Marion Phyllis Carpenter, age 85, born in Seattle, WA on February 17, 1931 to Kenneth and Lora Sprague, died after a struggle with dementia and heart disease on November 5, 2016 while living in Lynnwood, WA. Marion grew up in Coos Bay, OR and then went on to attend the University of Oregon for 1 year. Even in her last days, Marion was a true duck fan!
Marion spent much of her life in service to her community, both in her employment with Adult & Family Services and also through her volunteer work with the Soroptmist Club in both McMinnville and Florence, OR. Marion was also involved in Eastern Star, volunteered with the Girl Scouts and served on the McMinnville Planning Commission.
After 35 years of working for the State of Oregon in the social service sector, Marion retired and made Florence OR her home. She loved the Oregon coast no matter the weather.
Marion is survived by her three children; Linda Hepler (Jim) of Keizer, OR; Ken Carpenter (Kim) of Bend, OR; and Nancy Lee (Jeff) of Mill Creek, WA. She was blessed with 2 granddaughters; Amanda Hepler of Keizer, OR; and Laura Johnston of Bend, OR; along with one great grandson Aiden Hepler of Keizer, OR.
Per her wishes, a memorial service will not be held. Contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association in her honor. Please visit their website for her at http://main.diabetes.org/site/TR/Events/Tributes-AlwaysandForever?pxfid=735284&fr_id=5720&pg=fund