Alice Bernadette Tanory
August 26, 1944 – January 4, 2019
Beloved Wife, Mother and Grandmother
Alice Bernadette "Bernie" Tanory passed away suddenly on January 4th, 2019. She was born on August 26th, 1944 to Albert and Genevieve Cop in Forest Grove, Oregon. A lifelong Portland area resident, she graduated from St. Mary's Academy in 1962. Later that year, she married Ted Tanory, whom she won at an auction in the school lunchroom held by a close friend who had way too many boyfriends. 56 years and 2 children later, she never regretted the 25 cents it cost her.
Bernie was a supportive military wife for 34 years. Once the kids started school she attended Mt. Hood community College, where she attained an associates degree in retail floristry in 1977. She created beautiful floral designs for many years at local East County shops. She then began a career as an executive administrative assistant at the Kaiser Permanente Rockwood medical office until her retirement in 2006.
As a 4th generation Oregonian, she loved the outdoors. Berry picking on her aunt and uncle's farm as a child, family hunting trips, and discovering nature while traveling with dear friends Lamar and Eileen Greene. She shared a love of nature photography with Ted, especially waterfalls and dead trees. After retirement she served as an officer for Multnomah Anglers and Hunters, alongside her brother Tony who has been President for many years. She always looked forward to the next casino run with her brother, sister and great gambling buddies.
She is survived by her husband Ted; children Kristine (Tanory) and Corey Fox, and Mike and Sharrell Tanory; grandchildren Nicole, Joshua, Shauna and Marissa; and great-grandchildren Brielle, Owen and Zachary; Siblings Cecilia Harvey and Anthony Cop and many beloved nieces, nephews and cousins.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Multnomah Anglers and Hunters scholarship fund benefiting selected students in the wildlife management program at Oregon State University.
MULTNOMAH ANGLERS & HUNTERS P.O. Box 13771 Portland, OR 97213
- Celebration of Life Saturday, January 12, 2019
Alice Bernadette Tanory
January 8, 2019
There really are no words to express how very sorry I am for your loss. Bernie was always a smiling face and a kind word.
Again, you know that if you need anything at all, I am just a phone call away.
Love to you all!