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Official Obituary of

Connie H (Sr) Maret

January 18, 1934 ~ March 9, 2024 (age 90) 90 Years Old
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Connie Maret Obituary

Connie H. Maret Sr. was born on January 18, 1934 in Enid, Oklahoma to parents, Leo Miles Maret and May (Dupus) Maret. He died on March 9, 2024 at his home in Hermiston, Oregon at the age of 90 years. Connie was raised in Oklahoma until moving to Payette, Idaho in 1946 and then to Hermiston, Oregon in 1953 where he has lived since. He went to work for Union Pacific Railroad in 1954 before enlisting in the United States Army in 1956 and served in Korea until his honorable discharge in 1958. Connie returned to Hermiston and his job with the railroad, working his way up to section foreman, retiring in 1995. He was very active at the Maxwell Siding Railroad Museum for many years. Connie helped to maintain the equipment and was always willing to tell stories to the visitors about his knowledge and experiences working. He enjoyed going to yard sales, auctions, the mountains, old cars, camping, fishing, building mail box bird houses and tinkering in his yard. Connie loved his pets over the years with his special dog, Bella and cat, Chester. He was a member of the American Legion, Operation Life Saver through the railroad, the Moose Lodge and the Eagles Lodge. Connie often called his daughter to tell her good morning and later to tell her good night. He always thought of others and would often buy things at sales and stop on his way home to gift the item to someone he thought would benefit from it.

He is survived by his wife Patricia “Pat” Maret, Hermiston, OR; sons: Connie Maret Jr and his wife Kelly, Hermiston, OR, Glenn Maret and his wife Celeste, Irrigon, OR; James Maret and his wife Christy, Nyssa, OR; daughter: Debra Tyler and her husband Mark, Ariel, WA; grandchildren: Dave, Angie, Justin, Dustan, Chris, Matthew, Christopher, Michelle, Connie Lee, Jamie, Brooke, Megan and Jelissa; great grandchildren: Alexia, Sean, Trenten, Nora and many others as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Connie was preceded in death by his parents, a son: Larry Maret, a daughter: Colleen Maret; brother: William “Bill” Maret; sister: Betty Kammerzell and a grandson: Jason Anteau.

A funeral service will be held on Thursday, March 14, 2024 at 11:00 A.M. at Burns Mortuary Chapel, Hermiston, Oregon.

Burial with military honors will follow at the Hermiston Cemetery, Hermiston, Oregon.

In lieu of flowers please make contributions in Connie’s memory to Pet Rescue, 1844 NW Geer Rd., Hermiston, Oregon 97838.

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Funeral Service
March 14, 2024

11:00 AM
Burns Mortuary Chapel
685 W. Hermiston Ave.
Hermiston, OR 97838


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