Carol Andrea McKim, 50, of Eugene, a former Halfway resident, died July 31, 2007, after an aggressive four-month battle with throat cancer.
There will be a service celebrating her life at 12:15 p.m. Friday at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Eugene. The family will gather at Halfway to honor her memory next summer.
Carol Andrea McKim was born at Baker City in 1957. She attended Baker schools and was a graduate of Pine-Eagle High School at Halfway.
She met Frederick Hesus while attending Eastern Oregon State College in La Grande (now Eastern Oregon University). They married in 1978 and moved to Halfway to be close to Andrea’s family.
In 1985, Andrea and Fred moved their family to Ponapei, and then to Guam where Andrea raised her three children. In 2004, she and Fred moved to Eugene to be closer to their three children. She was diagnosed with throat cancer on March 16, 2007.
Andrea was a devoted mother, loyal wife and a caring friend. She was an extremely hard worker with a firm belief in teamwork and doing the right thing, her family said.
Survivors include her husband, Frederick Blodak Hesus, her son, Roderick Ngeskebei Hesus and daughters, Alma Fumiko Hesus and Eileen Resong Hesus, all of Eugene; her father, Martin McKim; her mother, Carol Andrea Steele McKim of Halfway; brothers, Richard McKim and his wife, Kathy, of Kuna, Idaho, Ivan McKim and his wife, Susan, and Douglas McKim of Halfway; a younger sister, Harriet Cable, and her husband, Jeff, of Pendleton; and many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.
Memorial contributions may be made through Tami’s Pine Valley Funeral Home, P.O. Box 543, Halfway, OR 97834, to help the family with the many expenses incurred during the last few months .
Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, August 8, 2007
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor