Marjorie L Vandyke
Marjorie Lucille (Porter) VanDyke
Daughter of Robert Bruce Porter and Margaret Marie (Reiling)
Born February 12, 1911 in Verboort, Oregon
Died June 23, 2005 at age of 94
Married: Joseph F. VanDyke on April 21, 1931
-Patricia Anne (VanDyke) White
-Donald Charles VanDyke
-Carol Joan (VanDyke) Moore
-Ronald Charles VanDyke
-Merle John VanDyke
Marjorie Lucille VanDyke was raised and received her education in the Verboort community, having attended. Visitation School. Following her marriage to "Joe" VanDyke, they made their home in Verboort until 1997 when they moved to the Vintage Suites in Forest Grove. Marjorie was preceded in death by her husband on May 9, 2000, after celebrating over sixty nine years of marriage. Marjorie continued to make her home in Forest Grove until 2003 when she moved to the Elderly Love Adult Foster Care Home in Cornelius
Marjorie was a homemaker and a farmer's wife. After raising five children she volunteered for twelve years for Birthright in Hillsboro, having made lots of lap robes and quilts.
Marjorie took oil painting classes and she became an accomplished oil painter. Her paintings are held dearly by her family. She also enrolled in a creative writing class at Pacific University in Forest Grove, Oregon. It was because of this class that she wrote in 1987 "Dust and Raindrops - Life on a Willamette Valley Farm - Fifty Years After The Covered Wagons", which is an accounting of her ancestral side of the family during the early years.
After Joe retired from farming they traveled each summer in their travel trailer with friends and relatives for many years. But they also especially enjoyed the Oregon Coast and had a place at Rockaway Beach where they visited often.