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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, where she attended and graduated from high school in 1948. She immediately began working for the Carlton National Bank, and in 1949 married her high school sweetheart, Richard Peters.
Over the years, Mary Etta worked at the bank, then various bookkeeping jobs. She and Richard had a daughter, Karen Ann, in 1952, and a son, Ricky Lee, in 1958. After the kids were in school, Richards health deteriorated due to MS, yet she continued with her career working in bookkeeping in nursing homes, ultimately becoming an administrator to several and holding the position of Oregon State Nursing Administrator President. In McMinnville, she was an administrator for Michaels Nursing Home and Oakwood Glen Nursing Home.
On her birthday in 1987, she married Bill Skophammer. Shortly afterward, she retired so they could travel the country. They made their way to every state and almost every province in Canada. Her passion was traveling and collecting rocks from everywhere she had gone.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her two husbands; brother, LeRoy Saxton; and sister, Evelyn Saxton Monroe. Survivors iclude her children; sisters, Eleanor Saxton Wilkins, Elaine Saxton Pullin and Vicky Saxton Harris; brothers, Clarence and Marvin Saxton; and numerous nieces and nephews, plus the extended Skophammer family.
Services will be held at 3:00 p.m. Friday, August 30, at Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery. To leave condolences, visit www.macyandson.com.

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 and friend. Her family was her life. She will be deeply missed by all. She is survived by her husband, Loran Beck; her three children, Alethea Beck, Loran Beck and Ryan Beck; and her three grandchildren, Devan Beck, Mira Allen and Ethan Beck. Ashes will be placed at Willamette National Cemetery in a placement next to her for her husband to join her later. A small service will be held on Sunday, August 25, in Carlton, Oregon.

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 Church. A rosary will be recited immediately before, at 1:00 p.m. Susan passed away peacefully August 18, 2019, surrounded by her children. She was 90 years old.
Susan was born May 24, 1929, in Salado Texas, the oldest child of Marcelo and Enriqueta Velasquez Estrada. She grew up on her family farm during the Depression. As a child, she was very adventurous and mischievous. She loved telling stories of these adventures to her children and grandchildren over the years. By the time she was a teenager, she was the official bookkeeper and translator for her father's farm business. This, along with picking 100 lb. bags of cotton under the hot Texas sun built a lifelong strong work ethic. When her father died suddenly during her junior year of high school, she quit school in order to help her mother and younger siblings. A very proud moment for Susan occurred in 1982, when she returned to school and earned her GED.
Her family and the Quinteros family had been good friends for over two generations and immigrated together to the United States. She married Jessie Quinteros on June 23, 1956, in Temple, Texas.  An avid seamstress, Susan designed and sewed her elaborate wedding dress from a pattern she made out of newspaper. They were married for 47 years when Jessie passed away in 2003. They raised seven children together. In 1973, they moved their family to McMinnville, Oregon, where they immediately joined St. James Catholic Church. There they met lifelong friends and Susan began volunteering for various church events.
Susan worked as a custodian for Linfield College, a child care provider at the Child Development Center and babysat children during bowling leagues at Walnut City Bowling Alley for over 20 years. She always enjoyed running into them as adults, and spoke fondly of the college students she got to know at Linfield.
Susan was an avid reader, gardener, seamstress and quilter. She always enjoyed working in her flower garden and making clothes and quilts for her children. Along with her husband, Susan was always willing to take in young undocumented people from church, those who had no nearby family, offering them a warm loving home where they could feel safe. She was also one of the first people family would call upon when they needed help.
Besides volunteering at church, Susan also volunteered her translating services at places like the Yamhill County Courthouse and Henderson House. Some of Susan's favorite pastime activities included spending time with her family, praying her rosary, shopping at Goodwill and St. Vincent de Paul, and enjoying the endless beauty of Oregon by going on long drives through Yamhill County and the Oregon coast with her husband and children.
Susan is survived by three daughters, Rosemary Quinteros- Maloney (Tim) of McMinnville, Elizabeth Quinteros (Eric) of Beaverton, and Teresa Quinteros (Cris) of Portland; three sons, Ricardo Quinteros of Temple, Edward Quinteros of McMinnville, and Lawrence Quinteros of Yamhill; stepson, Carlos Quinteros (Graciela) of Lubbock, Texas; three sisters, Blasa Rios of Austin, Texas, Meme Balladares of San Angelo, Texas, and Mary Valdez of Lubbock, Texas; one brother, Pablo Estrada of Taylor, Texas; 11 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and many loving nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband Jessie; son, Mariano Quinteros; granddaughter, Sarah Quinteros; sister, Janie Alva; and brother, Chon Estrada.
Memorial contributions may be made to National Alzheimer’s Association or Oregon SOLVE in care of Macy & Son Funeral Directors, 135 N.E. Evans St., McMinnville, OR 97128. To leave condolences, visit www.macyandson.com.

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 in both the Army and Navy before settling down in Southern California for the first part of his life and raising his son, Guy Taylor. In the late 1970s, Bruce moved to Oregon.  A man of constant curiosity and learning, he attended Marylhurst University and received his degree. It was in McMinnville where he met his wife, Bonnie Taylor.
Bruce's retirement years were where he really shone. The free time gave him a chance to pursue the many and varied things that interested him. Each quest was an adventure. He attended Linfield College, first attempting to learn Spanish, and then taking most of the music classes that were available. He was a bread maker extraordinaire, with his family and friends benefiting from his efforts. Whether reading for pleasure or knowledge, Bruce was a passionate reader. Surrounding his favorite chair were books on the Celts, a novel and several bread recipe books. His curiosity on a variety of subjects continued to the end of his days.
Bruce leaves behind his wife, Bonnie Taylor; son, Guy Taylor; stepdaughter, Emily Longfellow Stock; and grandchildren, Maya Stock and Cy Stock. Also mourning his loss are his two dogs, Annie and Bosley, who are missing their daddy and his "cookie" treats.
At Bruce's request, there will be no service; instead, read a book, show a kindness, do something for the environment, take your dog for a walk; Bruce would have liked that. Memorial donations may be made to IDOG Labradoodle/Goldendoodle Rescue or Homeward Bound Pets in care of Macy & Son Funeral Directors. To leave online condolences, please visit www.macyandson.com

 

 

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 in both the Army and Navy before settling down in Southern California for the first part of his life and raising his son, Guy Taylor. In the late 1970s, Bruce moved to Oregon.  A man of constant curiosity and learning, he attended Marylhurst University and received his degree. It was in McMinnville where he met his wife, Bonnie Taylor.
Bruce's retirement years were where he really shone. The free time gave him a chance to pursue the many and varied things that interested him. Each quest was an adventure. He attended Linfield College, first attempting to learn Spanish, and then taking most of the music classes that were available. He was a bread maker extraordinaire, with his family and friends benefiting from his efforts. Whether reading for pleasure or knowledge, Bruce was a passionate reader. Surrounding his favorite chair were books on the Celts, a novel and several bread recipe books. His curiosity on a variety of subjects continued to the end of his days.
Bruce leaves behind his wife, Bonnie Taylor; son, Guy Taylor; stepdaughter, Emily Longfellow Stock; and grandchildren, Maya Stock and Cy Stock. Also mourning his loss are his two dogs, Annie and Bosley, who are missing their daddy and his "cookie" treats.
At Bruce's request, there will be no service; instead, read a book, show a kindness, do something for the environment, take your dog for a walk; Bruce would have liked that. Memorial donations may be made to IDOG Labradoodle/Goldendoodle Rescue or Homeward Bound Pets in care of Macy & Son Funeral Directors. To leave online condolences, please visit www.macyandson.com

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 her loving heart.
She was born November 16, 1956, in Portland, Oregon, the youngest child of Rusty and Ellen Hudson, both deceased.  She is survived by her husband, Doug, of Yamhill; her daughters and sons-in-law, Darci and Matt Haney of Carlton, and Holly and Drew Vanderveen of Lafayette; her sons and daughters-in-law,  TJ and Jenna Wilhelm of Mesa, Arizona, and Cody and Sarah Wilhelm of Washougal, Washington; and her grandchildren, Addilyn and Savanna Haney and Eli and Zeke Wilhelm.  Also surviving are her sister and brother-in-law, Sharon and Stan Pierce; brother and sister-in-law, Steve and Kerrie Hudson; her sisters-in-law and spouses, Lynette and Gary Nelson and Marlene and Rich Hockema; and brother-in-law, Terry Wilhelm. Her extended family included many nephews, nieces and cousins. 
Ruthy graduated from Yamhill-Carlton High School. She attended Multnomah School of the Bible in Portland. She and Doug were married June 9, 1979, and had recently celebrated their 40th anniversary.
Ruthy attended Carlton Community Church and was an active member.
She owned and operated Curves in McMinnville for seven years, where she impacted the lives of all who walked in the door. She cared about much more than the physical well-being  of her clients. They became her friends, and she shared her love of Jesus with them. They saw her living example as she walked through her bout with cancer several years ago.
Family, grandkids, friends, horses, gardening, quilting, being outside--these are words that may describe Ruthy and her love of life. But she can’t be better described than this: she loved Jesus and He shone through every part of her life. She will be missed, but every memory of her will bring a smile.
The celebration of her life will be held at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, August 24, at  M.D. Haney & Co., 9771 Highway 47, Carlton, OR. Light refreshments will be served.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions be made to WITH COURAGE at www.hopeonthehill.org/with-courage

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 7:00 p.m. Thursday, August 22, at the Chapel of Macy & Son. To leave online condolences, please visit www.macyandson.com

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.

Walter "Wally" Hamilton 1953 - 2019

Walter Jay “Wally” Hamilton, born June 2, 1953, passed from this world August 12, 2019. He was preceded in death by his father, Walter L Hamilton; mother, Matilda M. (Mishler) Hamilton; an older sister, Ruby; and older brother, Eugene. He leaves behind four older brothers and an older sister, and many friends and relatives who will greatly miss him. Arrangements made with Hughes-Ransom Cremation and Mortuaries in Seaside, Oregon, where Wally had been living this past year and several months. A family memorial service will be held at a later date when all can get together.

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