Trina Michelle Harper

April 2, 1977April 28, 2021

Trina Michelle Harper beloved mother, daughter, partner and friend passed away at the age of 44 on April 28th, 2021 at St. Vincent’s Hospital in Portland, Oregon due to a hemorrhagic stroke.

She was born April 2nd, 1977 in Portland, Oregon. Throughout her life, her kind, generous and nurturing personality touched the lives of many. She made several contributions to the community including founding a nonprofit organization called The Wishing Tree Network to fulfill people’s most urgent needs, donating to various charities and projects including the Trevor Project and Make-A-Wish Foundation.

She is survived by her partner of 11 years, Paul Chapman, mother Patricia Schildan, father Darren Nitz, brother Joe Nitz, children: Maggie Harper, Aidan Kern, and Abigail Kern, and stepchildren: Kendel Chapman and Korbin Chapman, grandma Violet Schildan and numerous loving extended family members.

To honor this beautiful soul, share stories of remembrance on Thursday, May 13th at the Greater Portland Baptist Church starting at 3:00 pm.


No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.


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Jessica Wayne

May 8, 2021

I was part of the original wishing tree group, Trina helped my kids and I with Christmas, food, clothes and things I needed getting away from my abusive husband with her donations and even from her own pocket. She helped with birthday gifts. She was extremely giving and selfless and loved her kids.