Walking On -- Priscilla "Percie" Hofenbredl
Priscilla “Percie” Hofenbredl
July 3, 1941 – Sept. 7, 2020
Tribal Elder Priscilla “Percie” Hofenbredl, a resident of Grand Ronde, Ore., died on Monday, Sept. 7, in McMinnville, Ore.
Priscilla was born on July 3, 1941, in Salem, Ore., the daughter of David and Vida Holmes. She spent her life in Grand Ronde. Priscilla attended St. Michael’s Catholic School through eighth grade in Grand Ronde. She then attended Willamina High School.
She married Larry Hofenbredl on Dec. 31, 1965, in McMinnville. Priscilla and Larry were absolutely dedicated to their children and grandchildren. They watched their children participate in logging competitions and motorcycle racing. Priscilla was the family photographer and videographer. She also was a lifelong member of St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Grand Ronde.
Her children remember mom’s love of baking. She was known for her sugar cookies and chocolate chip cookies, pies and potato salad. She also baked and decorated many wedding and birthday cakes. Priscilla enjoyed fishing, camping and picnics. She enjoyed visiting casinos throughout the Northwest. She was a member of the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde.
Larry and Priscilla were faithful in attending their grandchildren’s activities and were well known at all sporting events. They were just known as Grandma and Grandpa Hof and supported the whole team. She simply loved her family and spending time together. Priscilla also enjoyed karaoke and she was known for participating in the Willamina and Sheridan parades and appearing at functions dressed as Elvis Presley. She was a local celebrity.
She is survived by her children, Anna Huston, Julie Logan, Larry Jr. (Barb), Kevin (Marti) and Lee Hofenbredl, along with her grandchildren, great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by her husband, Larry Hofenbredl; and siblings, Paul Holmes, Harvey Smith, Vivian Martin, Ben Bahr, Loren Holmes and Arthelia Clark.
A private family funeral Mass will be held at St. Michael’s Catholic Church. A graveside service for friends and family will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, Sept. 18, at Green Crest Memorial Park in Sheridan. Social distancing and face coverings will be required for those in attendance. Visitation will be from 2 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 17, at Dallas Mortuary Tribute Center.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Willamina Booster Club, Sheridan Booster Club or Dallas Booster Club in care of Dallas Mortuary Tribute Center, which is caring for the family. To leave an online condolence or share a memory, visit www.dallastribute.com.