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Vernon V. Hinshaw

July 21, 1927 June 3, 2019
Vernon V. Hinshaw
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Vernon V. Hinshaw was born July 21, 1927 to Virgil V. and Hazel (Reed) Hinshaw in Newberg, OR. He grew up in Newberg, attending school there for 9-1/2 years. He went to Greenleaf Academy in Greenleaf, ID and graduated from Olney, a private Quaker college prep-school in Barnesville, OH. He met and married Edith R. Johnson while at Olney, and returned to Newberg. In 1950 Vernon and Edie moved to Centerville, WA where they farmed for 20 years. They raised 4 children, 2 boys and 2 girls. In 1970, they sold the farm and moved to Gladstone, OR, where they bought a health food store. In 1972 they bought Parkway Health Foods, in McMinnville, OR, and in 1976, they opened Parkway 2, in the Town Center of McMinnville. In the 80’s they sold the 3rd Street Parkway and continued running the Parkway 2 store until Edie passed away in 2003. Vernon long-haul trucked with his oldest son, Phil for a while, and he got his pilot’s license in 1974. He loved to fly! Vern was a gentle, kind man, and many people looked to him as a father throughout the years. Vern was unashamedly a Christian. He was a member of Baker Creek Community Church and The Gideons. Vern was a great story teller, and he had many stories to tell!
Vern was preceded in death by his wife, Edie, his youngest son, David, his youngest daughter, Tricia, his sister Ruth and her husband, Glen, his son-in-law, Dan, and his daughter-in-law, Dona. Vern is survived by his son, Phil, and his daughter, Kathy. He has 13 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren. He lived a quiet, peaceful life, and will be missed by those who knew and loved him.
Services will be held Sunday, July 14th at 2:00 p.m. at Baker Creek Community Church. To leave online condolences, please visit

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2:00 PM 7/14/2019 2:00:00 PM
Baker Creek Community Church

325 NE Baker Creek Road
McMinnville, OR 97128

Baker Creek Community Church
325 NE Baker Creek Road McMinnville 97128 OR
United States

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