Marlene Rose Norquist Brady
Marlene Rose Brady
April 18, 1932- November 9, 2012
Marlene Rose was born April 18, 1932 the only child to William & Ruth Norquist in Klamath Falls, Oregon.
In 1936 she and her family moved to Oregon City. She graduated from Oregon City High School and went on to earn her Bachelor's Degree in Education from the University of Oregon and later earned a Master's Degree in Lbrary Science from the University of Portland. Between the two degrees, she earned the equivalency of her bachelor's degrees in Language Arts and social science, but never persued the degrees.
In 1954, she married Lemonyne Brady. He passed away in 1999. Also in 1954, she began teaching at Molalla High School and retired from there in 1990. While there, she taught a variety of subjects-College Preparatory English, Business English, Junior English, and Freshman Geography.
In 1964, She became the full-time school librarian. When the distict had two high schools for a while, she was the librarian to both. She served as the graduation supervisor for 26 years; the longest who had ever served.
From 1973 to 1982, she worked in various office positions during the summer at Textronix. Two summers she worked in their writer's groups.
After she retired in 1990, she worked for the Clackamas County Education Service Distric rewriting their audio visual catalogue. She was one of the original members of the Education Media Council and served on it until she retired from teaching.
She served as as a district representative for the People-To-People (a student foreign travel program) for several years. In 1972, she along with two other teachers from other schools, took a group of high schoolers to Europe for six weeks. They travelled to Austria, Germany, Italy and Greece, Yugoslavia and Hungary. Entering comunist countries in those years was quite an experience for the group. She served on or was a member on several state organizations dealing with evaluation, program development.
Few people know that she was the founder of the Clackamas Community College Library. She worked with Dr. Mickleson when it started in some Oak Grove offices and its move to Gladstone High School and then to trailers on Warner Milne Road when they hired a permanent Librarian.
After retirement, she entered the business sector. 1993 to 2002, she worked as a secretary/office manager for the Kelly Supply Company in Portland from which she retired to begin traveling. She was asked to return part-time in 2005. She was down-sized from there in 2009. She then turned her attention to gardening, developing many gardening areas around her large piece of property with the help of her wonderful neighbor Rick Kraushaar.
She loved traveling. After having travel to Europe in 1972, and then traveling to Russia twice to live with a friend; once in 1990 and then again for a month in 1992, she decided to do more international travel. She set the goal of traveling to all seven continents; a goal she reached. She traveled to 34 different countries, some European countries three times. She also travel to Iceland and Greenland, up the Amazon and out to the Galapagos. Africa was one of her favorite destinations.
She is survived by her daughter, Melanie Shadoan, a son, Randall, two grandchildren, Adam Shadoan and Nicole Duffy, three great-grandcildren, Charyish, Harmony, and Korin Duffy, and Susan and Gerald Rowlett whom she considered her foster children.
Remembrances may be sent to the Clackamas County Dog Shelter or Zion Lutheran Church
Reprinted from the Hillside Chapel website:
Marlene Rose Norquist Brady
Born April 18, 1932
Marlene Rose Norquist Brady was born April 18, 1932 the only child to William and Ruth Norquist in Klamath Falls.
In 1936, she and her family moved to Oregon City. She graduated from Oregon City High School and went on to earn her Bachelor's Degree in Education from the University of Oregon and later earned a Master's Degree in Library Science from the University of Portland.
In 1954, she married Lemonyne Brady, who passed away in 1999. Also in 1954, she began teaching at Molalla High School and retired from there in 1990.
She loved traveling, gardening and baking. She is survived by her daughter, Melanie Shadoan; a son, Randall; two grandchildren, Adam Shadoan and Nicole Duffy; three great-grandchildren, Charyish, Harmony and Korin Duffy; and Susan and Gerald Rowlett, whom she considered her foster children.
A funeral will be held on Saturday, Nov. 17 at 2 p.m. at Hillside Chapel in Oregon City, 503-656-4285.
Please visit Marlene's online memorial at www.hillsidechapelfh.com to leave a memory for the family and view her complete life story.
Remembrances may be sent to the Clackamas County Dog Shelter or Zion Lutheran Church.
Reprinted from The Oregonian on , published November 15, 2012 October 22, 2012.