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Garnett Elizabeth Huddleston

March 19, 1929 - December 1, 2020


Garnett Elizabeth HuddlestonGarnett passed peacefully on Dec. 1, 2020 in Salem, OR. Garnett was born on March 19, 1929 in Condon, Or to John and Mae Burns. She attended school in Condon and met Tom Huddleston in high school there. They were married in Pendleton, OR at St. Mary’s Catholic Church on Sept. 8, 1949. They lived a short time in Pendleton, moving to Hermiston and lived there 23 years, raising hay and melons. They moved to Heppner, OR in 1975 and lived there 32 years, first on a wheat ranch and then moved into town.

Garnett enjoyed many hunting and fishing trips with Tom. She enjoyed her volunteer work with County Fair Booths, Election Board, Morrow County Cattlewomen, and St. Patrick Catholic Church.

Garnett and Tom raised 8 children, Callie, Mike, Steve, John, Molly, Mark, Howard, and Patty.

Garnett was preceded in death by her husband, Tom, and son, Steve, 3 brothers and 1 sister. She is survived by her remaining children, numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and her only remaining sibling, Ethel.

Garnett will be laid to rest next to her husband Tom in Heppner, OR.

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Garnie was very precious and I will forever be thankful she was my aunt's neighbor.  I am Virginia Rosewall's neice, Garnie did countless daily things to compassionately and quietly help when we didn't realize things were as bad as they were.  We always went to visit Garnie and Tom in Heppner when we went to decorate Aunt Vergie and Uncle Clarence's graves.  My 4 daughters all remember her very fondly.  As a very small token of my appreciation, I gave her a ring of Aunt Vergie's.  Now she can have her true reward, a crown full of jewels and told "well done, good and faithful servant".  I will be putting a flower on her grave every year when I go to visit Aunt Vergie's and Uncle Clarence's graves.