Yvonne J. Daly, 84, of Heppner died Saturday, November 21, 2015, at her home. Funeral Mass will be held December 5, 2015, at 11 a.m. at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Heppner. Recitation of the holy rosary will begin December 4 at 7 p.m. at St. Patrick Catholic Church.
She was born in La Grande, Oregon, on December 15, 1930, to Elizabeth and Gene Reynolds Jarrad. Yvonne attended La Grande High School, Eastern Oregon State College and graduated from St. Anthony Hospital School of Nursing in Pendleton, Oregon, as a Certified Registered Nurse. For many years, Yvonne practiced her nursing at local area hospitals in Pendleton, Hermiston and Heppner.
On September 26, 1953, she married local rancher Charles Daly in Pendleton, Oregon, and moved to Little Butter Creek where they raised their children and hosted family and friends over the last 62 years. When asked, Yvonne was always glad to utilize her nursing skills and provide rural healthcare for her many neighbors, family and friends.
Yvonne was active in many community organizations including St. Patrick’s Catholic Church and Altar Society, Morrow County Cowbells, Wrangler Riding Club, and provided many years of support to Morrow County Fair & Rodeo events.
Survivors include her husband, Charlie, and six children: Jeanne Daly, Patty Daly, David (Kathy) Daly, Tim (Maggie) Daly, Mary (Jon) Gill, and JoLynn (Galen) Anderson, 11 grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, all her beloved nieces and nephews and many “adopted” extended family.
Yvonne was preceded in death by both parents, her brother Fred, beloved sister-in-law Patsy, and one son, Daniel.
She was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, aunt and friend to many.
Please honor Yvonne with donations to the following: Heppner Altar Society c/o St. Patrick Catholic Church, P.O. Box 633, Heppner, OR 97836; Pioneer Memorial Hospice, P.O. Box 9, Heppner, OR 97836; or St. Ann Convent, Retirement Home Sisters of St. Francis, Tacoma, WA 98408.
Sweeney Mortuary of Heppner is in care of arrangements.