Anthony James “AJ” Severns of Mitchell, Nebraska, former Pendleton, Oregon, resident, was born on November 20, 1963, in San Francisco, California, to parents James J. Severns Jr. and Blanche Cecilia Faro Severns. He died on March 9, 2018, in Portland, Oregon, at the age of 54 years.
AJ attended schools in Pendleton and then joined the United States Army where he trained to become and x-ray technician. After his honorable discharge he worked as a x-ray technician in Tacoma and Enumclaw, Washington. AJ then worked in medical coding and transcription for several years. He has lived in Nebraska for the past nine years where he studied theology .
AJ was an active member of the Boys Scouts as a youth. He enjoyed making beaded jewelry and rosaries, traveling and sewing, as well as helping and working with others.
He is survived by his parents James Jr. and Blanche Severns; brothers Thomas Severns, Gerald (Tracy) Severns and William (Judy) Severns; and numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.
AJ was preceded in death by his grandparents James Sr. and Effie Severns, and Louis and Frances Faro.
Recitation of the Holy Rosary will be held on Saturday, March 17, 2018, at 10 a.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church, 800 S.E. Court Ave., Pendleton, Oregon, with Mass of Christian Burial to follow at 10:30 a.m. Burial with military honors will be held at 1:30 p.m. at the Echo Cemetery, Echo, Oregon.
Those who wish may make contributions in AJ’s memory to the American Cancer Society.
Please sign the online condolence book at burnsmortuaryhermiston.com
Burns Mortuary of Hermiston, Oregon, is in care of arrangements.