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Susan Quinteros

May 24, 1929 August 18, 2019
Susan Quinteros
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A life filled with love, compassion, and service to others will be celebrated for Donaciana Susana "Susan" Estrada Quinteros with a funeral liturgy at 1:30 PM on Friday, August 23, 2019 at St. James Catholic Church. A rosary will be read immediately before at 1:00 PM. Susan passed away peacefully on August 18, 2019, surrounded by her children. She was 90 years old.
Susan was born on May 24, 1929 in Salado Texas. She was the oldest child of Marcelo and Enriqueta Velasquez Estrada. Susan grew up on her family farm during the Depression. As a child she was very adventurous and mischievous. She loved telling stories of these adventures to her children and grandchildren over the years. By the time she was a teenager she was the official bookkeeper and translator for her father's farm business. This, along with picking 100 lb. bags of cotton under the hot Texas sun built a lifelong strong work ethic. When her father died suddenly during her junior year of high school, she quit school in order to help her mother and younger siblings. A very proud moment for Susan occurred in 1982, when she returned to school and earned her GED.
Her family and the Quinteros family had been good friends for over two generations and immigrated to the United States together. She married Jessie Quinteros on June 23, 1956 in Temple, Texas. An avid seamstress, Susan designed and sewed her elaborate wedding dress from a pattern she made out of newspaper. They were married for 47 years when Jessie passed away in 2003. They raised seven children together. In 1973, they moved their family to McMinnville where they immediately joined St. James Catholic Church. There they met life-long friends and Susan began volunteering for various church events.
Susan worked as a custodian for Linfield College, a child care provider at the Child Development Center, and babysat children during bowling leagues at Walnut City Bowling Alley for over 20 years. She always enjoyed running into them as adults, and spoke fondly of the college students she got to know at Linfield.
Susan was an avid reader, gardener, seamstress and quilter. She always enjoyed working in her flower garden and making clothes and quilts for her children. Along with her husband, Susan was always willing to take in young undocumented people from church, those who had no nearby family, offering them a warm loving home where they could feel safe. She was also one of the first people family would call upon when they needed help.
Besides volunteering at church, Susan also volunteered her translating services at places like the Yamhill County Courthouse and Henderson House. Some of Susan's favorite pastime activities included; Spending time with her family, praying her rosary, shopping at Goodwill and St. Vincent de Paul, and enjoying the endless beauty of Oregon by going on long drives through Yamhill County and the Oregon Coast with her husband and children.
Susan is survived by three daughters, Rosemary Quinteros- Maloney (Tim) of McMinnville, Elizabeth Quinteros (Eric) of Beaverton, Teresa Quinteros (Cris) of Portland; three sons, Ricardo Quinteros of Temple, Texas, Edward Quinteros of McMinnville, Lawrence Quinteros of Yamhill; stepson, Carlos Quinteros (Graciela) of Lubbock, Texas; three sisters, Blasa Rios of Austin, Texas, Meme Balladares of San Angelo, Texas, Mary Valdez of Lubbock, Texas, one brother, Pablo Estrada of Taylor, Texas, 11 grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, and many loving nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband Jessie, son, Mariano Quinteros, granddaughter Sarah Quinteros, sister Janie Alva, and brother Chon Estrada.
Memorial contributions may be made to National Alzheimer’s Association or Oregon SOLVE in care of Macy & Son Funeral Directors, 135 N.E. Evans St., McMinnville, OR 97128.


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Aug

3:00 PM 8/22/2019 3:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 8/22/2019 7:00:00 PM
Macy & Son Funeral Directors

135 NE Evans Street
McMinnville, OR 97128

Macy & Son Funeral Directors
135 NE Evans Street McMinnville 97128 OR
United States

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Friday

23

Aug

1:00 PM 8/23/2019 1:00:00 PM
St. James Catholic Church

1145 NE 1st St.
McMinnville, OR 97128

St. James Catholic Church
1145 NE 1st St. McMinnville 97128 OR
United States

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Friday

23

Aug

1:30 PM 8/23/2019 1:30:00 PM
St. James Catholic Church

1145 NE 1st St.
McMinnville, OR 97128

St. James Catholic Church
1145 NE 1st St. McMinnville 97128 OR
United States

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St. James Cemetery Final Resting Place

Hwy 99 N & Hwy 47
McMinnville, OR 97128

Hwy 99 N & Hwy 47 McMinnville 97128 OR
United States
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