Nathan TenEyck Passes Away at 27

Nathaniel TenEyck

Nathaniel Lee “Nathan” TenEyck of Portland, formerly of Umatilla, passed away on Jan. 15, 2018 at the age of 27 from injuries sustained in an automobile accident.

He was born on Jan. 8, 1991 in Hermiston to Roak and Sabrina Tusten TenEyck.

He attended school in Umatilla and graduated from Umatilla High School in the class of 2009. He played many sports during his school years, such as football, basketball, baseball, wrestling and track.

After high school, Nathan worked for Rent-A-Center locally and later in Bend. He then began his career with the Plumbers and Steamfitters Union Local #290 in Portland, where he had worked for the past five years. He was serving an apprenticeship and was just short of obtaining his journeyman status.

In addition to sports, Nathan enjoyed outdoor activities such as hunting, hiking and wake boarding, and had just begun practicing to archery hunt. He was an active person who took pride in his physical abilities and actively worked out, ran, and ate right to stay in the best shape possible. He lived his life to the fullest and enjoyed encouraging his friends and associates to be the best they can be. He was frugal and independent, and enjoyed negotiating for the best possible deal and doing his own home repairs. He will be missed by his two beautiful pit bulls (kids), Capone and Callie, who he spent lots of his free time with.

He is survived by his mother, Sabrina TenEyck of Bend; father, Roak (Toni) TenEyck of Umatilla; sister, Kayla (Mick) Brandt of Echo; brother, Trevor TenEyck of Hermiston; sister, Lindsey Powell of Hermiston; brother, Bruce Brockett of Kennewick, Wash.; sister, Randi (Ricky Leetch) Brockett of Richland, Wash.; eight nieces and nephews; grandfather, Warren “Dale” (Nancy) TenEyck of Pendleton; grandmother, Leita (Marvin) Jensen of Richland, Wash.; grandfather, Donald Tusten of La Grande; and many aunts, uncles, cousins and close friends.

A memorial service will be at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 3, 2018 at Umatilla High School.

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Burns Mortuary of Hermiston is in care of arrangements.