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Heart ‘n Home Military Heroes

Many Heart ‘n Home employees and Volunteers have served in the U.S. Military or are currently serving. We recognize the importance of thanking our nation’s Veterans for their service. We know that without their sacrifices and dedication, we could not enjoy the freedoms we have today. In order to recognize their commitment and service and to give each of them the respect they deserve, Heart ‘n Home holds a special Pinning and Recognition Ceremony for those patients, employees, and Volunteers who have military experience.
Heart ‘n Home would like to recognize the following employees that are either Veterans (designated by branch logo) and/or have immediate family members as Veterans, for their sacrifices, they are all heroes in our hearts.
United States Marine CORPS

Alan Shaber – Volunteer

US Marine Corps

United States Air Force

Allen Gerig – Volunteer

US Air Force

Billy Galligar, M.D. – Meridian & Caldwell Hospice Physician

US Marine Corps (OIF, OEF)

United States Army

Bob Erickson – Volunteer

US Army

United States Navy

Bob Moore – Volunteer

US Navy

United States Air Force

Bob Seidenberg – Volunteer

US Air Force

United States Army

Bryan Conklin, M.D. – La Grande Hospice Physician

US Army

Army National Guard

Dakota Olson – Volunteer

US Army National Guard

United States Army

Daniel Tworog – Volunteer

US Army (Vietnam)

Army National Guard

James Randell Shake -Volunteer

Army National Guard

United States Air Force

Jeff Taylor, SCP – Fruitland Spiritual Care Provider

Air Force (Active)

United States Army

Jerry Haines – Volunteer

US Army

United States Army

Jerry Tolman, RN – Meridian Nurse

US Army
2 Grandfathers (US Navy-WWII)
Brother (US Army)
Brother (US Army Reserve)

Joshua Rock – Volunteer

US Marines

United States Army

Larry Clucas – Volunteer

US Army

United States Army

Leroy Cortez – Volunteer

US Army (Vietnam)

United States Army

Michelle Pratt – Volunteer

US Army

United States Navy

Rex Bergquist – IT Support

US Navy (Gulf War/OIF/OEF)

United States Navy

Patrick Lattin – Volunteer

US Navy

United States Air Force

Randy Taylor – Volunteer

US Air Force – Gulf War

United States Navy

Robin Morante – Volunteer

US Navy

United States Army

Steve Moore – Volunteer

US Army

United States Army

Tim Delsman – Volunteer

US Army – Vietnam

United States Navy

Tom Baines – Volunteer

US Navy

United States Navy

Tyler Rimbey, RN – Care Team Triage Nurse

US Navy

Thankful to Our Families Who Have Served

Heart ‘n Home also has several employees who have family members that are Veterans or active duty.  Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your sacrifices.

Abbie Alexander, CNA – Fruitland Personal Care Assistant

Father (US Navy)
Grandmother (US Army)
Cousin (US Air Force)
Uncle (US Air Force)

Alice Keel, CNA – La Grande Personal Care Assistant

Son (Marines)
Daughter-in-law (Air Force)
Dad (Army)

Amanda Chapman, RN – Fruitland Nurse

Father (US Army)
Father-in-Law (US Navy)

Andrea Lanning, BSN, RN – La Grande Nurse

Father (US Army, Korean War)
Brother (US Coast Guard, Alaska & Haiti)

Anita Bergquist – Caldwell Volunteer Coordinator

Husband (US Navy)
Son (US Marine Corps)

Ashley Holaday-Copeland – Senior Vice President of Operations

Brother-in-Law (U.S. Marine Corps)
Grandfather (US Army)

Becky Johnson, MDiv – Spiritual & Bereavement Educator

Spouse (US Army)
2 Uncles (US Navy)
Grandfather (US Navy)
Nephew (US Army National Guard)
Cousins (US Army/Navy)

Ben Prinzing, NP – Meridian Nurse Practitioner

Father (Air Force – Vietnam)

Cheri Fitzgerald Scott, SW – La Grande Care Navigator

Husband (US Army/National Guard – Operation Just Cause
Operation Provide Comfort
Operation Enduring Freedom)
Sister (US Air Force – Gulf War)
Father (US Navy)

Christina Benfield, RN – Emmett Nurse

Husband (US Marine – Iraq War)

Dana Carpenter – Billing Specialist

Son (US Navy)
Two Sons (US Army)
Grandfather (US Navy)
Father-in-Law (US Navy)

Danielle Castro, RN – Meridian & Caldwell Executive Director

Husband (US Air Force)

Diana Hergenrader, RN – La Pine Executive Director

Father (US Army)

Drea Ashdown – Director of Human Resources & Volunteer Services

Brother (US Marine Corps)
Cousin (US Marine Corps)
Grandpa (US Navy)

Ericka Thayn, RN – Baker City Nurse

Brother-in-Law (US Army)
Brother-in-Law (US Navy)

Felicia Comfort, CSWA – Bend Care Navigator

Husband (Navy)

Jaime Taylor, MBA, BSN, RN

Husband (US Air Force)
Father (US Army)

Julie Cooper, LPN – Baker City Nurse

Father (US Marines)

Kandice Dickinson – Director of Public Relations

Grandfather (Retired Army Engineer Corps – Korean War)
Great Grandfather (US Army – WWII)

Kimberly Kelzer, LCSW – Meridian Care Navigator

Father (US Air Force – Korean War, Vietnam War)

Lettye Oglevie, CNA – Baker City Personal Care Assistant

Son (US Marine Corps)

Mallory Eldred – Director of Care Team

Great Grandfather (US Army)
Grandfather (US Navy)
Grandfather (US Navy)
Father (US Air Force)
Uncle (US Air Force)
Uncle (US Navy)
Grandfather-in-Law (US Army)

Mary Stearns – Baker City Spiritual Care Provider

Husband (US Air Force – Desert Storm)
Father (US Marine Corps)

Morggan Frank, CNA – Caldwell Personal Care Assistant

Sister (US National Guard)

RaChelle Squibb – Public Relations Assistant

Husband (US Army)
Son (Army National Guard)
Father-in-law (US Army)
Grandfather (US Army)

Robert Traylor, LPN – Caldwell Nurse

Father (US Air Force – WWII)

Samantha Blackburn, NP – Meridian Nurse Practitioner

Father (US Army)
Brother (US Air Force)

Sarah Bittick, CNA – La Grande Volunteer Coordinator

Grandfather (Navy)
Uncle (National Guard)

Shawntina Holaday, RN – Bend Nurse

Father (US Army)

Sonja Lopez, RN – Fruitland Nurse

Father (US Army – Vietnam)
Grandfather (US Navy – WWII)

Sonya Houston, RN – Meridian Nurse

Father (US Air Force – Gulf War)

Sydney Barnes, CNA, CNA2 – La Grande Personal Care Assistant

Grandfather (US Army – Vietnam)

Tonia Atkins – Fruitland Outreach Coordinator

Brother (US Army E8 – Afghanistan)

Trenton Jenks, PharmD, B – Senior VP of Clinical Services

Grandfather (US Army – WWII)
Grandfather (US Army – WWII & Korean War)
Step Father (US Army – Vietnam)

Wendy Christensen, RN – Emmett Nurse

Husband (US Army)
Father (Air Guard)
Brother (Air Force)

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