Imogene Hisey, better known as “Mom,” “Grams,” or to the hundreds of students to go through her classes, “Mrs. Hisey,” had one last Christmas with family before slipping from this world to her heavenly home on Dec. 26, 2021.
Imogene was born in Miller, Missouri, to Gordan Smith and Evelyn Wisehart Smith. While working at a soda fountain in Redmond, Ore., as a teenager, she met the love of her life, Charles “Chuck” Hisey. The two were married in 1950 and would cherish 64 years together before Chuck passed away in 2014.