Audrey 'Denise' Proctor Passes Away at 54


Denise Proctor
Denise Proctor
Audrey “Denise” Proctor died on Feb. 18, 2015 at her home in Arlington at the age of 54.

She was born on Dec. 20, 1960 in Springhill, La. She graduated from Arlington High School in the class of 1980. Denise was united in marriage to Theodore “Ted” Proctor on Feb. 9, 1985 in Arlington. They lived in Arlington and then moved to The Dalles where they lived for several years before returning to Arlington where they have lived since. Denise was a teacher’s aid for the Arlington School District and worked at the China Creek Golf Course during the summers. She dedicated her life to her family, her friends, and to the many children of the communities in which she resided. Denise enjoyed genealogy, sewing, reality TV, and most of all cherished time with her family.

She is survived by her husband, Ted Proctor, together just celebrated their 30th anniversary last week renewing their vows; son, Tyrel Proctor (Jennifer), Arlington; daughter, Taryn Proctor Silva (Chris), Downingtown, Penn.; sisters, Patti Brandt, Arlington, and Melody Walden, Dallas, Ore.; mother, Patsy Papineau, Dallas, Ore.; three3 grandchildren, Christopher, Anthony, & Jonathan; several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

A funeral service for family & friends will be held on Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015 at 2 p.m. at the Arlington High School Gymnasium.

A private family burial will follow at the Arlington Cemetery.

A public celebration of life gathering will follow at the China Creek Golf Course for all to share memories of Denise.

Contributions may be made in Denise’s memory to the Celilo Cancer Center in The Dalles or to Pioneer Hospice in Heppner.

Please sign the online guest book at

Burns Mortuary of Hermiston is in care of arrangements.