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Jo McIntyre

December 3, 1939 July 18, 2018
Jo McIntyre
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Jo McIntyre (née Bertha Jo McIntyre) passed quickly and painlessly at her home in Henderson, NV with family at her side on June 18, 2018.

She is survived by her children Martha Eleanor de Forest, Liz de Forest, and Robert Andrew de Forest, her grandchildren Lea Braun, Joshua Griffin, Maeve Griffin, Thunder Braun, and Jacob Griffin, and her three siblings Mary Anker, Edward McIntyre, and James McIntyre. She is predeceased by her parents Joseph Regis McIntyre and Martha Julia (Phillips) McIntyre and by her husband Robert Adams de Forest.

Jo was born December 3, 1939, in Pittsburgh, PA, graduated high school in Long Beach, CA, and college from Michigan State University in East Lansing, MI in 1972. She continued informal studies for the remainder of her life.

Jo spent her working years as a journalist writing first for the Sheridan Sun and later the Capital Press, Oregon Statesman, News Register, Oregonian, and many online and specialty publications.

The family extends their deepest gratitude to Dr. Kelly Perlewitz and all of the people who work with her.

Jo was interred at the South Yamhill Cemetery in the Jewish tradition beside her husband.

All are welcome to join us for A Celebration of Life on August 1, 2018 at 11:00 am at First Baptist Church, 125 SE Cowls St, McMinnville, OR. Rabbi David Kosak will officiate. Contact number: (503) 472-8277 Martha

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in her honor to Congregation Neveh Shalom of Portland ( or The Portland Opera (

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celebration of life




11:00 AM 8/1/2018 11:00:00 AM
First Baptist Church

125 SE Cowls
McMinnville, OR 97128

Rabbi David Kosak will officiate. Contact number: (503) 472-8277 Martha

First Baptist Church
125 SE Cowls McMinnville 97128 OR
United States

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