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Monna Rae McCormick, 85, of Halfway, died May 15, 2002.
A celebration of Monna’s life will take place Saturday, June 22, at 1 p.m. at Wild Bill’s in Halfway.
Monna was born Jan. 4, 1917, at Halfway to Charles Henry Lee and Viola “Oliver” Lee.
She married Joe E. Harrison in 1943 in Lakeview. They had two children: a son, Wayne Lee Harrison, and a daughter, Linda Jo Harrison. Monna married Wayne “Mac” McCormick in 1968 and lived in Prineville until Mac passed away in 1979. She moved to Springfield, then on to Halfway in 1997.
Monna enjoyed reading, gardening, crocheting, embroidery and making pies. She wrote poetry and short stories, loved flowers, birds and rides to the mountains and lakes to look for rocks.
She was a loving, kind person who always had a smile and a friendly word for all.
Monna is survived by her son, Wayne Harrison, and his wife, Shari; her daughter, Linda Jo Fountain and her husband, Dick, of Springfield; a grandson, Jerry Campbell and his wife, Jennifer, of Springfield, grandson, Justin Campbell and his wife, Mary, of Eugene; six great-grandchildren: Brendon, David, Brogan, Tarrin, Danika and Kendra; her sisters, Marge Sagers of Halfway and Jeanne Daniels of Las Vegas; nephews, Dennis Curtis and his wife, Inez, and Tom Curtis, all of Halfway, Greg Daniels and his wife, Jan, and Gary Daniels and his wife, Linda, of Kenai, Alaska; a niece, Ronda Maki of Las Vegas; and a special friend, Dalene Davis.
Contributions in Monna’s memory may be made to the Granite Peaks Assisted Living Construction Fund of Pathway Hospice, in care of Tami’s Pine Valley Funeral Home, P.O. Box 543, Halfway, OR 97834.
Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, May 31, 2002
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor