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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. Leta Currey was born March 5, 1966, in Lewiston, Maine. 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 women's motorcycle riders, a member of Wife's 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.
Always watching over us and forever in our hearts
Wendy Layton Hildreth, died unexpectedly on December 28, 2015. From the time she was born, Wendy was spunky and vivacious, as her many family and friends will attest. Wendy had many talents and interests, including: massage therapy, Jui Jistsu, photography, painting, and especially riding her Harley! She attended massage therapy school, where she graduated in 2001. She owned and operated Gentle Touch Massage in Hood River. She helped many people to heal and have a better quality of life through this gift. Jiu Jitsu became an important outlet for Wendy as well. She studied hard, trained hard, and was a master with her skills, acquiring a blue-belt in Jiu Jitsu and a black belt in Tai Kwan Do. A gifted artist, Wendy spent many hours painting. Her heart and soul can truly be seen when viewing her work. She had the ability to capture the small details that bring a piece of art to life. Another absolute passion for Wendy, was riding her Harley with the Northwest Iron Maidens. She airbrushed the fuel tank of her bike with a fiery dragon, she was very proud of her bike and her ability to ride so well. She felt deeply for the sisters that she rode with. Their love and support was vital to her.