Clarene Jean (Boyce) Banister

Born: Sun., Jun. 30, 1935
Died: Mon., Apr. 27, 2020


12:00 PM to 4:30 PM, Thu., May 07, 2020
Location: Pendleton Pioneer Chapel

Graveside Service

11:00 AM Fri., May 08, 2020
Location: Athena Cemetery

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Clarene Jean Banister 84, of Pendleton, died Monday, April 27, 2020 at a local care facility.  

Clarene was born June 30, 1935 in Lenore, Idaho to Clemmy Ervin Boyce and Edna Fern Ayer Boyce.  Clarene grew up in Idaho and Pendleton.  On February 10, 1958, Clarene married William Richard Banister in Walla Walla.  They raised their six children in Pendleton:  Carma (Greg), Clifford (Jill), Rick (Debbie), Leslie (Nor), Marcie (Chuck) and Jennifer (James).  Clarene was a stay at home mom until all of her children were in school.  Then she went to work as an educational assistant at Hawthorne Elementary School.  Clarene loved her job and working with children.  She worked at Hawthorne school until she retired.  Clarene enjoyed walking and going on rides out in the country.  She liked to read and, she could knit anything.  Clarene loved watching her grandchildren play sports and watching the Trail Blazers and the Mariners.  Clarene was a loving wife, mother and grandmother.  She loved spending time with her family and friends.

Survivors include:  sons, Clifford William Banister and Richard Ervin Banister, both of Pendleton; daughters, Carma Lee Barron of Irrigon, Marcie Fay Conrad of Wasilla, Alaska and Jennifer Lori Banister of Post Falls, Idaho; eleven grandchildren.

Clarene was preceded in death by her parents, husband, daughter Leslie Susan Chieuchin, granddaughter Gabrielle Conrad and sister, Shirley Combs.

Viewing for a limit of 1 visitor at a time will be at Pendleton Pioneer Chapel, Folsom-Bishop on Thursday, May 7, 2020, from 12:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.  A family graveside service will be at the Athena Cemetery on Friday, May 8, 2020 at 11:00 a.m.  The service will live stream on Facebook at Pendleton Pioneer Chapel Folsom-Bishop.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association or a charity of your choice in care of Pendleton Pioneer Chapel, 131 SE Byers Ave., Pendleton, OR 97801.

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Roger Fleming
   Posted Sun May 03, 2020
Carma and family:
Sorry to hear about the loss of your mother. At this time we pray God will be with you and
give you peace in you heart.

Roger and Barbara Fleming

Midge Farley Harris
   Posted Tue May 05, 2020
I have wonderful memories of Clarene from my friendship with her daughter Leslie. She was our Bluebird Leader when we were young and always had a smile and a kind word when she was working at Hawthorne Elementary. Prayers to you all.

jan peterson-terjeson
   Posted Sat May 09, 2020
Carma and families, Clarene was a dedicated and heart filled person. She took time to listen to the students she worked with and helped them make better decisions. She smiled even through the rain and snow during recesses galore. She spoke of her children with genuine love and thoughtfulness. I'm better for having worked beside Clarene with her kindness and patience. - Mrs. PT

kelly vaughn
   Posted Tue May 12, 2020
I had the privilege of being one clarenes caregivers and getting to know her wonderful supportive family.. F lol y hi sweetie.
Sincerely Kelly Vaughn

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