Deborah Hendrichs
1964 - 2021
Pendleton Pioneer Chapel
131 Byers Ave SE
Pendleton, OR
Deborah Hendrichs
May 8, 1964 - January 11, 2021
Star, Idaho - Deborah Rene (Pitts Cowan Bonham) Hendrichs, 56 years old, passed January of 2021 in Meacham, Oregon. She was the wife of John Hendrichs and they shared over 20 years of marriage together.
Born in Yreka, California she was the daughter of Gladys Marie Duran and Billy Gene Pitts. She graduated Tulelake High School in 1984. She participated in many sports and was also a cheerleader. Softball was one sport Deb really enjoyed and even participated in a fast pitch softball league. She was known to be one of the fastest pitchers in the league.
Deb enjoyed the outdoors, dogs, John Wayne movies, dancing with grandchildren, and a good party. She was funny, playful and had an infectious laugh with a soothing voice. Pepsi was usually her drink of choice and always offered to share. She was religious about keeping her patio/deck nice and sparkly clean by using pledge to make it shiny and dressed it up with gorgeous petunias. She made the best oatmeal cookies and Dutch apple pie. Her first jobs were at Dave's Chevron and Macy's Flying Services (flagger), but she spent the majority of her working career at Les Schwab Tires where she worked for 37 years. She worked in the Tulelakes branch and the last 26 years recently she was at the Meridian branch of Les Schwab. If you ever stopped in, she was often the first and last person to greet you. She was always very caring and loved helping people.
She enjoyed spending time with her family. She is survived by her husband John Hendrichs, sisters Cynthia (Tom), Rhonda (JD), nieces Jennifer (Dwayne), Tyler (Josh), Angela, Ashleigh and; nephews Andrew (Emily with children James and Sammy), Harlan (Harlan had a special auntie nickname which she was affectionately known as "TT"), Isaac and Owen; uncle Robert (Ann);
and dog Hugh. She also had a step family consisting of children Melissa (Blake with her grandchildren Jordan, Nathan, and Stella), Chris (Vanessa with her grandchildren Russell and Nikko), Justine (with grandchildren Ella and Owen), and Michael (Carmen with her grandchildren Mika and Mason). She had special brother in laws Harlan and Joe (Leah). She was predeceased by her mom Gladys, dad Billy, sister Angela, sister Barbara, uncles Dick (Barbara), Jack (Faye), and Toby, grandparents Toby and Madonna Duran, and cousins Michael and Sheri.
The Celebration of Life service and reception will be held on Saturday June 5, 2021 at River House at 960 Main St, Star, ID from 10:35 am to 4:00 pm. Dress as you are (casual attire is okay).
Memorial donations in lieu of flowers may be made to the following: John Francis Foundation (a nonprofit who organizes searches for lost and missing people nationwide) at www. or P.O. Box 2235, Stillwater, MN 55082-3456. Umatilla Search & Rescue Foundation at or UMASAR Foundation, c/o Umatilla County Sheriff's Office, 4700 NW Pioneer Pl, Pendleton, OR 97801. McCall Search Dogs, c/o Tori Swan, P.O. Box 77, McCall, ID 83638. National Alliance on Mental Illness at website

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Published by & from May 27 to May 29, 2021.
Celebration of Life
Eagle Christian Church
100 Short Lane, Eagle, ID
Funeral services provided by:
Pendleton Pioneer Chapel
Sponsored by The Idaho Statesman.
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Knew Deb at Les Schwab ( Meridian) for years.Always very friendly even when she was very busy.Deepest sympathy for the family.
Jim McBath
June 28, 2021
Rip my dear friend I will never forget the big hug you gave me in December when you found out I lost mom. You always had a smile on your face and it won't be the same without you.
Tina Garcia
May 29, 2021
I have known Deb since she came to Les Schwab in Meridian many years ago. She became our friend then. Until COVID. She always greeted me with a giant hug She was an amazing person loved by so many. We will see you again, love you Deb.❤❤❤
Fran & Karmen Whitmire
May 29, 2021
Cousin, you inspired anyone and everyone you met! Your love for life and boisterous laugh will forever be missed. Shine down upon us, guide us, your love is undying! Forever and ever and then some more, always cousins ❤❤❤
Cousin Jackie
May 27, 2021
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