Stacey McCorkle Passes Away at 50


Stacey Lynn McCorkle of Pendleton passed away in Spokane, Wash. on Oct. 2, 2021 at the age of 50.

She was born on June 4, 1971 in Louisville, Ky. to Edwin and Christi Hand McCorkle.

Stacey moved to Eastern Oregon with her family when she was a child. The family lived in Hermiston for several years until moving to Boardman when she was nine. She graduated from Riverside High School in the class of 1989.

Stacey married Dean Polston in 2003. He preceded her in death in 2005.

Stacey loved spending time with her three children. She enjoyed helping friends in need, drawing and doing artwork.

She is survived by three children, Dylan McCorkle Reyes of Portland, Devin Lavoie of Portland and Degan Polston of Pendleton; father, Edwin Ray and wife Bonita McCorkle of Irrigon; sisters, Tracey Kosmos of Pasco, Wash. and Tammy Gilman of Pendleton; brothers, JR McCorkle of Umatilla and Scott McCorkle of Hermiston; stepsister, Tia Cook of Irrigon; stepbrother, Andy Cook of Hermiston; sister-by-choice, Julie Bert-Torres of Stanfield; and numerous nieces and nephews.

A celebration of life/potluck will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 9, 2021 at West Park (McNary Dam), Third Street, Umatilla.

Family suggests memorial donations be made to a Go Fund Me account to assist with final expenses.

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Burns Mortuary of Hermiston is in care of arrangements.


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