Ada May McCormack

Ada May McCormack died June 12, 2008. She was 47.

She was born on July 12, l960, to Chris and Palmer Smith of Lake Oswego. She was raised in Lake Oswego and was a l978 graduate of Lakeridge High School where she earned varsity letters in cross country, skiing and track. She currently was the planning committee chair for her 30th class reunion.

Ms. McCor-mack went on to Washington State University, and graduated in l982 with a bachelor's degree in communications.

On Aug. 31, l985, she married Jack McCormack with whom she shared 17 years and raised two sons, Jackson, 20, and Earl, 17.

In l985, she began her 27-year-career as an account executive at KXL radio. She set an all-time revenue record for the station and was the recipient of 31 of 35 awards given to the entire sales staff.

She loved to ski, run, and work out at the Multnomah Athletic Club. She was an enrolled tribal member of the Makah Nation (Neah Bay, Wash.), and an active member of the Catholic Church in the St. Clare Parish.

She is survived by her father, Palmer Smith from Lake Oswego; her mother, Chris Smith from Portland; her two sons, Jackson and Earl McCormack; her brother, Jeff McCormack from Seattle; her sisters Andrea Alexander and Betsy Tulee from Seattle.

Ms. McCormack's ashes were spread among three places: The Makah Reservation; the Nez Perce reservation in Lapwai, Idaho; and in Portland. A Mass was held on June 21 at St. Clare Catholic Church.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Ada May McCormack Memorial Fund at Washington Mutual to benefit her two sons.

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