Janice T. "Jan" Kenney, of Hermiston, died on June 17, 2010 in Pendleton, Oregon at the age of 63 years.

Mrs. Kenney was born on July 15, 1946 in The Dalles to parents, Lloyd and Gladys Perkins Ordway.

She was raised and attended schools in The Dalles area, graduating from The Dalles High School in 1964. She met John H. Kenney Jr. in Irrigon on March 12, 1965. He proposed on March 21 and gave her a ring on April 1, and they were married on July 15, 1965 in Coeur d' Alene, Idaho.

She worked as a nurses aide for many years at Valley Vista Nursing Home in The Dalles and later at Hillcrest Nursing Home in Pasco, Wash.

She was a member of the Assembly of God Church and enjoyed crossword puzzles, jigsaw puzzles, and playing the piano.

She is survived by her son: Jon Kenney, Seattle, WA; brothers: Gayle Ordway, The Dalles, OR, Russell Ordway, West Linn, OR, Danny Joe Ordway, Troutdale, OR, and Gary Ordway, Lake Stephens, WA; 4 grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Jan was preceded in death by her husband: John H. Kenney Jr., her parents, a sister: Susan Ordway, and a brother: Raymond Ordway.

A celebration gathering will be held on Saturday, July 17, 2010 at 2 p.m. at Sun Terrace 1550 NW 11th St., Hermiston.

Please sign the condolence book at www.burnsmortuaryhermiston.com

Burns Mortuary of Hermiston is in charge of arrangements.

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