Brandi Ann Orton

Former Westport resident Brandi Ann Orton passed away on Monday, April 30, 2012, at her daughter’s home in Cosmopolis. She was 56. Brandi was born March 31, 1956, in Myrtle Point, Oregon to Darrell Kessler and Yvonne King.

Brandi was raised in Pendleton and studied art at Blue Mountain College in Pendleton. In 1972, she moved to Westport where she spent 15 years as a hairdresser.

On May 8, 1973, Brandi married her one and only childhood sweetheart, Bradford Brock Orton. He survives her at the family home in Pendleton.

Brandi loved doing artwork, painting, making beaded jewelry, gardening, collecting flowers. Her favorite pastime was spending time with her family, children and grandchildren. Brandi loved caring for seniors and being in their company and listening to their stories.

In addition to her loving husband, Bradford; Brandi is survived by her daughter, BreAnn (Jamin) Turner of Cosmopolis; sons, Thomas (Jodee) Orton and Brock Orton both of Westport; two grandchildren, Kallee and Kaleb Orton; her parents, Dave and Yvonne Schroeder of Thompson Falls, Mont.; father, Darrell Kessler of Baker City, Oreg.; brother, Mike Kessler of Thompson Falls, Mont.; sister, Bonnie Kay Baldridge of Puyallup; special niece, Tasha Griffis and other numerous nieces and nephews and great- nieces and nephews.

Memorials are suggested to the American Cancer Society in Brandi’s name. To share memories and sign the online guestbook please visit