Darleen “Cookie” Keeney, 64, of La Grande, died Sept. 9 at her home of natural causes. There will be a memorial service on Friday at 2:30 p.m. at the Victory Christian Center, 1020 Jefferson Ave. in La Grande. Loveland Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.
Cookie was born on Dec. 25, 1942, to Fred and Thelma (Olsen) Hall in Medford. She was raised and educated in Redmond. She had a daughter, Laura, and a son, Patrick, both of La Grande.
Cookie loved the outdoors, horseback riding, camping and fishing. She also enjoyed watching her grandchildren play sports. She loved church and was very passionate about doing the Jail Ministry. Those who knew her say that showing compassion was one of her greatest gifts, and she always tried to see the good in everybody.
She is survived by her father, 100-year-old Fred Hall, and stepmother, Faye Hall of Redmond; children, Laura Stein-Robbins and Patrick and his wife, Linda Stein, of La Grande; siblings, Janet May of Redmond, Joanne Delu of Redmond, Vada Harlow of Kennewick, Gary Romine of Phoenix, Ariz., Tom Hall of Redmond and Brad Smith of Eureka, Calif.; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her mother, Thelma Smith.
Memorial contributions may be made to Jail Ministry, in care of Victory Christian Center, 1020 Jefferson Avenue, La Grande 97850.
La Grande Observer – Obituaries For The Week Ending September 15, 2007 Published: September 17, 2007