Jessie Elfleeda-Marie Walker

Jessie Elfleeda-Marie Walker, 91, longtime resident of Mission, OR, passed away surrounded by her family on December 11, 2023. She was a loving and compassionate person and will be dearly missed.

Jessie’s children and their families were the most cherished parts of her life. At the time of her passing, this included 9 children, 42 grandchildren, 23 great grandchildren, and 1 great great grandchild. She also loved her animals, reading, traveling, listening to and singing gospel music, the performing arts, and visiting with family and friends. She loved to listen to the rain and visit the ocean.

Jessie was a strong advocate for those whose voices often went unheard and respected all views and beliefs. She opened her door to anyone in need, no matter what or when. Many of the youth in the community would refer to her as Grandma Jessie. Her faith was strong and she understood that there are several ways to acknowledge and worship a higher power than her.

Jessie was preceded in death by her parents, Earl Walker and Florence Walker; sister, Velda McQuitty; daughter, Rebecca Russell; and grandson Cole Krause.

She is survived by sons William Filener (Peggy), Michael Mogan, David Filener (Katrina), and Randall Melton (Katrina); daughters Mary Powell McConnell, Cynthia Russell, Julia Flynn (Paul), and Willa Wallace (Chris); her grandchildren, and great grandchildren.

Services for Jessie were held at Pioneer Chapel in Pendleton. Her request was to be cremated and have her ashes interred at the Fryatt Cemetery in Arkansas. A full obituary is viewable at

Jessie Elfleeda-Marie Walker December 11, 2023