Etta F. McKenzie of Boardman, formerly Madras, Oregon was born on December 2, 1928 in Cottage Grove, Oregon to parents, John and Agnes Hall Cummings. She died on September 4, 2019 in Hermiston, Oregon at the age of 90 years. She was raised and attended schools in Southern Oregon. Etta was united in marriage to Kenneth Ray McKenzie on June 30, 1944 in Dallas, Oregon. They lived in Prineville, Oregon and later Madras, Oregon for many years. After her husband passed away, Etta moved to Boardman, Oregon in 1990. She made deliveries for Pam’s Posies in Boardman for several years. Etta enjoyed camping, reading, cooking, sewing, crocheting, jigsaw puzzles, playing pinochle, going on drives and cherished time with her family.
She is survived by her daughters: Sharon Sample and husband Larry, Boardman, OR, Lyndell Bieker, Gresham, OR and Marietta Telfer and her husband Mike, Corvallis, OR; grandchildren: Diana, Chellie, Erik, Phillip, Adam, Rob and Jeanne; 17 great grandchildren; 4 great great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
Etta was preceded in death by her husband, her parents, son-in-law: Bob Bieker, 3 brothers: Leon, Raymond, Ralph and a sister: Ethel.
A graveside service will be held on Tuesday, September 10, 2019 at 1:00 P.M. at Mt. Jefferson Memorial Park in Madras, Oregon.
Contributions in Etta’s memory may be made to Alzheimer’s Research at www.alz.org
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