Jill Garrow

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JILL GARROW
December 12, 1942 ~ April 24, 2017

Jill Garrow, passed away on April 24, 2017, in Vancouver, WA at the age of 74. The youngest of five children, Jill was born on Dec. 12, 1942 to Russ and Clara Yockey. She moved to Eugene, OR in her early years and graduated from North Eugene High School in 1960.
After high school, Jill attended Oregon State University and Southern Oregon College graduating with a degree in Education. She continued her education at Lewis and Clark College and the University of Portland.
Throughout her career, Jill got to experience amazing jobs like being a radio weather girl in Eugene and working for Fashion Enterprises in Portland, OR. Her favorite job was teaching in Central Point, OR, Eugene and the Vancouver School District. After 22 years, she retired in 2010.
After retirement, Jill loved finding new things to do and see. Her favorite things were traveling, meeting new people, volunteering at New Heights Church and the Food Bank, and participating in charity walks. Through her faith and wonderful friends she found such peace and joy.
Jill was married 26 years and is survived by her children, Russ and Jane; grandchildren, Lauren and John; brother, Kent Yockey; and sister, Lois Jones.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and brothers, Jay and Tim Yockey.
She "fought the good fight", she "finished the race"
and she "kept the faith". 2Timothy 4:7
Services will be held at New Heights (Main) Church in Vancouver, WA on Sat., May 13, 2017 at 11:00.am.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be mailed to Rose Haven, PO Box 10405, Portland, OR 97296. Phone: 503.248.6364.
Please send condolences to:
www.evergreenmemorialgardens.com
and www.columbian.com/obits.

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Published in The Columbian on May 7, 2017