Marian G. Sly

November 4, 1922August 20, 2012

Marian was born November 4th 1922 in Portland Oregon on 39th and Davis to David and Lydia Billeter. She graduated from Laurelhurst Grade School, Grant High School and attended college at Baylor University in Texas. She married Vinson V. Sly of Portland in 1945 and together they raised three children, Steve, Marsh and Cathy. Her daughter Cathy and husband Vinson preceded her in death.

She is survived by sons Steve (Sarah) of Cottage Grove, Marsh (Sharon) of Portland and Son in-law David (Lynn) of Poland Ohio, three grandsons, David, Geoff and Danny and one granddaughter Amy. The first 25 years of her marriage to Vince were on 52nd and Hoyt Street and then they moved to Hood River for a retirement in the orchard country of the upper valley. They moved back to Portland to Summer Place in East Portland and finally to assisted living in Cottage Grove where she passed away on August 20th from age related causes. Marian loved gardening, camping and the great outdoors.

She and her husband kept a large vegetable garden for many years and enjoyed the yield year around through canning and freezing. She was loving and caring and devoted to her family and church. Marian was a lifelong church member in the Baptist faith and attended Hinson Baptist church in Portland. A remembrance of life will be held in Portland on October 6th at 10:00am at Lincoln Memorial Park Cemetery on Mt Scott. Please make comments and sign the Lincoln Memorial Park guest book.


  • A Remembrance Of Life Saturday, October 6, 2012

Marian G. Sly

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Robin Cooley

December 5, 2012

I just found out that Cathy is gone and now that both Vinson and Marian are gone as well. I remember visiting with the Slys with Cathy when we were attending Seattle Pacific together. The Slys were such a loving family and Cathy was such a dear friend. My heart is just breaking today.

Marsh Sly

August 23, 2012

Mom I know that the last few years have been hard on you as your memory slid farther and farther away. But we remember you and your devotion to Dad, your family and friends. You can rest now with dad and know that we will always think of you with love and kindness.