Leta L. Currey, a resident of Pendleton, died Monday, May 28, 2012, from injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident in Baker County, Oregon. She was 46 years old.
Funeral services were held Friday, June 1st, 2012, at 2:00 p.m. in the First United Methodist Church, 352 S.E. 2nd Street, Pendleton, OR 97801. Viewing was held from 12:00 noon to 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 31st, 2012, at Burns Mortuary of Pendleton. Contributions in memory of Leta may be directed to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Oregon and SW Washington Affiliate, and may be sent care of Burns Mortuary of Pendleton, P.O. Box 489, Pendleton, OR 97801. Sign the online guest book and send condolences at www.burnsmortuary.com. Burns Mortuary of Pendleton is in charge of arrangements.
Leta Currey was born March 5, 1966, in Lewiston, Maine. Leta was the daughter of Donald Moulton and Jenny McLeod. She was raised and educated in Maine. In 1989 she moved to Elgin, Oregon. She had worked with Headstart in Elgin as well as the Elgin Corner Market and D & B Supply in La Grande. She had also been a reserve police officer for the City of Elgin. She married James Currey on July 25, 1998, in Elgin. The couple came to Pendleton in 2005. While here she had worked for Verizon and the PGG store before she began working as a TSA Officer for Homeland Security at the Pasco Airport. She had continued with Homeland Security until the time of her death.
She was the founder of the Northwest Iron Maiden womens motorcycle riders, a member of Wifes Behind The Badge, the H.O.G. (Harley Owners Group) and a member of the Elgin Methodist Church. She greatly enjoyed spending time with her family and grandchildren as well as knitting, crocheting, photography, gardening and anything with the color purple. Her passion was riding her motorcycle.
She is survived by her husband James Currey at the home in Pendleton, her five children: Dana Apling of Portland, Ore., Stephen Devoe of Pendleton, Ore., Isaac Bolduc of Portland, Ore., Rainer Bolduc of Yucca Valley, Calif., and India Hardy of La Grande, Ore., nine grandchildren: Jonathan, Alex, James, Kaedence, Ashton, Jacobie, Natalie, Seamus and Ava, her four sisters: Julie Shaw of North Carolina, Kelly Laircey of Texas, Elizabeth Donahue of North Carolina and Missy Rolerson of Maine, two brothers: Donald Moulton of North Carolina and Johnny Poulin of Maine, and many nieces and nephews, her uncle Floyd McLeod, aunt Beth Prevost, and her many friends. She was preceded in her death by her parents.