Jeremy Sallee Passes Away at 41

Jeremy Sallee

Jeremy G. Sallee died on Jan. 11, 2020 at his home in Hermiston at the age of 41.

He was born on May 13, 1978 in Portland to Darrel and Rhonda Simmons Sallee.

Jeremy attended West Park Elementary, Armand Larive Middle School and Hermiston High School, graduating in the class of 1997. He participated in wrestling, baseball, 4-H and rodeo. Jeremy graduated from Wyoming Tech with a degree in mechanics. He returned to Hermiston and worked at Auto-Kool.

Jeremy loved ranching and later followed his passion and went to work as a cowboy for Healy Ranch. He strived to be a “good cowboy” every day. Jeremy enjoyed fishing, hunting, riding horses, roping and playing baseball and softball. He had a special ability to connect with kids. He utilized this by coaching youth sports as well as teaching them about horsemanship.

He is survived by his mother, Rhonda Sallee, Hermiston; sister, Jolene Sallee Davis, Hermiston; brother, Jacob Sallee, Seattle, Wash.; niece, Molly Davis, Hermiston; aunts, Sonya Sallee, Hermiston and Anna Dee VanNattan, Phoenix, Ariz.; uncle and aunt, Dan and Laurel Simmons, Salem; uncle, Ron Simmons, McMinnville; many cousins; and Hank, his special dog that was always by his side.

Jeremy was preceded in death by his father, Darrel Sallee in 2014, and his grandparents, Merel and Marie Sallee and Dan and Fern Simmons.

A graveside funeral service will be held on Monday, Jan. 20, 2020 at 11 a.m. at the Hermiston Cemetery.

A celebration of life service will follow at 12 noon at the Oregon National Guard Armory, 900 S.E. Columbia Drive, Hermiston.

Those who wish may make contributions in Jeremy’s memory to the Buckaroo Rodeo Bible Camp or Hermiston Gun Club Youth Shooters Program, in care of Burns Mortuary of Hermiston, P.O. Box 289, Hermiston, Ore., 97838.

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Burns Mortuary of Hermiston is in care of arrangements.


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