Wayne Shambow

September 1, 1941May 27, 2018

Wayne Shambow (9-1-1941 to 5-27-2018) Mr. Wayne Shambow, born on September 1, 1941 in Grantsville, Utah, to the late Velma Breta Hammond and the late Albert LeRoy Shambow, passed away of heart failure at age 76 on May 27, 2018 in Portland, Oregon. He graduated from East High School in Kansas City, Mo. and attended Clackamas Community College in Clackamas, Oregon. Wayne served in the Marine Corps from 1962 to 1965 and he worked in the Tool Industry as a machinist at Proto Tools (Stanley Tools) and as a machinist at Warn Industries until he retired in 1994. Wayne was the loving husband of 53 years to Glenda Joyce Martin. He was preceded in death by his brothers, Raymond LeRoy Shambow and Mike Rita; and sisters, Fay Bowers and Helen Espericueta. Wayne is survived by his loving wife, Joyce; daughters, Debra Lynn VanBlaricom (Robert) and Cynthia Denise Everett (Dan); sister, Carol Gear (Jerry); grandchildren, Dustin Wayne Hittle, Danielle Yvonne Horsley (Sgt. Spencer Horsley USMC), Elizabeth Cruchon, Kris Ann Farkas, Jessica Marie Johnson (Jeremy), and Sean Holland (Kelly); and 7 great-grandchildren. He also leaves behind his cat, Missy and dog, Cassie. Wayne loved photography, traveling, hunting, collecting odds and ends and spending time with family and friends. He enjoyed working in his yard and visiting with neighbors who would walk by. He built a dog obstacle course for Cassie which he put out on the island in front of the house so other neighbors who walk their dogs could enjoy it too. He was also a volunteer at S.O.L.V.E. and enjoyed helping others and donating to the Veterans anything he might be able to give them. He was a very giving person. His favorite thing to do every year for his birthday is to go see his friends of the 79th New York Highlanders put on the Civil War Reenactment at Ft. Stevens Park over his birthday (Labor Day) weekend. For his 71st birthday, his daughter Denise and her college instructor Mark McKnight treated him to participate and be sworn in to the Union of the 79th NY Highlanders. They played happy birthday by bagpipe and drums; the kids in the union picked berries and apples and they cooked him a cobbler and boiled stew over the fire pit to celebrate. It was a memory he never forgot and he always bragged about how much fun it was. He really enjoyed his time with all the men of the 79th for making him feel welcome. If you ever want something to do over Labor Day weekend, he would always recommend going to see the Civil War Reenactments. It is enjoyable for adults and kids and knowledgeable. The family invites donations in Wayne's name to Wounded Warrior Project. Friends and family can pay their respects at the military honors service on Tuesday, July 10 from 1:00 to 1:30 p.m. at Willamette National Cemetery, 11801 SE Mt Scott Blvd, Portland, Oregon, 97086. Officiating: Larry Martin Bag Pipes by: Doug Hunt Reception following at Columbia Park Cottage: North Lombard Ave & Woolsey St, Portland, OR 97203


10 July

Memorial Service with Military Honors

1:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Willamette National Cemetery

11800 SE Mt. Scott Blvd.
Portland, OR 97086


Wayne Shambow

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Mary (Sprouse) Duff

June 13, 2018

Our deepest condolences to Glenda and family for your loss of Wayne. Jim and I enjoyed spending time with Glenda and Wayne when we were first married and Glenda and Mary worked for the "phone" company. Although we lost touch over the years we still have fond memories of those times together. We send our love and hope the happy memories of your life together bring you peace as you grieve your loss.

Denise Everett

June 10, 2018

Mom and dad spent 53 years as husband and wife. Dad passing the day before their anniversary.
Mom and dad started dating when mom was only 15 and dad was 18. She will love him and miss him every day of her life.

Denise Everett

June 10, 2018

Family meant everything to dad.

Denise Everett

June 10, 2018

Dad and mom doing SOLV with WARN Ind.