October 24, 2019, Mary Anne Van Handel, loving sister, aunt
and friend passed away at 79.
was born on April 12,1940 to Joseph and Magdalen Van Handel
of Stayton, Oregon. Mary attended St Mary’s and graduated
from St Boniface High School in 1957. Mary lived most of her
adult life in Portland, Oregon where she retired from a
career as a silk screen printer.
is survived by her sister Gladys Shankle of Seattle,
Washington; brothers, Urban (Linda) Van Handel and Peter
(Tina) Van Handel of Stayton, Oregon. Nieces: Cindy Devine,
Peggy Lulay, Ann Shankle and nephew Joe Van Handel.
Mary’s many great nieces and nephews treasure their
memories of time spent with their charismatic aunt.
was preceded in death by her parents and brother Nestor Van
loved long walks, working in her yard and dancing. She
had an infectious laugh and a smile that could light up a
room. Dan Glennon, Mary’s best friend and dance
partner for 16 years preceded her in death. Dan was the love
of Mary’s life.
sincere thank you to Mt. Angel Towers Community and Fr. John
Paul for welcoming Mary to her new home. We would also
like to acknowledge and thank Mary's angels: Brenda,
Carmen and Abril for their compassion, care and support.
will be missed dearly; her goodness and kindness was a
blessing to all who knew her. Memorial gifts may be made to
a charity of your choice.
A private family service to be held at Immaculate Conception
in Stayton, Oregon.