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Mary Jean Henry

January 1, 2022

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Mary Jean Henry, 83, of Baker City, Oregon passed away at her home surrounded by family on January 1, 2022.

A celebration of life will be held in Baker City in the Spring of 2022.

Mary Jean was born October 30, 1938 in La Grande, Oregon to Wayne and Marjorie Reavis. She attended grade school in Union and Richland, Oregon.  She attended Eagle Valley High School until her senior year when she and her family moved to Walla Walla, Washington.  When Mary Jean was a freshman at Eagle Valley, she asked a senior, Max Henry, to a Sadie Hawkin’s dance.  That was just the beginning of a long, loving relationship.  They were married on December 29, 1956 and recently celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary.  

She attended college at Eastern Oregon State College, Chemeketa Community College, and Western Oregon State College, graduating with a degree in elementary education in 1980.  She was an adult basic education instructor at Chemeketa from 1975-1981, which she enjoyed greatly.

Mary Jean is survived by her husband, Kermit Maxson (Max) Henry of Baker City and their three daughters; Ann Dennis of Baker City, Kelly Richards of LaGrande, and Jennifer Gibbs of Wallowa. She is also survived by 9 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren, and sister-in-law, Joan Henry Seevers of Ashland.

She was preceded in death by her parents and sister, Joanna Reavis Sass.

Mary Jean will be deeply missed by her family and many dear friends.

For those who would like to make a donation in honor of Mary Jean the family suggests the Eagle Valley Cemetery (beautification fund) through Tami’s Pine Valley Funeral Home, PO Box 543, Halfway, OR 97834. Online condolences can be shared at www.tamispinevalleyfuneralhome.com     


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