Joy Maud Tackett - 1939 - 2019

Joy Maud Tackett of McMinnville, Oregon, passed away June 30, 2019, due to heart failure at the age of 89. Joy was  born August 25, 1939, in Lewistown, Montana, the oldest daughter of Thomas Wesley and Pauline Moberley.  Joy and her family moved to Carlton, Oregon, when she was seven; she spent the rest of her life living in Oregon. Joy attended schools in Carlton and

Ronald Ellsworth Harris - 1937 - 2019

Ronald E. Harris was born December 11, 1937, in Nampa, Idaho. He died June 22, 2019, in McMinnville, Oregon, after a long illness. Ron spent his early childhood in Forest Grove, Oregon, where he lived until the age of 10. His family then moved to Riverside, California, where he finished school, graduating from Poly High School in 1956. Ron earned an AA degree in business from Riverside City Co

Gladys June Mason Knope - 1923 - 2019

Gladys Knope passed away June 29, 2019, with her daughter and great-granddaughter at her side. She was 95 years old. The youngest of five children, she was born October 31, 1923, at home to Clay and Bessie Robison in rural Polk County, Oregon. She moved with her family at age 6 to Yamhill, Oregon. She graduated from Yamhill High School in 1941. On December 25, 1941, she married Edmund (Ed) Ma

Linda Stephenson - 1948 - 2019

Linda Stephenson passed away June 29, 2019. Services are pending at Macy & Son Funeral Directors.

Bonnie Quinney - 1930 - 2019

Bonnie Bee Quinney departed this life on June 27, 2019, at the age of 88, just one day before her 89th birthday. Bonnie was born in 1930 in Cleveland, Ohio. She married Waldo S. Quinney Jr., who passed away in 1983. They had three children together, Diane, Karen and Douglas; eight grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. Bonnie was loved and respected by many. “The Queen Bee &

David Joseph Wall - 1952 - 2019

Surrounded by his devoted wife and Heaven’s angels, David died May 30, 2019, of acute myeloid leukemia at age 66. Born in 1952 to George and Gertrude Wall in Vancouver, Washington, the family moved to McMinnville, Oregon, where David attended school and graduated from Mac High. With a degree in architecture from PCC, he returned to Mac to start his own architecture firm, where he practiced for over 20 years. Ever the ent

Cheryl Jensen - 1945 - 2019

Cheryl Jensen was born November 22, 1945, in Corvallis, Oregon, to Norma Shimmin and Charles Gebhardt. She passed away June 23, 2019, surrounded by loved ones. She graduated from West Salem High School in 1964. Cheryl met Darrel when living in Tacoma, Washington. After knowing him only three months, they got married on July 19, 1968. She had two children, Peter and Rachel. She taught Rachel how to r

Wanda L. Laker - 1938 - 2019

Wanda L. Laker passed away June 24, 2019, in McMinnville, Oregon. She was born October 17, 1938, in Madison, Wisconsin, to James and Alvina (Hansen) Porter. She spent her early years in Wisconsin, and attended elementary school there. In 1950, her family moved to California, where she completed her elementary schooling at Ocean View Elementary, eventually graduating from Huntington Beach High School. Wa

Wilma Griffith - 1928 - 2019

Wilma Vining Griffith was born October 9, 1928, in Portland, Oregon. She passed away June 20, 2019, in McMinnville, Oregon. She was raised in Carlton, Oregon, and graduated from Carlton High in 1946. She and Ralph Griffith married January 1, 1947, then moved in 1952 to North Bend, Oregon,  where they raised two daughters, Teri and Jeri. Wilma stayed in North Bend for a few years after Ralph’s death in 2

Jean (JM) Kerr - 1924 - 2019

Longtime West Linn, Oregon, resident Jean Milton (JM) Kerr passed away January 6, 2019. We invite you to join us for his Memorial Service from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday, July 6, 2019, at his childhood "homestead," 5620 High Heaven Road, McMinnville, OR 97128, west of McMinnville. A potluck will start at 10:30 a.m., followed by the service at 1:00 p.m. Jean was Henry and Sylva Kerr's seventh child, and

Precious Bendel - 1926 - 2019

On June 15, 2019, Precious Bendel passed away peacefully at her home and went to be with her Lord in Heaven. Precious Glenna Bendel (nee Palmer) was born January 18, 1926, to Roger and Pansy Palmer in Beatrice, Nebraska. She attended school in and around Beatrice, Wymore and Lyman, Nebraska. In 1943, she graduated from Lyman High School. After graduation, she moved to Denver, Colorado, where she mar

Joyce Elaine Lingle - 1936 - 2019

Joyce Lingle passed away June 19, 2019, in McMinnville, Oregon, with her children surrounding her with love and support. Joyce Elaine Rasmussen was born March 8, 1936, at her parent’s home in Lexington, Washington. Her parents were Walter and Clara (Brenner) Rasmussen. Joyce graduated from Kelso High School in 1954. She attended Lower Columbia College in Longview. In 1955, she married Merlyn J.

Patricia Cruchelow - 1927 - 2019

Patricia Cruchelow spent her youth in Urbandale, Iowa. After graduating high school, she went to work for West Des Moines National Bank. She married Harry Cruchelow and together started raising a family. In 1962, the family moved to Oregon for a new job and a climate change. Pat also worked at West Gresham Grade School for many years as "Pat the Lunch Lady." She is survived by children, grandchildren and

Mina Lucille DeGraff - 1918 - 2019

Mina Lucille DeGraff went to be with the Lord on June 17, 2019. She was born March 8, 1918, to Wilbur and Fuchsia L. (Dinwiddie) Nuckols. She lived on the farm until moving in 1937 to McMinnville, Oregon. Mina worked for the Palm Café as an assistant cook and later at Oakwood Glen as a cook. She loved her church and until later years was very active in teaching Sunday school and working in Women’

Amos E. Eash - 1924 - 2019

Amos E. Eash was born February 3, 1924. He passed away peacefully in his sleep June 16, 2019, at the age of 95. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to Mennonite Central Committee’s  Give More Water  project in Kenya and Tanzania. A donation registry has been created in his name at  donate.mcc.org .  Amos’ family will be holding a memorial servic

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