Joan Spencer

March 13, 1927-Oct. 16, 2013

Joan Taylor Spencer of Scappoose died Oct. 16, 2013. She was 86.

Joan was born on March 13, 1927, in Monroe Washington, to Charles and Esther Taylor.

Educated at Monroe High School in Monroe, Washington, she attended Oregon State University and graduated with a degree in home economics.

She married Lynn Spencer, and was a retired teacher.

She is survived by her husband, Lynn Spencer of Scappoose; son, Jeff Spencer of Beaverton; daughter, Denise Schaefer of Los Angeles, Calif.; and son, Gregg Spencer of Colorado Springs, Colo.

A memorial service will be held Jan. 4, 2014, at 1 p.m., at First Presbyterian Church, 1200 S.W. Alder, Portland.

Memorial gifts may be made to the American Cancer Society, 0330 S.W. Curry St., Portland OR 97239.