McAuliffe passed away at Rosewood Court in Salem, Oregon at
the age of 91. Agatha
Barbara Spano was born in Winthrop, Massachusetts to John and
married Ron McAuliffe on June 5, 1949 in Winthrop,
Massachusetts. They honeymooned in Niagara Falls, then headed
West, as teaching jobs brought them to Walsenburg, Colorado
where their first daughter, Debbie was born. The second
daughter, Rhonda was born in Bakersfield, California and then
they moved to Lebanon, Oregon where their son, Chris and the
third daughter, Teresa were born.
was a homemaker, known for her homemade cooking and baking!
She worked in the fields picking seasonal fruits and
vegetables at a friendís farm during the summers. She
also provided kitchen aid and was a waitress at the Pineway
Golf Club Restaurant in Lebanon. Agatha was very artistic and
a talented seamstress and quilter. She sewed many bridesmaid
and wedding dresses for women in the area, and belonged to a
local quilting guild making quilts for her church.
Agatha was a generous neighbor and friend to many in the
community. She volunteered much of her time to local
food banks and was active in organizing Lebanon community
and Ron shared their love for outdoor adventure with the whole
family. Weekends were full of hiking and camping in the Oregon
Cascades and the Oregon Coast.
1979, Agatha and Ron moved to Stayton, Oregon. Thirty-four
years later, they moved to Mount Angel Towers, a senior
independent living community, in Mt. Angel, Oregon, where they
enjoyed daily walks, playing pool and visiting with others.
celebrate their 70 years of marriage on June 5, 2019. Agatha
is survived by her husband, Ron, daughters, Debbie, Rhonda,
Teresa, and their son Chris. Agatha has eight
grandchildren and nine great grandchildren.
will be cremated and her ashes will be placed at the
Willamette National Veterans Cemetery at a later date.