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Mary B Gipson

May 26, 1928 May 23, 2019
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Mary B. Gipson passed away May 23, 2019 in Keizer, Oregon at the age of 90.

A Graveside Service will be held Saturday, June 8, 2019 at 11 AM at Mountain View Memorial Gardens, 499 Watercrest Road in Forest Grove.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America, 322 8th Ave, 7th Floor, New York, NY 10001, or online at

Mary was born near Springview, Nebraska on May 26, 1928 to Walton O. and Marguerite M. (Stover) Kenaston. She was the 10th of 13 children. Mary attended a one room school house as a child and graduated from Keya Paha County High School in 1946. She married her high school sweetheart, Dean Gipson, on December 4th 1946.

The couple moved to Wyoming in 1950 where their three children were born. In 1958 they moved to Hillsboro, Oregon where they lived for many years. Mary loved to read history, write poetry, sew clothing for family and friends, and travel. She and Dean managed to visit most of the U.S. west of the Mississippi River in their RV. Her family joked that she had to see what was over the next hill and around the next corner. Mary was an avid genealogist and traced ancestors back to the Norman invasion of England. Mary was also an active volunteer for many years in the Tuality Community Hospital Auxiliary.

Mary is survived by her daughter Karen Herinckx and son-in-law Stanley Herinckx of Cornelius, Oregon; son Gary Gipson and daughter-in-law Kay Gipson of Keizer, Oregon; son Rodney Gipson of Coolidge, Arizona, grandchildren Scott Kohlmeyer, Rebeka Gipson-King, Kari Herinckx, five great grandchildren and sister Ora May Kurtz and brother David Kenaston. She is preceded in death by her husband of 53 years, Dean: three granddaughters, Marci, Lisa Renee, and Traci Lynn Kohlmeyer; her parents, and five brothers and five sisters.

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11:00 AM 6/8/2019 11:00:00 AM
Mountain View Memorial Gardens

499 Watercrest Road
Forest Grove, OR 97116

Mountain View Memorial Gardens
499 Watercrest Road Forest Grove 97116 OR
United States

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