After an aggressive four-month battle with throat cancer, Carol Andrea Hesus, supportive wife and fun-loving mother, joined her grandmother in heaven on Tuesday, July 31, 2007, at 3:30 a.m. Andrea was 50 years old.
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Carol Andrea McKim was born in Baker, Ore., in 1957. Andrea attended schools in Baker and graduated from Pine Eagle High School in Halfway, Ore. She met Frederick Hesus while attending Eastern Oregon State College. They married in 1978 and moved to Halfway, Ore., to be close to Andrea’s family. In 1985, Andrea and Fred moved their family to Ponapei, and then to Guam where Andrea raised her three children. In 2004, Andrea and Fred moved to Eugene to be closer to their three children. She was diagnosed with throat cancer on March 16, 2007.
Andrea was a devoted mother, loyal wife and a caring friend. She was an extremely hard worker with a firm belief in teamwork and doing the right thing.
Andrea is survived by her husband, Frederick Blodak Hesus; son, Roderick Ngeskebei Hesus; daughters, Alma Fumiko Hesus and Eileen Resong Hesus all of Eugene, Ore.; father, Martin McKim; mother, Carol Andrea (Steele) McKim of Halfway, Ore.; brothers, Richard McKim and wife, Kathy of Kuna, Idaho; Ivan McKim and wife, Susan, Douglas McKim of Halfway, Ore.; younger sister, Harriet Cable and husband, Jeff of Pendleton, Ore.; many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.
A service celebrating her life will be held on Friday, Aug.10, at 12:15 p.m., at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Eugene, Ore. A family gathering will be held in Halfway next summer.
Those who wish to make a memorial contribution in memory of Andrea Hesus may do so to help the family with many expenses incurred during these last few months, through Tami’s Pine Valley Funeral Home, P.O. Box 543, Halfway, OR 97834.
Used with permission from: The Record Courier, Baker City, Oregon, August 9, 2007
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor