OBITUARY

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 cardiac arrest at the age of 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 active duty in the Marine Corps from 1962 to 1965 and in the Marine Corps Reserves until 1968. He worked many jobs while growing up and traveling with his family all over following the building of Dams and other work. As an adult Wayne worked in the tool industry as a machinist at Proto Tools (Stanley Tools) and as a machinist at Warn Industries until he retired. 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 and taught his daughter Denise all about photography since she was a little girl. Before his passing, they would go out together and take photos of lot's of landscapes and then come home and look through them. He loved how his daughter took such great photos and told everyone he could about them. Even sending friends her calendars she would make every year with photos she took. Wayne loved to travel, he has been to every state in the United States and Japan, Korea, Mexico, Canada and others while in the service. Wayne enjoyed hunting with his son-in-law Dan and his cousins in Clatskanie, Oregon and his friends in Eastern Oregon. He also enjoyed collecting odds and ends and spending time with family and friends. He loved to plan family events and reunions and tell everyone he could the best places to go camping or travel to. 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 volunteered to help rebuild Fort Clatsop by Astoria when it burned down in 2005. He was also a volunteer with 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 and caring 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 State Park over his birthday (Labor Day) weekend. For his 70th 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. Wayne was a true Patriot and he collected anything to do with the military. He was a true Marine through and through. 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, 2018 from 1:00 to 1:30 p.m. at Willamette National Cemetery, 11801 SE Mt Scott Blvd, Portland, Oregon, 97086. Bag Pipes by: Doug Hunt Reception following at Columbia Park Cottage: 4339 North Lombard Ave & Woolsey St, Portland, OR 97203 You can call Denise if you need directions. 971-235-8895

Services

  • Memorial Service with Military Honors Tuesday, July 10, 2018
REMEMBERING

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.

FROM THE FAMILY