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Stephanie Helen (Jensen) Blackburn

February 1, 1955 ~ April 4, 2022 (age 67)

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Stephanie Helen Blackburn of Hermiston, Oregon, was born on February 1, 1955 in Emmett, Idaho to parents, Gary Richard Jensen and Wenona Vickery Jensen. She died on April 4, 2022 in Truxton, Arizona at the age of 67 years. Stephanie was raised and attended schools in Emmett, Idaho. She graduated from Emmett High School in the class of 1973 and then attended Ricks College. Stephanie was united in marriage to Alan Lee Blackburn on August  13, 1974  in Ogden, Utah. They lived in Roseburg, Oregon and later returned to the Emmett/Payette, Idaho area before settling in Hermiston, Oregon in 1989. Stephanie was a stay at home Mom, raising their 9 children as well as hosting numerous exchange students and her door was always open to any child that needed love and guidance. She was an active member of the Church of Latter-day Saints, serving as Relief Society and Primary President and in many other callings. Stephanie was a devoted wife and Mom, supporting her children in their countless sporting events, activities and volunteering in their school. She enjoyed baking and making beautifully decorated cakes, gardening, sewing and was always up to playing board games. 

She is survived by her husband of  47  years: Alan Blackburn, Hermiston, OR; sons: Jay and wife Charie, Union, OR; Gary and wife Melissa, Pendleton, OR, Troy and wife Kristy, Hermiston, OR, Chad and wife Jessica, Hermiston, OR and Tyson and wife Eliza, Idaho Falls, ID; daughters: Tara Beus and husband Dennis, New Plymouth, ID, Mandy Blackburn, Hermiston, OR, Cory Bryan and husband Jared, Lynchburg,  TN, and Brita Hall and husband Blake, Tooele, UT; mother: Wenona Coombs, Emmett, ID; brothers: Vaughn Jensen, Emmett, ID, Eric Jensen, Meridian, ID, and Doyle Jensen, Gainesville GA; sisters: Marita Hawker, Middleton, ID, Laurel Mouritsen, Emmett, ID, Shelly Reed, Salt Lake City, UT and Heather West, Emmett, ID; 47 grandchildren; 3 great grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Stephanie was preceded in death by her father, Gary Jensen.

A funeral service will be held on Friday, April 22, 2022 at 11:00 A.M. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1035 SE 9th St., Hermiston, Oregon.

Burial will follow at the Pleasant View Cemetery, Stanfield, Oregon.

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Burns Mortuary of Hermiston, Oregon is in care of arrangements.   

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Funeral Service
April 22, 2022

11:00 AM
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints - 1035 SE 9th st.
1035 SE 9th Street
Hermiston, Oregon 97838

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