Helena “Nina” Vice

Helena Vice

Helena “Nina” Vice, 80, of Irrigon died Thursday, Dec. 16, 2010, at Kadlec Medical Center in Richland, Wash. A celebration of life will be held Wednesday, Dec. 22 at 1 p.m. at the Stokes Landing Senior Center in Irrigon.

Ms. Vice was born March 20, 1930, in Kansas City, Kan., to Salvatore and Hettie Jessi (Barnes) Leonti. She was a longtime resident of Irrigon, and worked tirelessly throughout her retirement years serving the seniors in Irrigon, Boardman and the surrounding communities. She was a longtime volunteer for the annual Watermelon Festival and was grand marshal in 2005.

Survivors include her brother, Sam Leonti; children Annette, Frances, Ragen, April and Tony; six grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James Vice; sister Frances Francis; son Gene Hydle; and son-in-law Howard Barnes.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Stokes Landing Senior Center in Irrigon, or to the Boardman Senior Center.

Burns Mortuary in Hermiston is in charge of arrangements.?Sign the condolence book at www.burnsmortuaryhermiston.com.

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