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McKay, Bonnie Leviathan Mrs. – Obituary

Baker City, Oregon

Bonnie Leviathan McKay, 85, of Hermiston, a former Baker City resident, died June 26, 2004, at her home.

Her graveside funeral was at 10 a.m., today at the Hermiston Cemetery.

Bonnie had been a Hermiston resident since 1947. She moved from Kansas to La Grande while still a child and then to Baker City. She was a Baker High School graduate.

She married Eugene “Gene” McKay at Boise on Nov. 15, 1941. She traveled with Gene while he was in the service to Mississippi, South Carolina and Illinois. When Gene shipped overseas, Bonnie returned to Baker City.

After the war, the couple lived at Baker City for a couple of years before moving to Hermiston. In Hermiston, she worked for Dr. Morgan, US Bank and at Rexall Drug Store before becoming a full-time mother and homemaker.

She was active in the Cub Scouts for 15 years and received a national award for her involvement. In her younger years she attended the Methodist Church. She enjoyed crocheting, needlepoint and painting.
Survivors include her son, John McKay of Hermiston; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Gene McKay, who died in 2000; a brother, Buster Stuart; and three sisters, Cecil, Delores and Dorothy.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, Northwest Affiliate-Oregon Office, 1425 N.E. Irving St., No. 100, Portland, OR 97232.

The Burns Mortuary Chapel of Hermiston is in charge of arrangements.

Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, July 2, 2004
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor

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