Connie Lee Findlay
11 January, 1946 – 15 November, 2020
Connie Lee Findlay passed away on November 15, 2020 in Clackamas, Oregon at the age of 74. She was born on January 11, 1946 to Wilbur and Evelyn (Black) Pock.
Connie graduated from Tillamook High School. She worked as an administrative assistant for Consolidated Freightways for over 30 years.
Connie enjoyed sewing and cooking. She loved her family, especially her grandchildren.
Connie is survived by her two sons, Todd and Jason Findlay, her two sisters, Beverly and Deatta and her four grandchildren, Madison, Grace, Kamden and Kaiden.
No public services will take place at this time.
No services are scheduled.
Connie Lee Findlay
3 December 2020
I met Connie 25 years ago when we both worked at CNF. Connie was the best office manager I have ever worked with and very quickly became a dear friend. She not only kept the department moving forward everyday with her great attitude she kept me in line as well.
Over the years even when we weren't working together Connie and I would get together to play cards and drink wine. I remember the time when Connie and I took the afternoon off and drove over to the casino. We had a great time gambling and of course on the way home we stopped for margaritas. Connie and I would meet at different Mexican restaurants always in search of the best margaritas.
I will miss all the good conversations we had and I will cherish the last time I was able to spend time with her. She was a great person and I will miss my good friend.
24 November 2020
I’ve known Connie through my wife for over 15 years. During that time I saw a strong person who was very independent and always knew what she wanted. When things got tough, Connie dealt with them head on. She was also very fun loving and was always getting the gang together to eat dinner, play cards and catch up on our lives.
When I had an injury back in 2016 and could no longer run (I’m a running addict), Connie was one of the few people who truly understood what I was going through and that meant a lot. I only had to mention once that I loved Rice Krispie treats and I had a continuing supply on every special occasion. And speaking of food, I met her for dinner a couple of times at Stanich’s because Connie loved a good burger and so do I - too fun. She was also a wonderful friend to my wife. They would talk for hours while having dinner with a glass (or two) of wine or when they just grabbed a Diet Coke at McDonalds.
It was hard to see her these last few years. The inner light that had once burned bright was slowly dimming. But even near the end, if you looked close, you could still catch glimpses of it. I’m so sorry that the coronavirus robbed her of having all her friends around to help her out and care for her and that there won’t be a service to celebrate her incredible life.
There will never be another Connie Findlay. I will miss her dearly.
19 November 2020
My world seems so empty since my best friend Connie passed away. For 23 years Connie has been such a big part of my life. We worked together at CNF and Schnitzer Steel, we volunteered together at the Zarephath soup kitchen and we spent so many afternoons at Geno’s Sports Bar having a margarita and sharing an order of mac and cheese. In the beginning I knew Connie as a remarkable admin and office manager who didn’t take to computers, yet she always took wonderful care of "her people". Then over the years I came to admire and love Connie for her strength, her resilience and for her fun-loving outlook on life. She always had a McDonald’s Diet Coke ready for me when I came to her house, along with stories of the grandchildren that lit up her life. And she made the best ever Rice Krispy treats! Connie loved to travel so in 2018 she and I flew to Las Vegas and stayed at The Mirage where she was in heaven. This was definitely her happy place! She struck up an easy friendship with the poolside bartender and we spent our days at our “Private Oasis Pool”, swimming, sunning and drinking super-sized margaritas. This is the joyful Connie I will always miss. I love you Connie girl.
18 November 2020
Connie loved her grandchildren fiercely and they felt the same way about her. She leaves them with such beautiful memories of the wonderful adventures they shared. She will be deeply missed.