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Anthony "AJ" James Severns

November 20, 1963 ~ March 9, 2018 (age 54)

Anthony James “AJ” Severns of Mitchell, Nebraska, former Pendleton, Oregon resident, was born on November 20, 1963 in San Francisco, California to parents, James J. Severns Jr and Blanche Cecilia Faro Severns. He died on March 9, 2018 in Portland, Oregon at the age of 54 years. AJ attended schools in Pendleton and then joined the United States Army where he trained to become and x-ray technician. After his honorable discharge he worked as a x-ray technician in Tacoma and Enumclaw Washington. AJ then worked in medical coding and transcription for several years. He has lived in Nebraska for the past nine years where he studied theology . AJ was an active member of the Boys Scouts as a youth. He enjoyed making beaded jewelry and rosary’s, traveling, sewing as well as working with and helping others.

He is survived by his parents: James Jr. and Blanche Severns; brothers: Thomas Severns, Gerald (Tracy) Severns and William (Judy) Severns; numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.

AJ was preceded in death by his grandparents: James Sr and Effie Severns, Louis and Frances Faro.

Recitation of the Holy Rosary will be held on Saturday, March 17, 2018 at 10:00 A.M. at St. Mary Catholic Church, 800 SE Court Ave., Pendleton, Oregon with Mass of Christian Burial to follow at 10:30 A.M.

Burial with military honors will be held at 1:30 P.M. at the Echo Cemetery, Echo, Oregon.

Those who wish may make contributions in AJ’s memory to the American Cancer Society.

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

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