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Marlene Carol Magness Shervey

Saint Helens, Columbia County, Oregon, USA
Death 29 Oct 2012 (aged 77)
Portland, Multnomah County, Oregon, USA
Burial Portland, Multnomah County, Oregon, USA
Memorial ID 100334098 · View Source
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Proud to be a native Oregonian, Marlene was born in St. Helens. She graduated from Roosevelt High School in 1952 and four years later, married Merlyn Shervey. As a member of Pilgrim Lutheran Church she taught Sunday school and in later years, was church Treasurer. Prior to raising her and Merlyn's five kids, Marlene worked downtown for various companies. Later, Marlene returned to the workforce part-time, at Piazza Pizza. Spring and summers throughout the 1970s were spent at Lents Little League where Marlene coached softball and kept score at baseball games. Marlene was a true fan and supporter of her kids and grandkids. Watching soccer in the pouring rain, she would remark "Oregonians do not need umbrellas." She spent hours sitting on hard benches in gyms and at ball diamonds cheering her family on. If there was a game on the schedule Marlene was there. She rooted for all Oregon collegiate teams, but was passionate about Oregon State athletics, Marlene was a Beaver Believer. She was a loyal fan of the Seattle Mariners, Chicago Cubs and Portland Trailblazers. Marlene was quiet and a naturally good listener. She found humor in daily living and believed laughter was the best medicine. In 2008, Marlene contracted Guillain-Barre Syndrome. Throughout her illness, Marlene demonstrated inner strength and determination that triumphed over unimaginable obstacles. She was courageous, honest and practical. Marlene was loved and cherished by her family and friends.

Marlene was preceded in death by her husband of 48 years, Merlyn Shervey; her father, Harry Magness; and sister, Harriett Barringer.

Marlene is survived by her sister; five children; and nine grandchildren; and her precious kitty, Gracie.

Published in The Oregonian
on November 4, 2012

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  • Created by: Vita Brevis
  • Added: 7 Nov 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 100334098
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Marlene Carol Magness Shervey (15 Dec 1934–29 Oct 2012), Find A Grave Memorial no. 100334098, citing Willamette National Cemetery, Portland, Multnomah County, Oregon, USA ; Maintained by Vita Brevis (contributor 47252590) .