Jeremy G. Sallee was born on May 13, 1978 in Portland, Oregon to parents, Darrel and Rhonda Simmons Sallee. He died on January 11, 2020 at his home in Hermiston, Oregon at the age of 41 years. Jeremy was raised and attended West Park Elementary, Armand Larive Middle School and Hermiston High School, graduating in the class of 1997. He participated in wrestling, baseball, 4-H and rodeo. Jeremy graduated from Wyoming Tech with a degree in mechanics. He returned to Hermiston and worked at Auto-Kool. Jeremy loved ranching and later followed his passion and went to work as a cowboy for Healy Ranch. He strived to be a “Good Cowboy” every day. Jeremy enjoyed fishing, hunting, riding horses, roping, playing baseball and softball. He was an avid downhill skier. He loved ski trips in the winter and would go nearly every weekend when the mountains had snow. He had a special ability to connect with kids. He utilized this by coaching youth sports as well as teaching them about horsemanship. Jeremy served in the Oregon National Guard as a 19D Cavalry Scout in 1-HHC 3-116 CAV.
He is survived by his mother: Rhonda Sallee, Hermiston, OR; sister: Jolene Sallee Davis, Hermiston, OR; brother: Jacob Sallee, Seattle, WA; niece: Molly Davis, Hermiston, OR; aunts: Sonya Sallee, Hermiston, OR and Anna Dee VanNattan, Phoenix, AZ; uncle and aunt: Dan and Laurel Simmons, Salem, OR, uncle: Ron Simmons, McMinnville, OR; many cousins and Hank, his special dog that was always by his side.
Jeremy was preceded in death by his father: Darrel Sallee in 2014; and his grandparents: Merel & Marie Sallee and Dan & Fern Simmons.
A graveside funeral service will be held on Monday, January 20, 2020 at 11:00 A.M. at the Hermiston Cemetery, Hermiston, Oregon.
A celebration of life service will follow at 12:00 Noon at the Oregon National Guard Armory, 900 SE Columbia Dr., Hermiston, Oregon.
Those who wish may make contributions in Jeremy’s memory to the Buckaroo Rodeo Bible Camp or Hermiston Gun Club Youth Shooters Program c/o Burns Mortuary of Hermiston, P.O. Box 289, Hermiston, OR 97838.
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