Audrey “Denise” Proctor was born on December 20, 1960 in Springhill, Louisiana. She died on February 18, 2015 at her home in Arlington, Oregon at the age of 54 years. She graduated from Arlington High School in the class of 1980. Denise was united in marriage to Theodore “Ted” Proctor on February 9, 1985 in Arlington, Oregon. They lived in Arlington and then moved to The Dalles where they lived for several years before returning to Arlington.
Denise was a teachers aid for the Arlington School District and worked at the China Creek Golf Course during the summers. She dedicated her life to her family, her friends, and to the many children of the communities in which she resided. Denise enjoyed genealogy, sewing, reality tv, and most of all cherished time with her family.
She is survived by her husband: Ted Proctor, having just celebrated their 30th Anniversary last week renewing their vows; son: Tyrel Proctor (Jennifer), Arlington, OR; daughter: Taryn Proctor Silva (Chris), Downingtown, PA; sisters: Patti Brandt, Arlington, OR, and Melody Walden, Dallas, OR; mother: Patsy Papineau, Dallas, OR; 3 grandchildren: Christopher, Anthony, & Jonathan; several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
A funeral service for family & friends will be held on Sunday, February 22, 2015 at 2:00 P.M. at the Arlington High School Gymnasium, Arlington, Oregon. A private family burial will follow at the Arlington Cemetery, Arlington, Oregon.
A public celebration of life gathering will follow at the China Creek Golf Course for all to share memories of Denise.
Contributions may be made in Denise’s memory to the Celilo Cancer Center in The Dalles or to Pioneer Hospice in Heppner.
Burns Mortuary of Hermiston, Oregon is in care of arrangements. Please sign the online guest book at burnsmortuaryhermiston.com
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