Shirley Helen Kilcup
Date of birth: May 26 1932
Date of death: August 14 2019
Shirley Helen Kilcup
Shirley Helen Kilcup, age 87 of Portland,Or passed away Wednesday August 14, 2019. She was born to the late Clarence M Christensen and Helen R Shjandemaar on May 26, 1932.
Shirley graduated from Jefferson High school and went on to nursing school, and then became an x-ray technologist. Later Shirley worked for Tektronix and Portland Mailing before retiring.
Shirley loved to crochet, making blankets, hats, and throws. Many family members and friends have received them as gifts over the years. She also sold hats and blankets at baby shops and holiday bazaars. Shirley donated many hats that were distributed to the homeless of Portland, OR. Shirley loved to read, watch Time Team and the news, go out to eat clam chowder, and Sunday drives. Most of all she loved spending time with her family.
Left to honor Shirley and remember her love are her two children: Julie Shjandemaar, and Randy Kilcup. Granddaughter Tiffany Rohlfs Baker, Grandson's Dylan Baker, Jared Kilcup, and Taran Kilcup. Great Granddaughter Lilly Baker Merris, and Great Grandson Jayden Tatro.Brother Wally Christensen, nieces Cassie Edwards, Jodie Stewart, RaeAnn Vandahey, nephew Danny Christensen, and many great nieces and nephews. Sassy, her beloved dog who was a joy to her life and kept vigil by her side.
Shirley's wishes were to not have a funeral or memorial, but to have a party instead. A Celebration of Life party is currently being planned. Details will be posted on Julie and Randy's Facebook pages when complete. Shirley also requested her ashes be scattered at her favorite campsite in Klickitat, Wa.
13 tribute candles have been lit
Candle lit by Staff at Crown Memorial Center Our sincere condolences.
Candle lit by Rae Vandehey Your home now. You will be so dearly missed by all that loved you. Your love and light will always be the foundation on who we have become. We were truly blessed by you.
Candle lit by Julie Shjandemaar I love you mom and miss you. Thank you for being the best mom anyone could ask for.
Candle lit by Cindy Farias Your mother (and Tessa's) was like a second mom to me growing up. I've always remembered the good times and the lessons she taught me. All my love and sympathy. I hope you find comfort in knowing she was loved by many and will be missed.
Candle lit by Lynn Stachlowski I only met her a few times but I remember her laugh! For her family, know that she is at peace.
Candle lit by Robin Morris Every time I snuggle up with my blanket I will be thinking of you. Just like a warm hug from you.
Candle lit by Sue Shirley, We love you and will miss you dearly. You have loved all of us kids, grandkids and great grandkids. I have many of your handmade items in my home and will cherish them always. Family gatherings and holidays will not be the same without you and your smile. I have comfort in knowing you will always be watching over our family, we love you
Candle lit by Robin Poling A very special Lady
Candle lit by Cassie Edwards To see your face light up when we saw each other, the light of love and faith. We will be rejoicing together soon. Love you and your family.
Candle lit by Angie Brewer
Candle lit by Dena Gillenwater If only there could be more Shirley's in the world...a life well lived.
Candle lit by Mary Cooper Never got to meet you, but heard about you thru my sister Sue Hart. You share children and grandchildren, may your journey be easy and you can crochet endlessly.
Candle lit by Angela Christensen This world will not be the same without you. You are an amazing women who brought so much kindness and love to this world. I can only pray to be half as amazing as you are. We love you and miss you so much.