John Day and Seneca’s Beloved Rheanna Cheyenne Cartner, 24, went to the Lord on November 11, 2022. A Candlelight Vigil will be held on Saturday, November 19, 2022 - 4:30 p.m. at the Grant County Regional Airport. A Celebration of Rheanna's Life will be held at a later date (date, time & place) to be announced.
From an early age, Rheanna’s strong personality showed. Before age one she was walking. You could say jump, and she would. She was smart. By age two and a half her cousin Lanea taught her to tie her own shoes. By age three she was sewing, painting, and running the school classroom.
When Rheanna started playing volleyball she found the absolute love of her life, she was a good player. As a sophomore in high school, she was already on the varsity volleyball team. By senior year she was captain of the volleyball team. Her team went to State a number of years in a row, placing second and third. One year the bus was rear ended and even though everyone was all shook up, they still played and placed. Rheanna also enjoyed and participated in track and basketball. She had beauty and personality and was a Princess on Senior Prom court.
Rheanna started working at a Seneca restaurant at age 16. She was always a hard worker and later became assistant manager at the 123 Store in John Day. She also worked at Old West Federal Credit Union and loved the challenges of the job, her coworkers and serving the public.
Rheanna traveled twice to Europe, seeing Germany, Pompeii, Switzerland, Rome, and Paris. She loved these trips so much. She also went to Washington DC, and at some time she dipped her toes in the Caribbean. She loved adventure!
Rheanna lost her father when she was two years old. Her brother Jeremy, who was 18 years older than Rheanna, moved back home to help the family. They fought at times as siblings do, but they really loved each other. Rheanna has two half siblings on her father's side; Dustin and Tess Cartner.
Rick Saul came into her life when she was five. He helped raise her. Rick taught her to hunt and to drive. He was the person she called when she needed help. He was her rock and was always involved in her life.
Her aunt, Pam Francis, was always there for her as well. Everyone in Seneca had a place in their heart for her. She was Renee Nelson’s baby doll. She also had a large extended family, Katie Saul, Wayne Saul, Jeremy's children, Kyla and Carissa Parker. Rheanna was proud to be a great aunt. Her cousins Pam’s children Lanea and Kevin were also in her life.
There was so much good in Rheanna. So many things she loved, so many people that she loved, and who loved her. Little things, like loving deviled eggs. Bigger things like loving the beach and watching the ocean. She loved every little thing about Christmas including passing out the presents. She also liked to cook and hang out with friends. She especially loved her two close friends Kelia and Emma Kate.
Rheanna, like her grandma Patty, loved, loved, loved jewelry and bling. Her aged 1950’s Vanity was full of her jewelry and her makeup. She loved all animals, especially her dogs Kenai, Pitch and Flippy. She loved octopuses, snakes and quail, marbles and rocks.
Rheanna was fearless and funny, loving, honest, and wild. She was occasionally mean. She had piercings and tattoos and loved with her whole heart.
Rheanna is survived by her mother, Tammy Cartner, father Rick Saul; siblings, Jeremy, Katie, Wayne, Tess, Dustin, Billie Holliday; aunties Pamela, Jodi, Cindy, Cody, Shawna; uncles Curtis, Jerry, Dale, Bill, Duke, Randy, George; godparent Barb Northington; honorary godparents Steve and Shannon Harvey; special friends Nancy, Suzie, the Holliday family and many, many, more.
For all the loves in her life, from birth until now, you will always be loved by her and forever in her heart. Rest in eternal peace, our beautiful love. We will all miss you.
For those who would like to make a memorial donation in memory of Rheanna may do so to help defray funeral services either on the go fund me page, or through Tami's Pine Valley Funeral Home & Cremation Services PO Box 543 Halfway, Oregon 97834. Online condolences may be shared at www.tamispinevalleyfuneralhome.com
A note from mom~ I cannot guarantee You sunshine, but I can promise to stand beside you, no matter how hard it rains.."I will stand vigil on this side by you, until we're reunited." Love. mom