Vernita Ethel (Chapman) Herburger

Born: Thu., Mar. 14, 1946
Died: Mon., Mar. 22, 2021


Family to do services at later date


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Vernita Ethel Chapman Herburger passed away on Monday, March 22, 2021.

She was born March 14, 1946 in Pendleton, Oregon, the daughter of Wayne and Eathel (Hogeland) Chapman. She grew up and attended school in Pilot Rock, Oregon.

After graduating from Pilot Rock High School she attended Blue Mountain Community College and then beauty school to become a hair dresser, but her passions was in animals.

She married Chuck Herburger in Pendleton in 1969. Together they had 2 sons Mark Herburger and Lennis Herburger.

Vernita’s love for animals motivated her to be surrounded by cows, goats, sheep, dogs and horses. She boarded and trained horses for over 50 years. She taught riding lessons and spent countless hours horseback rounding up cattle or riding in the Eagle Cap Wilderness.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Wayne and Eathel Chapman, her infant brother John Walter Chapman, Uncles Jim and Lennis Hogeland.

Vernita is survived by her husband, Chuck Herburger, her sons Mark (Michelle) of Pendleton, Oregon  and Lennis (Andrea) of Mt. Vernon, WA,  her sister Waynette Ralls of Vancouver, WA and 2 grandchildren Ryan Herburger and Scott Herburger both of Pendleton, niece Rayanne DeBose (daughters Kendall and Taylor) and nephew Mike Ralls (Wife Suzie and children Casey and Tripp).

At Vernita’s request no services will be held.



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Jerry & Janet McKague
   Posted Sat March 27, 2021
We would like to send our condolences to the Herburgers family.

Gary Chamberlin
   Posted Thu April 08, 2021
I am sorry for your family's loss. My condolences to your family. Peace be with you all.

Barbara Seeger Green
   Posted Thu April 08, 2021
I met Vernita when she bought a horse from me many years ago. I remember how much she loved horses and being outdoors, and her happy personality. She said her idea of the best time was having a good horse and dog loaded up in the trailer headed up to the mountains to gather cattle. Hope that's what she's getting to do now. My condolences to Chuck and family.

David Wimberly
   Posted Thu April 08, 2021
I was friends with Lennis in junior high and high school from band. I am truly sorry for your loss. Respectfully,

David Wimberly

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