Jean Lawrence Thorpe
Nov. 17, 1934 - Jan. 9, 2022
Jean Lawrence Thorpe died Sunday, Jan. 9, 2022 after two days of hospice care. She went out on her own terms.
Jean was born and raised in Portland. She attended Catlin School, where she made wonderful, lifelong friends. Jean went to Stephens College in Missouri. She became an x-ray technician at Good Samaritan Hospital in Portland where she met her future husband of 58 years, John. She was a long-time volunteer for the Northwest Pilot Project, Meals on Wheels, and the Washington Park Rose Garden. Jean was known for her genuine kindness and her sweet mix of humor and common sense. Three of her favorite places: her grandparents' summer home in Bridal Veil, Ore.; the family cabin on Mt. Hood, where she became a great skier; and Arch Cape, Ore., where she enjoyed taking long walks on the sand. Jean was always up for an adventure. If you asked her to join you on a trip -- Ireland, Israel, Spain, China, Poland, wherever -- the answer was, "Yes, sign me up!"
Jean was preceded in death by her husband, John. She is survived by her brother, Bill Lawrence; son, Steven (Lori); and daughter, Ericka Staley (Ernie); grandchildren, Alex Staley, Allison Staley (Daniel Sheridan), McKenzie Staley, Mellissa Thorpe; and many, many cousins. She was lucky enough to have two beautiful great-grandsons, Andrew and little Ernie. Her family loved her to pieces and will miss her greatly.
A private get together at a future date will be arranged. Remembrances to Meals on Wheels People.
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Published by The Oregonian from Jan. 12 to Jan. 16, 2022.