Jori Marie Rieke, of North Bend, died Wednesday, July 22, at Children’s Hospital in Seattle, in the company of family and friends. She was 17 years old.
Jori was born Dec. 20, 1991 in Snoqualmie, daughter of Tammy Rieke and granddaughter of Marvin and Gloria Rieke. She was raised in North Bend and was a junior at Mount Si High School in Snoqualmie. Jori had a love for animals and people, particularly her dog Maggie and her cat Sam. She enjoyed being active in her church, North Bend Community Church, and spending time with family and friends.
In December of 2006, Jori was diagnosed with Ewing Sarcoma. She courageously battled this disease with the love and support of her faith, family, friends and the doctors and nurses at Children’s Hospital in Seattle. It was during this time that Jori discovered her passion for the medical field and set her sights on the goal of becoming an oncology nurse. Jori was preceded in death by her mother, Tammy, in 1999.
Survivors include grandparents Marvin and Gloria Rieke and brothers Jesse and Jarad Rieke, uncle and aunt Thomas and Terri Channita, and cousins Kasey, Alison and Anthony Channita, all of North Bend.
A graveside service is 10 a.m. Saturday, July 25, at Mount Si Memorial Cemetery in North Bend. A memorial service will be held 11 a.m. at North Bend Community Church, 126 E. Third Street, North Bend.
The family suggests remembrances to Children’s Hospital Foundation, P.O. Box 50020/ S-200, Seattle, WA 98145-5020.
Friends are invited to share memories and sign the family’s on-line guest book at www.flintofts.com.