Mary Thoa Thi Tran - 1933 - 2019

Mary Thoa Thi Tran passed away August 22, 2019, in McMinnville, Oregon, at the age of 86. Thoa was born June 6, 1933, in Ha Trai, Hai Hau, Nam Dinh, Vietnam.Thoa is simply known by the “kids” ...

Mary Etta Saxton (Peters) Skophammer - 1930 - 2019

Mary Etta Saxton Skophammer was born in 1930 in Burns, Wyoming, to Walter and Jean (Koenig) Saxton; she was the first of eight children. They moved to Carlton, Oregon, when Mary was in her early teens, ...

Trolene Louise Beck - 1954 - 2019

Trolene Beck-Sharp, age 64, passed away peacefully August 12, 2019, while surrounded by her family at Providence Hospital in Milwaukie. Trolene was a loving, caring and devoted wife, mother, grandmother ...

Donaciana Susana "Susan" Estrada Quinteros - 1929 - 2019

A life filled with love, compassion and service to others will be celebrated for Donaciana Susana "Susan" Estrada Quinteros with a funeral liturgy at 1:30 p.m. Friday, August 23, 2019, at St. James Catholic ...

William Edward Turner - 1944 - 2019

William “Ed” Turnerof Sisters, ORFebruary 15, 1944 – May 29, 2019William Edward Turner, 75, of Sisters, Oregon, passed away May 29, 2019.“Ed” was born February 15, 1944, in ...

James W. Goodwin - 1918 - 2019

James Wesley Goodwin passed away on August 15,2019 at Hillside in McMinnville.He was 100 years old. He was born on September 23, 1918 in his grandparents’ farmhouse in Brandon, CO, to parents George and Lottie Goodwin.James attended six different elementary schools growing up in Colorado, two of which were one room schoolhouses and was one of seven seniors graduating from high school in 1935

Bruce J. Taylor - 1932 - 2019

Bruce J. Taylor passed away Friday, August 16, 2019.  Bruce was born January 14, 1932, in Boston, Massachusetts. The son of Joseph W. and Mary E. Taylor, Bruce grew up in Greenbelt, Maryland. He served ...

Ruthy Wilhelm - 1956 - 2019

Ruthy Hudson Wilhelm passed away quietly August 14, 2019, while enjoying one of her favorite hobbies, quilting. She will be remembered by her friends and family for her zest for life, her quick smile and ...

Susan Quinteros - 1929 - 2019

Susan Quinteros passed away August 18, 2019. Services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Friday, August 23, 2019, at St. James Catholic Church, with interment at St. James Cemetery. Viewing will be from 3:00 to ...

Harriet R. Mays - 1928 - 2019

Surrounded by the love of family and friends, Harriet Ruth Mays, 90, a longtime resident of the Hillsboro community, died peacefully at home  August 12, 2019, which was also her 69th wedding anniversay. A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, August 24, 2019, at the Tualatin Plains Presbyterian Church (Old Scotch Church), 30685 N.W. Scotch Church Road in Hillsboro, w

Henry "Hank" James Franzoni Jr. - 1933 - 2019

Henry “Hank” Franzoni Jr. died August 10, 2019, of complications from Parkinson's disease. He was born April 2, 1933, in Clifton, New Jersey. He attended Lehigh University in Pennsylvania, and shortly afterward enlisted in the Army during the Korean War. When they discovered his aptitude for languages, he was sent to the Army Language School in Monterey, California. There he mastered French and in 1955 was sent to P

Judy Spinner - 1930 - 2019

Judith Ann Spinner passed away August 6, 2019, in McMinnville, Oregon, at the age of 89. Judy was born in 1930 in Los Angeles, the daughter of James and Ruby Flaherty. She joined an older sister, Toni. Judy remembered a happy childhood, playing outside by herself, fascinated by backyard creatures, including black widow spiders. She would carefully dry the peelings from her orange in a sunny spot to eat later. The family went occasionally to nearby beaches, and Judy couldn’t wait to get her feet in the water. Judy was especially close to her father, spending contented evenings listening to classical music with Toni and him. During the Depression, when times were tight, seven-year-old Judy was sent to San Francisco for a year to live with an aunt, uncle and cousin. It was a new adventure, but she missed her family.
After high school, Judy worked as a hostess at Van de Kamp's Restaurant, where she met Hal Spinner. They were married in 1958, and worked together in his real estate development business. In November 1965, they brought home their newly adopted two-month-old daughter, Eileen, in a Christmas stocking. Eileen survives her mother. They all loved animals and soon the family had a small menagerie of pets, including rabbits, chickens, birds and cats. Judy, Hal and Eileen moved to Yamhill, Oregon, in the early 1990s. Hal passed away in 2008.
One of the great joys of Judy’s life was volunteering at Legacy Hospice in McMinnville. Her visits brought a kind and compassionate presence to patients and their families. Judy very often found out what kind of music her hospice patients liked and then brought tape recordings for them. And she always brought flowers from her garden.
Judy’s garden was her refuge and greatest delight, especially these last few months. She spent many peaceful hours there, weeding, trimming, watching the birds and bees, and putting together her many, many stunning bouquets, which she lavished on friends, neighbors, the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of McMinnville (UUFM) and First Federal.
What a privilege it has been to share in Judy’s enthusiasm, humor, her generosity, her flowers, and her seemingly boundless devotion to UUFM. All of us who knew her were so lucky to have such a grand lady in our midst. Judy is a brilliant reminder of what community is all about. We will miss her mightily.
We offer a special thanks to Legacy Hospice for their loving care. A celebration of Judy’s life will be held from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. Thursday, August 29, at her home. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Judy's memory to the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of McMinnville or Legacy Hospice.

Lester (Les) B. Massey - 1938 - 2019

It is with great sadness that the family of Lester B. Massey would like to share news of his passing on Friday, July 5, 2019, at the age of 81. Les was born January 2, 1938, in Perrydale, Oregon. He was predeceased by his parents, Don and May Massey; and his brothers, Boyd and Donald (Jim) Massey.
Les attended Perrydale High School, and enlisted in the Army, where he spent eight years and trained as an Air Traffic Controller. He was hired by the FAA and, in 1974, while working at Phoenix International Airport, was honored as one of two United States Air Traffic Controllers of the Year.
Les and Jarrett (Jerri) were married January 21, 1983, in McMinnville, Oregon..
Les is survived by his spouse, Jerri; stepchildren, Mike (Susan) Fink, Timothy (Lorene) Fink, and Jennifer (Mike) Kunkel; six step-grandchildren, Alex Fink, Ryan Fink, Lisa (Don) Kennedy, Kristina Stephens, Josh Fredette and Justin (Sara) Kunkel; and two step-great-grandchildren, Seth Stephens and Douglas-Austin Kennedy. 
Celebration of his life will be held at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, October 27, 2019, at 2400 East Baseline Ave., Apache Junction, AZ 85119. Interment, with military honors, will be held at 1:00 p.m. Monday, October 28, 2019, at National Memorial Cemetery, 23928 N. Cave Creek Road, Phoenix, AZ 85024.

Carol Yonker - 1937 - 2019

Carol (Jane) Adams Yonker, 82, of Silverton, Oregon, died August 6, 2019, of pancreatic cancer. She was the daughter of Irwin Scott and Priscilla Katherine (Fisch) Adams. Carol grew up in Milwaukie, Oregon, and received a B.S. in theater arts and an M.S. in interdisciplinary studies from the University of Oregon. It was while working as a speech therapist in Astoria that she met her husband, Robert Yonker. They lived in Yamhill for many years before moving to Silverton in 2005. She was preceded in death by her husband and is survived by her children, John and Katherine Yonker; and three grandchildren. A public memorial service will be held at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, September 7, at St. Edward’s Episcopal Church in Silverton, with arrangements by Unger Funeral Chapel.

Floriene Elaine Brenden - 1924 - 2019

Floriene E. Brenden left us at 9:15 p.m. Thursday, August 8, 2019, at the age of 95, in Mission Viejo, California.
The oldest child of 11, she was born July 20, 1924, in Andover, South Dakota, to Jenny and William Lovell. She graduated in 1942 from Andover High, where she excelled in sports and was senior class president.
She married Iven Julian Brenden on December 12, 1943, in Glendale, California. During WWII, she operated an overhead crane. She went to Cosmetic Therapy and Hairdressing school and worked as a beauty operator. She also worked at JC Penney and the Treasury.
In 1971, they moved to Oregon and she worked many years at Mrs. Smith Pies in McMinnville.
Floriene enjoyed gardening, fishing, traveling, dancing, singing, playing cards, bingo, casinos, cruises, spending time with family and having laughs with her sisters. She handed down the family tradition of making Norwegian lefse to her kids, grandkids, nephews and nieces.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Jenny and William Lovell; husband, Iven; sisters, Delma, Shirley, Deloris, Ramona and Geraldine; and brothers, Darwin and Billy. She is survived by children, Ruby (Henry) Garcia, Curtis (Sharon) Brenden, Judy Daleq, Ron (Vicky) Brenden, Doug Brenden, Jeff (Lori) Brenden, and Bill (Davida) Brenden; 26 grandchildren; 44 great-grandchildren; eight great-great-grandchildren; sisters, Patti (Roger) Parrot and Bobbi Miraglio; brother, Mike Lovell; and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Monday, August 19, 2019, at Macy & Son Funeral Chapel. Crypt entombment will follow at Evergreen Memorial Park Mausoleum. Online condolences can be left at www.macyandson.com.

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