Jessie ‘Naomi’ Larkin
Hermiston February 3, 1940-January 20, 2017


Jessie “Naomi” Larkin of Hermiston, Oregon, was born on February 3, 1940, in Baker, Oregon, to parents Haskel “Hack” and M. Ellen Tibbs Bloom. She died on January 20, 2017, in Portland, Oregon, at the age of 76 years.

Naomi was raised for the better part of her childhood in Stanfield, Oregon, graduating from Stanfield High School in the class of 1958. Naomi was united in marriage to Harold L. Larkin on May 2, 1965, in Hermiston, Oregon.

She worked at the Umatilla Hospital and later at Good Shepherd Community Hospital for 25 years. Naomi then worked in the medical office of Dr. Maguire and Dr. Brueske in Hermiston for 10 years before she retired to focus on being a full-time grandma.

She was an active member of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. Naomi loved to bake and enjoyed sharing her treats with her family and friends. She enjoyed gardening, crafts, crocheting, sewing, and taking pictures. Naomi cherished the time with her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She is survived by her husband of 51 years, Harold Larkin, Hermiston, Ore.; son John Larkin and wife Monique, Hermiston, Ore.; daughter Diane Cherry and husband Dean, Hermiston, Ore.; sisters LaGreta Johnson and Beulah Otzenberger, both of Hermiston, Ore.; sisters at heart Lori Rasmussen and Jean Carlton; aunt Jessie Tarter, Hermiston, Ore.; grandchildren: Ashlei, Tucker (Hayley), Mahaila, Cody, Hayden, Trey and Mika; great-grandchildren Jenna, Carter, Payton and Riley; nieces and nephews Bob Bloom, Debbie Brandt, Steve Layman, Susan Phykitt, Pam Johnson, Mark Johnson and Mike Johnson; and numerous great-nieces, -nephews and cousins.

Naomi was preceded in death by her parents, and her brother Jim Bloom.

A celebration of life service will be held on Sunday, January 29, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. at the Seventh-day Adventist Church, 855 W. Highland Ave., Hermiston, Oregon.

Those who wish may make contributions in Naomi’s memory to the Seventh-day Adventist Church Building Fund.

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Burns Mortuary of Hermiston, Oregon, is in care of arrangements.

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