Lena Lillian Olney of Hermiston was born December 13, 1925 in Crescent, Oklahoma the daughter of James and Olive (Williams) Long. She passed away in Hermiston on Wednesday July 7, 2021 at the age of 95.
Lena grew up near Crescent, Oklahoma where she attended school. She married Thomas Edward Olney in Oklahoma on July 7, 1947. In the fall of 1948 the couple moved to Stanfield, Oregon where she lived for nearly seventy years. She has lived in Hermiston for the past five years.
Lena worked for Lamb Weston for a few years. She had attended the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Hermiston for many years. She enjoyed volunteering at the Agape House In Hermiston and helping at her church. She also enjoyed crocheting, painting, loved animals and enjoyed time with her family especially her grandchildren.
Lena was preceded in death by her husband Thomas on Dec. 25, 2001:daughter, Linda Abbott and a granddaughter, Connie Findley; parents and several siblings.
She is survived by a daughter, Nancy Collyer; four grandchildren; and several great grandchildren.
A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Friday August 6, 2021 at the Hermiston Seventh-day Adventist Church (855 W. Highland Ave. Hermiston, OR). Burial will be in Pleasant View Cemetery in Stanfield. Burns Mortuary of Hermiston is in care of arrangements.
Family suggest memorial donations in Lena’s memory be made to Agape House.
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