We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Burns Mortuary of Hermiston
CECILIA JENNIE (BERGIN) CORREA
JANUARY 09, 1920 – MAY 19, 2022
Cecilia Jane (Jennie) Correa of Echo, Oregon was born on January 09, 1920 in Moose Jaw Saskatchewan, Canada, to parents Lewis and Alma (Nevendorf) Bergin. She died on May 19, 2022 in St. Anthony’s Hospital, Pendleton, Oregon.
Jennie was the 9th out of 11 children in her family. At the age of 4, her family moved to Spokane, Washington. Jennie attended Lewis & Clark grade school and middle school. As a young girl, Jennie’s father thought she was musically talented so he bought her a violin in which she learned to play.
In 1935 Jennie’s family moved to the Stanfield area. This is where Jenny met her future husband Jess A. Correa Jr. in Stanfield, Oregon. They were united in marriage on January 30, 1936. They made their home on the family farm in Echo, Oregon where they raised their 4 boys: David, Richard (Skeeter), Randy and Rocky.
Jennie’s life was her family and the family farm on the Echo Meadows. Jennie and Jess raised many different crops and livestock. After Jess’s passing, Jennie turned the farming/cattle operations over to her 2nd son Richard (Skeeter). She continued to be an active part of the farm until her death. Jennie lived on the family farm for 86 years.
Jennie went to work for Inland Empire Bank in Umatilla and Hermiston, Oregon where she was the bank bookkeeper for 18 years.
In 1977 Jennie and her son Rocky purchased and operated a grocery store (Main Street Market) in Stanfield, Oregon where she worked until her retirement in 1980.
Jennie enjoyed gardening, baking, sewing and was a very talented artist. She painted countless oil paintings as gifts for her family and friends. Her favorite pastime was watching the daily activities on the farm through the big picture window in her living room. You would find her in her favorite chair with her faithful companion Tilly (kitty) watching her world outside and always ready for a visitor.
Jennie was a very loving Wife, Mother, Grandmother (both Great and Great-Great) to her family. In 102 years, Jennie had experienced more in life than any of us will ever know. She touched so many lives and has truly left a legacy amongst her family. The words that would describe Jennie would be Intelligent, Independent, Loving, Funny, Talented, and a great Storyteller. The one word that best describes Jennie, and so many people will agree, is AMAZING.
Jennie is survived by her Children, David L. Correa, Richard J. (Skeeter) Correa; Grandchildren Kari Kennedy, Jeff (Kathi) Correa, Shelli Correa, Shane (Jodi) Correa, Devin (Melanie) Correa, Neal Correa, Kevin Correa, Lindsay (Jake) Markgraf; Great Grandchildren, Nicole (Shaun) Dominguez, Garrett and Gage Correa, Qwinn Correa, Gabe, Grayson and Briar Markgraf, Aeliana Correa; Great-Great Granddaughter Payton Avery Dominguez; Niece, Darlene Justice, Nephew, Allen Bergin and several nephews and nieces.
She was preceded in death by her Husband of 40 years, Jess A. Correa, Jr.; Sons Randy and Rocky Correa; her Parents; Siblings; Daughter in laws, Carol Correa, Cathey Correa and her Great Grandson Cody Correa. Along with several other family members and special friends.
Burns Mortuary, Hermiston, Oregon is charge of the services. A grave side burial service will be held at 11:00 on Thursday May 26th at the Echo Memorial Cemetery, Echo.
In lieu of flowers, Memorial donations in Jennie’s honor may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital or to a charity of your choice.