Person:Marian Stinsman (1)

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m. 05 DEC 1953
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Name[1][2][3][4][5][6][7][8] Marian Elizabeth Stinsman
Gender Female
Birth[1][2][3][5][6][7][8] 31 MAY 1921 'Holiday Park Hospital', Portland, Multnomah Co., Oregon
Other[5] 03 APR 1930 Portland, Multnomah Co., Oregon1930 Census
Marriage 05 DEC 1953 Portland, Multnomah Co., Oregonto Robert Aaron 'Bob' Basso
Divorce 1961 Portland, Multnomah Co., Oregonfrom Robert Aaron 'Bob' Basso
Alt Marriage 05 MAR 1962 Stevenson, Skamania Co., Washingtonto Robert Aaron 'Bob' Basso
Medical? SEP 1967 Portland, Multnomah Co., Oregonheart attack
Divorce 29 SEP 1978 Portland, Multnomah Co., Oregonfrom Robert Aaron 'Bob' Basso
Residence[6] 1994 Portland, Multnomah Co., Oregon
Death[1][2][3] 19 JUL 1997 Portland, Multnomah Co., OregonCause: heart failure
Burial[3] Camp Kuratli, Boring, Clackamas Co., Oregonby cliff behind the nature house
Soc Sec No[2] 542-14-7940

My mom was a unique woman for her time. She was quite outspoken, always ready to speak her mind. It always seemed to embarrass me whenever she got on her soapbox. She had the kind of personality that dearmed anyone unfriendly and always had the ear of several business executives in Portland, enabling them to donate items or funds to The Salvation Army family services.

She grew up in Portland, schooling at William D. Boyce grade school, graduating from Jefferson High School in 1938. She attended Albany College from 1938 to 1942, graduating with a Bachelor's degree in Social Services. When she graduated, the College had moved to the West hills of Portland, changing to Lewis & Clark College in 1942.

Mom worked for the Kaiser Shipyards during WWisconsinI as a secretary, but moved into State welfare by 1944. She was tireless in her duties and took her job seriously. She had great insight in her job as a case worker and was able to discern when a person was trying to 'use the system.'

In 1964, Marian was offered the job as Family Service Director for the Portland area, a position she held until retirement in 1984.

The Oregonian (Obiituary): A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, July 24, 1997, in the Salvation Army Tabernacle for Marian Elizabeth Basso, who died July 19 of heart disease at age 76. Mrs. Basso was born May 31, 1921, in Portland. Her maiden name was Stinsman. She was a retired social worker and director of the Salvation Army's family service department for 20 years. Survivors include her son, Paul M. of Dallas; daughter, Alice Leihua of Beaverton; brother, Robert N. of Grants Pass; stepmother, Nancy L. Stinsman of Gresham; and five grandchildren. Arrangements are by Alpine Cremation Service. The family suggests remembrances to the Salvaton Army's family services department. (found on www.findagrave.com)

Marian was a life-long Portlander, and loved everything about the city. She spent over 40 years doing social service work, first for the State of Oregon, then the last 20 years as the Family Service Director of The Salvation Army Family Services in Multnomah, Washington, and Clackamas Counties. She loved to work with needy people, and always tried to give the people a little more than what they were seeking. She was camp director for the Mothers' and Childrens' Camp offered at Camp Trestle Glen every summer, bringing low-income families out of the cities, and allowing them time to get reacquainted with themselves. She also made sure that she had professional people come to the camp to show the mothers new ways to shop for food, care for their families, and ways to get them off of drugs and alcohol dependencies. Through her efforts, countless families worked their way of the welfare roles and into the active community, with many achieving goals they never would have thought possible, if not for the help of Marian and her love for them. In Marian's off times, she was an avid fisherwoman, known to catch her limit of rainbow and cutthroat trout each time she went out. She was also a Girl Scout Professional in her younger days, including having an active role in preparing the Spirit Lake Girl Scout Camp, by Mt. St. Helens. She knew Harry Truman, the fiesty old man who owned the Spirit Lake Lodge and died on May 18, 1980, when the mountain exploded. Her heart went out to him, but she knew he wouldn't leave his beloved lake or the mountain that threatened his very existence. Marian was a good mother to her two children, Paul and Alice, and did what she could to keep the family going smoothly. She passed from this earth on her son's 43rd birthday, and had she lived only 1 hour and 15 minutes longer, it would have been exactly 43 years to the minute from when she gave birth to him. She was there to watch him come into the world, and he was by her side as she left the world to enter into her Father's kingdom. She is in Heaven enjoying her new found body and freedom. She is missed by all of her family and friends. Mom, you were a wonderful mother. We miss you. Aloha nui loa!!! My mom was a unique woman for her time. She was quite outspoken, always ready to speak her mind. It always seemed to embarrass me whenever she got on her soapbox. She had the kind of personality that dearmed anyone unfriendly and always had the ear of several business executives in Portland, enabling them to donate items or funds to The Salvation Army family services.

She grew up in Portland, schooling at William D. Boyce grade school, graduating from Jefferson High School in 1938. She attended Albany College from 1938 to 1942, graduating with a Bachelor's degree in Social Services. When she graduated, the College had moved to the West hills of Portland, changing to Lewis & Clark College in 1942.

Mom worked for the Kaiser Shipyards during WWisconsinI as a secretary, but moved into State welfare by 1944. She was tireless in her duties and took her job seriously. She had great insight in her job as a case worker and was able to discern when a person was trying to 'use the system.'

In 1964, Marian was offered the job as Family Service Director for the Portland area, a position she held until retirement in 1984.

The Oregonian (Obiituary): A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, July 24, 1997, in the Salvation Army Tabernacle for Marian Elizabeth Basso, who died July 19 of heart disease at age 76. Mrs. Basso was born May 31, 1921, in Portland. Her maiden name was Stinsman. She was a retired social worker and director of the Salvation Army's family service department for 20 years. Survivors include her son, Paul M. of Dallas; daughter, Alice Leihua of Beaverton; brother, Robert N. of Grants Pass; stepmother, Nancy L. Stinsman of Gresham; and five grandchildren. Arrangements are by Alpine Cremation Service. The family suggests remembrances to the Salvaton Army's family services department.

My mom was a unique woman for her time. She was quite outspoken, always ready to speak her mind. It always seemed to embarrass me whenever she got on her soapbox. She had the kind of personality that dearmed anyone unfriendly and always had the ear of several business executives in Portland, enabling them to donate items or funds to The Salvation Army family services.

She grew up in Portland, schooling at William D. Boyce grade school, graduating from Jefferson High School in 1938. She attended Albany College from 1938 to 1942, graduating with a Bachelor's degree in Social Services. When she graduated, the College had moved to the West hills of Portland, changing to Lewis & Clark College in 1942.

Mom worked for the Kaiser Shipyards during WWisconsinI as a secretary, but moved into State welfare by 1944. She was tireless in her duties and took her job seriously. She had great insight in her job as a case worker and was able to discern when a person was trying to 'use the system.'

In 1964, Marian was offered the job as Family Service Director for the Portland area, a position she held until retirement in 1984.

The Oregonian (Obiituary): A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, July 24, 1997, in the Salvation Army Tabernacle for Marian Elizabeth Basso, who died July 19 of heart disease at age 76. Mrs. Basso was born May 31, 1921, in Portland. Her maiden name was Stinsman. She was a retired social worker and director of the Salvation Army's family service department for 20 years. Survivors include her son, Paul M. of Dallas; daughter, Alice Leihua of Beaverton; brother, Robert N. of Grants Pass; stepmother, Nancy L. Stinsman of Gresham; and five grandchildren. Arrangements are by Alpine Cremation Service. The family suggests remembrances to the Salvaton Army's family services department.

My mom was a unique woman for her time. She was quite outspoken, always ready to speak her mind. It always seemed to embarrass me whenever she got on her soapbox. She had the kind of personality that dearmed anyone unfriendly and always had the ear of several business executives in Portland, enabling them to donate items or funds to The Salvation Army family services.

She grew up in Portland, schooling at William D. Boyce grade school, graduating from Jefferson High School in 1938. She attended Albany College from 1938 to 1942, graduating with a Bachelor's degree in Social Services. When she graduated, the College had moved to the West hills of Portland, changing to Lewis & Clark College in 1942.

Mom worked for the Kaiser Shipyards during WWisconsinI as a secretary, but moved into State welfare by 1944. She was tireless in her duties and took her job seriously. She had great insight in her job as a case worker and was able to discern when a person was trying to 'use the system.'

In 1964, Marian was offered the job as Family Service Director for the Portland area, a position she held until retirement in 1984.

The Oregonian (Obiituary): A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, July 24, 1997, in the Salvation Army Tabernacle for Marian Elizabeth Basso, who died July 19 of heart disease at age 76. Mrs. Basso was born May 31, 1921, in Portland. Her maiden name was Stinsman. She was a retired social worker and director of the Salvation Army's family service department for 20 years. Survivors include her son, Paul M. of Dallas; daughter, Alice Leihua of Beaverton; brother, Robert N. of Grants Pass; stepmother, Nancy L. Stinsman of Gresham; and five grandchildren. Arrangements are by Alpine Cremation Service. The family suggests remembrances to the Salvaton Army's family services department. (found on www.findagrave.com)

Marian was a life-long Portlander, and loved everything about the city. She spent over 40 years doing social service work, first for the State of Oregon, then the last 20 years as the Family Service Director of The Salvation Army Family Services in Multnomah, Washington, and Clackamas Counties. She loved to work with needy people, and always tried to give the people a little more than what they were seeking. She was camp director for the Mothers' and Childrens' Camp offered at Camp Trestle Glen every summer, bringing low-income families out of the cities, and allowing them time to get reacquainted with themselves. She also made sure that she had professional people come to the camp to show the mothers new ways to shop for food, care for their families, and ways to get them off of drugs and alcohol dependencies. Through her efforts, countless families worked their way of the welfare roles and into the active community, with many achieving goals they never would have thought possible, if not for the help of Marian and her love for them. In Marian's off times, she was an avid fisherwoman, known to catch her limit of rainbow and cutthroat trout each time she went out. She was also a Girl Scout Professional in her younger days, including having an active role in preparing the Spirit Lake Girl Scout Camp, by Mt. St. Helens. She knew Harry Truman, the fiesty old man who owned the Spirit Lake Lodge and died on May 18, 1980, when the mountain exploded. Her heart went out to him, but she knew he wouldn't leave his beloved lake or the mountain that threatened his very existence. Marian was a good mother to her two children, Paul and Alice, and did what she could to keep the family going smoothly. She passed from this earth on her son's 43rd birthday, and had she lived only 1 hour and 15 minutes longer, it would have been exactly 43 years to the minute from when she gave birth to him. She was there to watch him come into the world, and he was by her side as she left the world to enter into her Father's kingdom. She is in Heaven enjoying her new found body and freedom. She is missed by all of her family and friends. Mom, you were a wonderful mother. We miss you. Aloha nui loa!!!

References
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Oregon Death Index, 1903-98.

    Record for Stinsman, Marian Elizabeth

  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 SS Death Index.

    Record for Stinsman, Marian Elizabeth

  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Find A Grave.

    Record for Stinsman, Marian Elizabeth (Memorial# 11875593 created 3 Oct 2005 by Paul Basso)

  4. Hawai`i Birth Certificate.

    Record for Basso, Paul Maynard Kealoha

  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 1930 US Federal Census
    Portland, Multnomah, Oregon.

    Record for Stinsman, Maynard Lyons

  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 US Public Records Index, Vol 1.

    Record for Stinsman, Marian Elizabeth (13216 SE Stark St, Portland, OR, 97233-1549)

  7. 7.0 7.1 Oregon Marriage Records.

    Record for Basso, Robert Aaron - Stinsman, Marian Elizabeth

  8. 8.0 8.1 Washington Marriage Certificates.

    Record for Basso, Robert Aaron - Basso, Marian Stinsman