Frances Marie McQueeney

date of birth October 28 1926

date of death September 17 2015

Francis Marie McQueeny

10/28/1926 to 9/17/2015

Born Francis Marie Ritchey on October 28th 1926 at the family homestead in Freewater, Or. A graduate of Union High School in Milton-Freewater, Oregon. Marie then moved on to graduate from Butler University, Indianapolis Indiana, earning a Baccalaureate of arts in 1948. Marie then married Carl Ray McQueeney. A home maker for twelve years she then transitioned for the next thirty seven years to Office Manager then Corporate Secretary/Treasurer as well as a member of the Board of Directors of MGM Marketing After retiring from MGM Marie worked for a short time as a personal assistant to Rudie Wilhelm Jr. As a lifelong Christian and longtime member Of the First Christian Church, Disciples of Christ, downtown Portland Or, Marie served as Chairman of the Elders of the Church, on the CAP and Finance Committees, the Board, the Nominating Committee, as well as Program Chairman and President of Christian Woman’s & Men’s Fellowship. Marie was also a member of the Evergreen Club since 1953. Marie loved to travel and was an amazing travel companion going all over the planet at times with family, with friends, or on her own. Marie was always well versed in the places she chose to visit and loved to share her adventures. Marie loved to play bridge with the ladies, was an avid reader, music lover regularly attending concerts at Bradfords on Sunday evenings, enjoyed her computer and sharing her life online through Facebook…She especially wanted it known that most of all she loved spending her time with her friends and family!

Marie was preceded by her husband Carl in 1988, and her son Scott Douglas McQueeney April 26th 2003. Marie is survived by her life partner: Clarence “Red” Neumann, daughter and son in-law: Nancy and Allan Schuff; son: Steven McQueeney; grandchildren: Jennifer Marie McQueeney, Christopher Mcqueeney, April Marie Leonard, Shannon Marie McQueeney, Tyler Tappenbeck; great grandchildren: Joshua White, Jasmine Marie White, Riley White, Chase McQueeney, Karley Marie McQueeny, McKayla Koehler, Emmett Leonard, and Owen Leonard…

Celebration of life to be held at First Christian Church of Portland 1314 SW Park Ave Portland Or 97201 Sunday October 4th 2015 at 1:00 P.M. Social gathering to follow directly after service.

Remembrances to:

First Christian Church of Portland 1314 SW Park Ave Portland Or 97201

Or to:

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Or to:

Community Vision: 1750 SW Skyline Blvd #102, Portland, OR 97221

503-292-4964 phone

Thank you for being a part of Marie’s life

Insufficient

They asked me to tell
A story of you
With words
But I find words
Insufficient
How do you describe
A sunrise
To someone without eyes
My dilemma is
You were so much more
To me
Than words can say
I can tell of how we sat
Amongst artists in Paris
But they will never know
Your smile
They can look at pictures

Of you
On the great wall
But how can a picture
Bring tingles to one
As you did win you sang
Songs from that amazing
Mind of yours
How can stories of your
Dinner dates with Joe McCarthy
Bring to them
The safety inherent
In being in your arms
How can I
With mere words
Describe an angel such as you
I just can't suffice
But I had to try
With a tear in my soul
And tears in my eye
I will simply say

I love you
Good bye

In loving memory of Francis Marie McQueeney

Chris McQueeney 2015


2 tribute candles have been lit

Candle lit by Staff at Crown Memorial Center Our sincere condolences.

Candle lit by Jennifer McQueeney Cooper Your unconditional love and joy will live on in all of us for generations to come. We are a blessed family, you are celebrated. We miss you immensely. I love you so much Gram. May you rest in peace. Love and hugs.