Jane Priscilla Vogland

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    - Sally-Jo Armstrong
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    - Judy Vogland
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Service Information
Lake Grove Presbyterian Church
4040 Sunset Dr
Lake Oswego, OR 97035
Memorial service
Friday, May 11, 2018
1:00 PM
Lake Grove Presbyterian Church
4040 Sunset Drive
Lake Oswego, OR
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May 16, 1919 ~ April 1, 2018

Jane Priscilla Vogland, 98, a longtime resident of Portland, OR, passed away Easter Sunday morning April 1, 2018. Jane Gill was born and raised in Portland with two adventurous and artistic sisters who traveled across the United States via railroad at a young age. Her father, Edwin Gill, a bookkeeper for Union Pacific Railroad, encouraged his young daughter to have strong character and interest in family history. Her mother, Lydia Gill, taught her skills and appreciation for healthy living and care of family.
Jane married handsome, athletic John Oscar Vogland April 18, 1941. Both attended Jefferson High School. They welcomed two daughters, Marijane and Judy Lee into their busy lives, establishing their family home in SW Portland. Jane was an active PTA chair for neighborhood Capitol Hill School and Wilson High School. While John built rock walls, patios and decks, Jane became a Master Gardener and landscaped, gardened and harvested volumes of vegetables, fruits, nuts and grapes.
Jane was a lifelong organizer of all things. Honing her skills with record keeping for doctors, real estate and school office settings, this pre-computer age phenom of a mother became the Records Manager for the Port of Portland and the National Chair for ARMA, traveling the country sharing her organizing practices. She set up systems for the Oregon Governor's office, State of Oregon, Portland Art Museum plus became Chair of Chancel Guild then Archivist for favorite church Lake Grove Presbyterian.
Jane had great energy for family, friends, cooking and entertaining. She could make or do anything. She wrote a memoir cookbook of her mother's recipes and memory booklets of husband John, her sisters, their spouses and her parents. Her greatest pleasures were in preparing a delicious meal, thematically dressing the table with vegetables and flowers from her garden and sharing it all with her children and grandchildren.
Jane was preceded in death by her husband, John Oscar; her two sisters; and her parents.
She is survived by her two children and their spouses, Marijane and Larry O'Leary of Vancouver and Judy Vogland and Bob Dayton of Portland; three grandchildren, Barton Brown, Henderson, NV, Peter Brown of Portland, OR and Taylor Ryder of Pacifica, CA; plus 7 great-grandchildren.
Memorial services for this hard working professional will take place at 1:00 p.m., Friday, May 11, 2018, at Lake Grove Presbyterian Church, 4040 Sunset Drive in Lake Oswego, OR.
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Published in The Columbian on May 6, 2018
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