Charlene K. Henry was born on July 22, 1959 in Greenville, Michigan to parents, Charley L. Johnston Sr. and Celia M. McPhall Johnston. She passed away on April 3, 2019 peacefully at her home surrounded by family in Umatilla, Oregon at the age of 59 years. Charlene was raised in Sheridan, Michigan and graduated from Central Montcalm High School in 1977. She then moved to Oregon in 1983 where she worked for Lamb Weston in Boardman and later in Hermiston as a supervisor, and then worked the next several years as part of a special team to startup various processing plants in the area. Charlene was united in marriage to Jim Henry on August 1, 1993 in Irrigon, Oregon. She enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, 4-wheeling, traveling the world, animals and helping others. Charlene cherished her family time, especially playing with her grandchildren.
She is survived by her husband: Jim Henry, Umatilla, OR; daughters: Amy Gabrielson (Jon), Boise, ID, Samantha Hegel (Jack), Kennewick, WA, Lisa Holcomb (Rex), Pendleton, OR; son: Charley Johnston III, Hermiston, OR; brother: Otis Johnston (Kelly) of Michigan; sisters: Jenny Strouse and Brenda Henrichsen (Jeff) of Michigan; grandchildren: Kyle, Ben, Paul, Gaven, Annalice and Zane; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and various animal family.
Charlene was preceded in death by her daughter Linda-Sue, niece Kerry Ann, both parents, her twin brother, Charley, sister-in-law Lori, nephew Levi and father-in-law Stanley.
Her Celebration of Life will be May 18, 2019 at 3pm, Burns Mortuary in Hermiston, Oregon. “For those unable to attend Charlene's Celebration of Life in Hermiston, Oregon due to the Jordan Valley Rodeo, there will be a separate Celebration of Life in Jordan Valley at a later time. More information to be provided shortly. “
Those who wish may make contributions in Charlene’s memory to Shriners Hospitals for Children, 911 W. 5th Ave., Spokane, WA 99204.
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Burns Mortuary of Hermiston, Oregon is in care of arrangements.
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