Home at last
Eunamae Honey passed away due to a stroke, August 1, at age 85. She was born in Stayton, OR to Henry Harrison (Harry') & Pauline Chance and had several older siblings, all deceased. The family lived in Mill City until the death of her father, when she was 15. At that time, Eunamae moved to Portland with her mother and sister. She became active in a church youth group where she made several lifelong friends.
When she was 19, she began helping with Sunday School in the Assembly of God Church in Oregon City and soon after married her pastor, Ward Honey. That was a bit of personal history she enjoyed sharing with a smile and a twinkle in her eyes. Honey took his Chance' (more family humor) in 1947 and pastored several Assembly of God churches in Oregon for 50 plus years. They pastored New Life Center in Gold Beach for 22 years and had a home there from 1966 to 2007 at which time they relocated to Portland.
Eunamae was dedicated and supportive as a wife, mother, and friend. She was very busy with church events, raising five children and doing all the driving for family, church and Ward's piano-tuning activities.
Eunamae loved to cook, garden, read, and keep track of all the family news. She is survived by five children: Tom, Cathie, Jon, Ron, and Mary. Ward and Eunamae were blessed with 12 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren, 5 step-greats, and 1 step-great-great-grandchild. She delighted in each new addition.
Although the family grieves and will miss her greatly, the main source of comfort is knowing death is not the end of our existence, but only the beginning of a new life with the Lord in heaven. D.L. Moody once said, "Someday you are going to read in the paper that D.L.Moody has died. Don't believe a word of it. I will be more alive than I am now." Eunamae is very much alive in the presence of the Lord.
A memorial service will be held at Brooks Assembly of God on Saturday, August 18, at 11 a.m. Address: 9165 Portland Road Northeast, Brooks, OR 97305