Carmen Rosetta Harns

August 24, 1946 ~ September 3, 2021 (age 75)

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Carmen Rosetta Harns
August 24th 1946    September 3rd 2021

Carmen was born in St. Joseph, Missouri to Merlin and Nellie Tarter. She was the third born of six children. As a child, she loved playing baseball and riding her Morgan horse. She was the enforcer of the family and wouldn’t let anyone touch her siblings. 

Carmen worked hard all her life at various jobs. She worked at Lamb Weston, she was a motor rewinder, cashier, and met the love of her life while waitressing in Redmond. 

She met Bob Harns mid September of 1969 and the couple married on July 17, 1970 in Powell Butte, Oregon. They have two loving children who think the world of their mother.

The couple moved to Irrigon, Oregon in the summer of 1972 and have made it their home since. Carmen enjoyed crocheting, painting, bowling and most of all spending time with her grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Willard and sister, Beverly.

She is survived by her husband Charles (Bob) Harns; daughter, Tina Harns and son-in-law, Jesse Garrett of Irrigon; grandchildren, Derek of Hermiston, Colton of Irrigon, Elliott and Carmen of Clarksville, TN; son, Chuck Harns and daughter-in-law Amanda Harns of Kennewick, WA; grandchildren, Paige and Conner of Kennewick and Bryson of Wilsonville; brother, Leon of Eugene; sister, Lila of Des Moines, Iowa and Linda of Council Bluffs, Iowa; best friend, Marilyn Helling; and four great grandchildren.

No service are planned at this time. Burns Mortuary of Hermiston is in care of arrangements.

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