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Mary Anne Van Handel
April 12, 1940 - October 24, 2019

On October 24, 2019, Mary Anne Van Handel, loving sister, aunt and friend passed away at 79.

Mary 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.

Mary 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.

She was preceded in death by her parents and brother Nestor Van Handel.

Mary 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.

Our 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.

Mary 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.
 

 
 

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