Alba Jane Sisk, 86, formerly of Pendleton, died May 26, 2015, in Hermiston. Graveside services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 30, 2015, at Skyview Memorial Park in Pendleton.

She was born July 6, 1928, in Big Flat, Arkansas, to John and Mintie (Sutterfield) Huckabee. She married Carba Sisk on October 13, 1945, in Oak Creek, Colorado. As a young mother, Alba was involved in her children’s school activities. Later, she worked outside the home as a retail sales clerk in several popular Pendleton stores. She was a great seamstress and made her children’s clothes. She took pride in making her daughters’ wedding dresses. After retiring, Carba and Alba enthusiastically embraced fishing. They spent many hours together in the Blue Mountains that they loved looking for the best fishing hole.

Alba spent many hours in her yard tending her roses and feeding the many hummingbirds. She was a long time member of Peace Lutheran Church.

Survivors include her son, Ed Sisk of Pendleton; daughters Carol Newton (Don) of Vancouver, Wash., and Deloris Rueber (Larry) of Hermiston; grandchildren Brian Sisk, Jared Blagg, Colby Blagg, Dawn Rhoads, Jennifer Rueber, Justin Sisk and Nicole Sisk; brother Dorsey Huckabee of Boise, Idaho; sister Juanita Cornwell of Donnelly, Idaho; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her brother, Ray Huckabee; her parents; sisters Opal, Norma, Nadine, Obeta and twin sister Alta; husband Carba; son Duane; and grandchildren Mathew Sisk and Kenneth Rueber.

In place of flowers, the family asks to make a contribution to Care Van at Good Shepherd Hospital in Hermiston, PAWS in Pendleton or a charity of your choice in care of Pendleton Pioneer Chapel, 131 S.E. Byers Ave., Pendleton, OR 97801.

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