OBITUARY

Harriet Ann Starkey

October 12, 1933March 7, 2018
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Harriet Ann Starkey died peacefully on Wednesday March 7, 2018. Viewing and rosary is scheduled for Wednesday, March 14, 2018 at 6:30 p.m. at Pegg, Paxson & Springer Funeral Chapel. Funeral mass will be held at St. Cecilia Catholic Church in Beaverton on Thursday, March 15, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. Grave side blessing will be immediately proceeding at Mt. Calvary Catholic Cemetery.

Harriet was born in Butte, Montana on October 12,1933, the daughter of Ann and Harry Mitchell. She is sister of the Robert Mitchell and the late Charles Mitchell. She graduated from Butte Central High School in 1951. She married her first husband, Vince Smith, Sr., in Anaconda Montana on June 18, 1955, and they later relocated to Beaverton, Oregon in 1965. She was widowed in1976. On March 19, 1983 Harriet married John Starkey In Portland, Oregon. She is survived by her husband, a brother, 5 children, 3 step-children, 15 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, 1 brother-in-law, 3 sisters-in-law, 3 sons-in-law, 2 daughters-in-law, and multiple nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, and cousins.

Harriet was a licensed beautician and later worked for Texaco as an accounts receivable clerk in Montana. Harriet later was a loving wife and mother that volunteered at schools as room parent for several years. She then worked for Beaverton school district as a bus driver for 23 years.

Harriet was strong in her faith, and a member of St. Cecilia Parish in Beaverton. Harriet’s family and friends were always her greatest passion in life. She greatly enjoyed playing Pinochle, Bingo, and being a part of a close-knit group of ladies that met to play BUNCO monthly for well over 45 years. Harriet was an award-winning swimmer, played softball, danced, and skied. Later in life she traveled, went water rafting down the Deschutes River, water-tubed, and truly enjoyed family camping trips.

Pre-deceased loved ones: First husband Vincent Smith Sr., Mother Ann Mitchell, Father Thomas Mitchell, Brother Charles Mitchell, son-in-law Carl Rosengreen II, brothers-in-law Wayne Lucier and Raymond Smith Sr., sisters-in-law Lorreta Lucier and HelenAnn Smith.

Family: Husband: John Starkey, Hillsboro, OR Daughters: Diane Yarbro, Grants Pass, OR, Cynthia Roberson, Mesa, AZ, Catherine Rosengreen, Beaverton, OR, Linda Garrison, Beaverton, OR. Step-daughters Rebecca Ching, Beaverton, OR, Claudia Starkey, Aloha, OR, Daughter-in-law Stephanie Smith, Aloha, OR, and Stepdaughter-in-law Debbie Starkey, Spay, OR. Sons: Vincent Smith Jr., Aloha, OR, Step-son Phillip Starkey, Spay, OR. Sons-in-law Joe Garrison, Beaverton, OR, Frank Yarbro, Grants Pass, OR, Stepson-in-law Mike Ching, Beaverton, OR. Brother Robert Mitchell, Bellevue, WA, Brother-in-law Richard Starkey, Hillsboro, OR Sisters-in-law Anita Mitchell, Walnut Creek CA, Patricia Mitchell, Bellevue WA, and Ora Starkey, Hillsboro, OR.

Services

  • Rosary Wednesday, March 14, 2018
  • Funeral Mass Thursday, March 15, 2018
  • Interment Thursday, March 15, 2018
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March 13, 2018

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