Mary Ann Jeffreys Powell

Profile Updated: February 28, 2022
Residing In: Sixes & The Dalles, OR
Spouse/Partner: widowed
Occupation: retired -Funeral director/owner
Children: Kitty 1967
Mark 1970

Kitty died of breast cancer on April 21, 2014.

Proud grandmother of seven grandchildren
Edison- 22 years old, recovering from brain injury
Emily-21 senior at Stanford
Claire Bleu- 20 senior at Illinois Institute of Technology
Kira-19 Sophomore University of British Columbia
Oscar-19 taking time after high school to work in family business
Tucker-17 runner at Portland's Cleveland High School
Milo-14 8th grader and basketball player

Update: Feb. 29, 2022: Have sold my Sixes home and returned to The Dalles. Truly miss the coast but I needed to be nearer family and good garden help is hard to find.

I live at Sixes, OR on five acres of forest land, called Elf Dell, four miles from the beach and twenty miles south of Bandon. In December 2010, my "old age house" in The Dalles was completed out by The Dalles Dam on the Columbia River. I bounce back and forth between my two homes; enjoying gardening and the woods at Elf Dell and to TD to see family and keep my tabs on rental properties. Also, regularly stop by my son's latest project, Clock Tower Ales, a pub (and coming soon brewery) in the second Wasco County Courthouse built in 1880s. I am completely retired having sold the family business (Spencer, Libby & Powell Funeral Home) to my son, Mark.

I love retirement with time to do as I wish...whether it is digging a new flower bed, staining the deck, cutting down alder trees, baking bread, sewing, hiking the hills and beach, reading all day, traveling with the grandkids or just basking in the sun for an afternoon.

Life has had it ups and downs especially the last 10 years; a granddaughter has beat leukemia, my elder daughter, Kitty, died April 2014 after brave battle against breast cancer and the loss of my husband following a heart valve replacement in 2004. But I find great joy in each day with my wonderful family, good friends, being able to wander the woods and beaches and to be blessed with good health and strength.

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Feb 28, 2022 at 6:33 PM
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Posted on: Feb 28, 2022 at 8:30 AM

Happy birthday (tomorrow???), Mary Ann!!

Feb 29, 2020 at 10:20 PM
Feb 29, 2020 at 2:10 PM

Happy birthday, Mary Ann!!

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Posted on: Feb 29, 2016 at 8:18 AM

Happy birthday Mary Ann. sorry for so many losses in your life, but thankful for the blessings too, Have great day!

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Posted on: Jun 19, 2015 at 6:40 PM

So enjoyed reading your story. Sorry you have suffered such loss, but happy for the many blessings you havr received too.

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