OBITUARY: Bonnie Belle Tucker-Tate


WALLA WALLA - Bonnie Belle Tucker-Tate, 68, of Pendleton died Sunday, Sept. 6, 2009, in a Walla Walla hospital. Graveside funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 11 in the Athena Cemetery.

Mrs. Tate was born Nov. 30, 1941, in Pendleton to Truman T. and Wilma Clarita McBean Tucker. She was a descendent of the Walla Walla Indian tribe. Earlier in her life she married Lowell Prince; they had four children, and later divorced. She later married Ben Tate, who adopted and raised the children; they also divorced.

She worked for Oregon Adult and Family Services in the Pendleton office for 30 years, retiring in 1999.

Mrs. Tate is survived by sons Rodney, Randy and Byron Tate; daughter Paula Prince; sister Joyce C. Morris: five grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; sisters Marjorie Bruck and Aileen Faro; grandson Jason Randall Tate; and a niece and nephew.

Memorial contributions may be directed to the American Cancer Society in care of Burns Mortuary of Pendleton, P.O. Box 489, Pendleton, OR 97801.

Burns Mortuary of Pendleton is in charge of arrangements.

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