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Lillian E. McLaughlin

April 28, 1925 February 19, 2018
Lillian E. McLaughlin
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Lillian was born in Aberdeen, WA, to Egbert S. Oliver and Helen N. (Albee) Oliver. She grew up in Salem, OR and attended Willamette U. rapidly completing her undergraduate degree in 2.5 years. Lillian taught in Madras, OR then in 1947 enrolled at Western Washington College where she met Stanley "Pat" McLaughlin. After a whirlwind courtship, they married in Salem on December 27, 1947. They remained lovingly married for 57 years.
Lillian and Pat's first child, Terry Alan, died at birth and Lillian nearly died herself from complications after anesthesia. She survived and she and Pat raised four children together in Portland where Lillian taught first grade at Abernethy Elementary School for nearly two decades. After retirement, she and Pat lived in Neotsu, OR and then in McMinnville. Lillian is survived by her children, Mary McLaughlin of Seattle, Margaret "Peggy" Jacobson of McMinnville, Tom McLaughlin of Portland, and Brian McLaughlin of Lake Oswego.
Lillian was a kind and thoughtful person, a fiercely dedicated mother and teacher, a romantic at heart, and passionate about doing right. She will be very much missed by those who knew her best. The family will hold a private memorial to honor her memory and celebrate her life.


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