Dawn Rochelle (Widner) Harvey

Born: Thu., Jun. 3, 1965
Died: Sat., Feb. 27, 2021


Services are to be announced


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June 3, 1965- February 27, 2021

Dawn Rochelle Widner Harvey passed away in her home surrounded by her family on Saturday, February 27th.

Dawn was the only child of Kenneth Widner and Diana Harp.  Although she often said she was an only child, she had four half-sisters and two half-brothers: Michelle Holt, Kathy Kinkead (James), Lynn Harp, Misty Townsend (Jim), Kenna Wallace (Chris), Kenneth Widner, Jr. (Gressa), and her cousin Robin Fitzmorris who she considered her 5th sister. She was raised with all of them at different times during her childhood, and graduated from Pilot Rock High School. On March 16, 1990, she married Justin Harvey, her perfect match. They made their home in Pendleton and raised three beautiful daughters: Katelyn (Chad), Madison (Kelvin) and Mackenzie (Kenny). She had five grandchildren—Henley, Laivin, Landon, Tommy and Liam—that were her world.

Dawn’s entire life revolved around her family. She was selfless in everything she did, including her battle with cancer, always putting everyone’s feelings and needs before her own. She loved the simple things in life—doing yard work, going to yard sales, spending time with her family, camping and riding in the mountains. She never met an animal that she didn’t like and adopted and fostered several pets over the years. She will be remembered for her infectious smile, heart of gold, and being fashionably late for everything. Dawn had a quick wit and sense of humor matched by no other—except maybe her husband. Dawn was the best wife, mom, grandma, sister, cousin and friend!

Dawn is preceded in death by her mom, grandparents and sister Misty. Arrangements are being handled by Pendleton Pioneer Chapel with a service to be held in the near future - details are to be determined. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to American Cancer Society

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Kelly Cassidy
   Posted Tue March 02, 2021
My condolences to the family for their loss of such a wonderful woman.

Beth Condon
   Posted Sun March 07, 2021
Dawn was a beloved co-worker for over eight years. She was a treasure to all who knew her and she will be missed every day.

David Evans
   Posted Sun March 07, 2021
My sincere condolences Michelle, Lynn, and the family. Dawn was always very nice, and a good friend. She would cut my hair in the backroom of Chub's tavern in the early '80s, and when she moved to Eastside Portland, I would go over for a visit, haircut, and dinner. RIP, Dawn, and your beautiful Mother, Diana....

Terry Murry
   Posted Sat March 20, 2021
What a woman!
I will always be grateful to her for helping raise my daughter as well. (Like the time she went to a weekend rock festival with Katie and Molly when the typical mom-reaction would be just to say no.) There was nothing typical about her.
It is comforting to know that her three beautiful daughters reflect her beauty inside and out as well as her joy of living every minute of every day.

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