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James Edward Hennings

April 17, 1989 ~ May 19, 2020 (age 31)

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James Edward Hennings of Baker City, OR, 31, passed away Tuesday, May 19, 2020, in Baker City, OR.  Gray’s West & Co. Pioneer Chapel has been entrusted with the arrangements.  Burns Mortuary has been entrusted with the private family inurnment at the Hermiston Cemetery.  A celebration of his life will be held at a later date once the COVID mandates have been lifted. 

James was born on April 17, 1989, in Hermiston, Oregon, to Nanette Johnson and Jerry Hennings.  He spent his early years in Oklahoma and then moved to Union Oregon, where he graduated from Union High School in 2007. James grew up camping and fishing; he loved to swim the local rivers and hang out on the beaches. One could also find him at the local skate park. James was an avid gamer and volunteered at the Blue Mountain Humane Association in La Grande, Oregon.

He had a big heart and always lent a hand to those in need. James was greatly loved and will be truly missed by those chosen to cross his path.

James is survived by his mother Nanette Gregory of Burns Flat, OK, step-dad Kenny Gregory of Cordell, OK; his dad Jerry (Arlene) Hennings of Hermiston, OR; two brothers Jesse Gregory of Baker City, OR and Travis Gregory of Burns Flat, OK;  two sisters Katie & Annie Hennings of Hermiston, OR; three grandma’s Esther Johnson of Elgin, OR, Lenora (George) Houser of Bend, OR, and Shirley Burkeen (Mamo) of Cordell, OK.  He is also survived by many aunts and uncles, as well as numerous cousins and extended family. 

He was preceded in death by his grandpa’s, Harlan Johnson, Jerry Hennings Sr., Roy Burkeen (Papo), and Jesse K Gregory.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association or the Animal Rescue & Adoption Center of La Grande through Gray’s West & Co. Pioneer Chapel at 1500 Dewey Ave., Baker City, OR  97814.

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