inurnment will take place at the Hermiston Cemetery at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be made to Burns Mortuary of Hermiston, P.O. Box 289, Hermiston, OR 97838 to help with expenses.

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Mickie Ebert
   Posted Mon September 20, 2010
Deanna and I worked at Roy and Venitas cafe when I first got sober. She was a great help to me at that time because we would talk or should I say , I would talk and she would listen. We had a lot of fun and I will miss her. In loving memory, Mickie Ebert

Julia Stewart-Fouts
   Posted Mon September 20, 2010
The three of us. That is what me, Amy and Deanna were growing up. We were like sisters who loved each other no matter what we said or did to each other. We met when we were 10 years old at Barge Lincoln school and lived in the same neighborhood until we graduated from Davis High School in 1980. What wonderful times we shared together growing up.

I reamianed friends with Deanna for 38 years. We talked on a regular basis and seen each other when we could. We shared so many wonderful life experiences together. Unfortunately Deanna also went through some bad experiences in her life but was able to overcome them and become the wonderful, caring person she was.

Your life was too short my friend. But like we always said. "Everything happens for a reason and there is a reason for everything that happens."

We don''t always understand the reasoning but we accept it.

Deanna, I love you dearly and will miss you just as much.

Until we see each other again .............you will always be in my thoughts.


John La Hue
   Posted Mon September 27, 2010
I am so sorry to hear of your loss. You are in my prayers.

Melinda LeGrand-Laptop
   Posted Sun February 05, 2012
I think of her all the time...... still, it's been over a year. It is not about the birthdate or date we lost her. It is about the dash in between the two dates. What you do with your dash, how you lived your life and what people remember. Her dash was full......