Jesse E. DePue-Obituary

Obit-DePue-webJesse E. DePue, 31, a resident of the Vernonia community, died Thursday evening, March 26, 2015 at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center in Portland.

Private Family Services will be held. A Public Celebration of Life Service will be held at a later date.

JESSE EARL DEPUE was born May 20, 1983 in Bend, Oregon, the son of Steven J. DePue and Marjorie (Williamson) Depue. He was raised and received his education in the community of Gilchrist, Oregon.

He had resided in the community of Gilchrist until he moved to the Vernonia community, where he had resided since.
Jesse had worked as a carpenter in the construction industry and later as a logger in the timber industry for Big Guns Logging in Vernonia.

Among his special interests he enjoyed hunting, fishing, watching his boys play sports, spending time with his family and helping others.

He was preceded in death by his mother Marjorie Williamson; his paternal grandparents, Dorothy and Earl DePue; his cousin, Dennis Jordan; his uncle, Doug Drake and his maternal grandfather, John Williamson.

Survivors include his partner Shana Banzer, of Vernonia, his sons Camren and Brandon DePue, of Vernonia, Oregon; his dad and mom, Steven and Stormwolf DePue, of Oregon City, Oregon; his maternal grandmother, Margaret Williamson, of Redding, California; his other maternal grandmother, Marian Baker, of Redding, California; his sisters, Opal DePue, of Oakridge, Oregon, Lacie Anderson, of Frenchtown, Montana and  Jonnie Ernst, of La Pine, Oregon; Crystal Kohn, of La Pine, Oregon, Alisa Schliesmann, of Dayton, Ohio; Tiki Wilson, of Medford, Oregon; Ricci Kalnins, of Oregon City, Oregon; his brother, Harley Wilson, of St. Helens, Oregon; his aunts and uncles, Sharon and Louie Jordan, of Bend, Oregon; Earlene and Bobby Woods, of Chico, California; Sandra Drake, of Crescent, Oregon; Dave and Angie DePue, of Gilchrist, Oregon and Linda DePue, of Crescent, Oregon; his nieces and nephews, Jonathan, Thomas and Shamus Anderson, all of French Town, Montana; Paige Ernst, of La Pine, Oregon; Michael and Parker Rust, of Medford, Oregon; Fabian-Ray, Lola, Jonnie and Eli Salas, all of Oregon City, Oregon; Atheena, Levi and Chance Wilson, of Vancouver, Washington; Angelina and Junior Ornelas, of St. Helens, Oregon;  a multitude of cousins who loved Jesse dearly and very special family, Larry and Debbie Fish, of Vernonia, Oregon.

The family suggests that remembrances may be contributions to the Jesse E. DePue Trust Fund, for his children, c/o Wauna Federal Credit Union in Vernonia, in his memory.

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Fuiten, Rose & Hoyt Funeral Home in Vernonia is in charge of the arrangements.