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Maria Dennis

June 11, 2022



     Maria Dennis, 59, formerly of Richland, Oregon died at her home in Baker City on June 11, 2022.

     Maria Dionisia was born on October 17, 1962 to Leon and Lucille (Williams) Ortez in Los Angeles, California.  She was raised and schooled in Estacada and Richland, Oregon. She attended Pine Eagle High School, later meeting and marrying Roscoe “Bimbo” Dennis.  They made their home in Sparta, Oregon and had four children.  

     Maria worked at the local restaurant as a cook, and found enjoyment in doing farm and ranch work.  Maria was a caregiver, she would give you the shirt off of her back if needed and would help anyone that needed help, however she could.

     Living in Sparta, she was able to enjoy the mountains, she grew a big garden, loved to cook and enjoyed all kinds of music.  She also had a great sense of humor in any situation. Maria was a daughter, sister, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, and Aunt Mimi to several nieces and nephews.

     She is preceded in death by her husband Bimbo, grandma Margaret, stepdad Bill; brother Paul; nephews Brian and Jeremy.

     Maria is survived by her daughters Roxanne Fisher, LaVaughn Hull, Starr Dennis and son Jake Dennis; 10 grandchildren; 4 great grandchildren; mother Lucille (Roger) Burk, 8 sisters; 3 brothers; numerous nieces and nephews; very good friend and caregiver David  McKechnie.    Maria had a very special 4 legged dog named “Shorty, ”  Shorty died two days after Maria.

     Her daughter said “She was a great mother, grandmother, amazing cook, best mother that one could ask for.”  Until we meet again

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