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CELESTE A. WARREN
December 25, 1965 ~ May 28, 2014
" We will cherish her memory
and miss her every day of our lives."
Celeste Warren, 48, passed away peacefully surrounded by loved ones at OHSU, Portland, OR, after living with ovarian cancer for nearly two years. She was born in Erie, PA, moving to Vancouver, WA in 1975, and graduating from Ft. Vancouver High School in 1984. While in high school, Celeste was active in the music program, playing flute and saxophone. She was also on the swim team and began her interest in drafting and art.
Celeste attended WSU graduating with her Bachelor of Science in Architecture in 1988 and later received her Masters from University of Oregon.
Her career in architecture spanned 25 years in Portland, working at Group Mackenzie, Ankrom Moisan, and recently, Yost Grube Hall. She truly enjoyed her career and working with many friends and colleagues throughout the years.
Celeste loved camping, traveling, Legos, golf, playing games, reading, and as a musician, she was a member of Rose City Swing and Portland Gay Symphonic Band. She had many varied interests and talents.
Celeste is survived by her life partner, Brenda Dworschak, Portland, OR; mother, Margie Warren, Vancouver, WA; brother, Larry Warren (Anna), Damascus, OR; nephew, Caleb Warren, Damascus, OR; and many aunts, uncles and cousins. She was also loved by many friends and colleagues.
She was preceded in death by her father, T.C. Warren; sister, Joyce Hixson; and niece, Molly McMahon.
A Celebration of Life will be held on Fri., June 20th at Castaway Portland, 1900 NW 18th Ave., Portland 97209. Gathering at 5:00 p.m.; service at 6:00 p.m. Celebration following, including buffet and music.
Donations in memory of Celeste may be made to The Knight Cancer Challenge for ovarian cancer research at OHSU. http://www.ohsu.edu/xd/health/services/ cancer/how-you-can-help/make-a-gift/index.cfm.
Please sign her guest book at: www.columbian.com/obits.
Evergreen Memorial Gardens Funeral Chapel
1101 NE 112th Avenue
Vancouver, WA 98684
Published in The Columbian on June 8, 2014