Jean Musselman Passes Away at 68

Jean Musselman

Mary Jean Pratt Musselman of Irrigon passed away in Kennewick, Wash. on May 5, 2019 at the age of 68.

She was born on June 4, 1950 in Snowville, Utah to Ed and Ada Neal Pratt.

Jean grew up and attended school first in Snowville, Utah then in Ogden, Utah, where she graduated from Ben Lomand High School in 1968. After spending several years in Boise, Idaho, she moved to the Irrigon area in the early 1990s, where she had lived and worked since. She worked as an office manager or secretary throughout her career in various industries.

Jean was an active member of the Boardman Ward of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She served on the church board and loved teaching music to primary age children for many years. Children were drawn to her love, positive spirit and sense of humor. The family would like to thank the Boardman Ward for their love, help and support throughout the years.

She married Virgil Butler and from this union two children, Christena and Andrew, were born. The couple later divorced. She later married Gordon Musselman.

She is survived by a daughter, Christena (Ammon) Young of Benton City, Wash.; a son, Andrew Butler of Newport News, Va.; four grandchildren; sisters, Annie (Brian) Hamrick and Marie (Norman) Hegland; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Gordon; her parents; a brother, Noel; a sister, Eileen; and a grandson, David Young.

A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 18, 2019 at the Boardman LDS Church, 500 Wilson Road.

Burial will follow in Desert Lawn Memorial Cemetery in Irrigon.

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Burns Mortuary of Hermiston is in care of arrangements.