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Alicia Carol Musolino

Dec. 26, 1943 to Oct. 26, 2013


Alicia Carol Musolino of Newberg died in her home of cancer at the age of 69.

She was born in Santa Clara Valley, California and grew up in Sunnyvale. Even with a birth defect requiring her to have a body cast, she still managed to ride her ponies and her love of horses continued into her high school years. She loved long rides with Jim Musolino and their many friends through the rolling hills of California.

Some years later, Jim sent her mother a package in the mail and called Alicia and told her to ask her mom for the package as he proceeded to ask for her hand in marriage. While on a short leave home, they were married December 18, 1960!

They then moved to South Carolina for 2 years and their first child, Sharon, was born. Upon completion with the Army, they returned to California where Alicia worked side by side with Jim in a meat packing plant, until Alicia gave birth to Michelle.

With the excitement of a new adventure, they bought an ice business in Oregon and moved to the Portland area in 1967.

There were many late nights and busy weekends, but always having time to spend with their girls riding horses and taking family trips and adventures.

The love of horse continued with her many grandchildren whom she supported in youth rodeo, always helping with timing events, scoring, or whatever needed to be done.

She was a beautiful caring woman, who would always put others first and loved many people who lover her in return, she will be truly missed.

Alicia is survived by her two daughters; Michelle Cook and Sharon Dodge, of Newberg, brothers; Wally Trumpp and Armand Trumpp, of Morgan Hill, CA, 11 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband James on October 27, 2008.

A memorial service will be held at the Newberg Friends Church, 307 S. College on Saturday, Nov. 16 at 2:00 PM.

The family asks that donations be made to hospice in lieu of flowers.