Jessie L. Boyer McAtee was born on November 26, 1933 in Richland, Oregon to parents, Eber and Margarite Welter Boyer. She died on May 28, 2019 at her home in Echo, Oregon at the age of 85 years. Jessie was raised and attended schools in Echo, Oregon where she was active playing tennis and volleyball. She was united in marriage to C. Kaye McAtee on June 18, 1959 in Pasco, Washington. They leased and operated a farm outside of Echo, Oregon and helped other area farmers with custom harvesting for many years. Jessie worked as a cook for the Echo School District for over 30 years. She had served as a Cub Scout Den Mother, played on the women’s bowling league and was very supportive of her children and grandchildren with their participation in various activities and sports. Jessie enjoyed painting, playing cards, and socializing with her dear friends.
She is survived by her daughters: Donna (Fred) Bradbury, Pendleton, OR, Brenda (Larry) Hunter, Echo, OR, Pamela Haney, Baker City, OR; sons: Ted (Sharon) McAtee, Pendleton, OR, Robert (BJ) McAtee, Richland, WA, Scott McAtee, Pilot Rock, OR; sister: Elsie Faro, Echo, OR; brother: Warren Boyer, Pendleton, OR; 10 grandchildren; 16 great grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband Kaye McAtee, son: Greg McAtee, grandson: Tyler Campbell, her parents, and a sister: Mary Burke.
A graveside service will be held on Saturday, June 8, 2019 at 11:00 A.M. at the Echo Cemetery, Echo, Oregon.
Those who wish may make contributions in Jessie’s memory to the Tyler Campbell Memorial Scholarship Fund c/o Burns Mortuary of Hermiston, P.O. Box 289, Hermiston, OR 97838.
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Burns Mortuary of Hermiston, Oregon is in care of arrangements.