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Janice (Jan) Tirrill

Oregon City resident Janice Irene Tirrill died April 5, 2008 of breast cancer. She was 66.

Known as Janny or Jan, Mrs. Tirrill was born May 31, 1941 in Twin Falls, Idaho to Bill and Irene Hahn. She was the second of their four children and the first daughter. She grew up in Kimberly, Idaho and also attended school in The Dalles and Oakridge, where she graduated from high school in 1959.

She attended Linfield College and was a member of the Kappa Alpha Phi sorority. She earned dual bachelor degrees in home economics and psychology, graduating magna cum laude.

She married her high school and college sweetheart Leonard Ray Tirrill on Aug. 26, 1961 in Oakridge.

Mrs. Tirrill taught at Vernonia High School, Hillsboro school district and at Lake Oswego High and Lakeridge High schools in Lake Oswego. She taught child development, family life and psychology and served as head of the home economics department for several years. She accepted a position in the administrative department for continuing education at the University of Portland in 1972 and retired from this position two years later.

After Mr. Tirrill retired, the couple built a landscaping business in Oregon City.

Survivors include Leonard Tirrill of Oregon City, her husband of 47 years; daughter Tronda Quin and granddaughter Alysse Quin of Blaine, Wash.; and sisters Jacci Reed of McMinnville and Jennifer Brown of Scappoose.

A celebration of life was held April 19 at the Oregon Golf Club in West Linn.

Remembrances may be made to the Janice Tirrill Water for Life Fund to build a well for safe drinking water for families in Africa at any branch of U.S. Bank.

Jean Vaught

Jean Richards Vaught died April 23, 2008. She was 88.

Mrs. Vaught was born Dec. 28, 1919, in Boise, Idaho. She married Robert Vaught in 1942. The couple lived in Lake Oswego for 50 years and in West Linn for six. Mrs. Vaught has lived in Oregon City for the last three years.

During her professional career, Mrs. Vaught was a librarian for the Canby School District.

Mrs. Vaught's daughter, Nina Vaught, five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren survive her.

No service is planned.