Obituaries & Tributes

Carl Fredrick Cline

date of birth March 5 1955

date of death October 18 2018

Carl Fredrick Cline decedent of Jacob and Sarah (Spilman) Robbins, Oregon Pioneers of 1852 wagon train died on October 18, 2018 at Pheasant Pointe Assisted Living in Molalla, Oregon. Carl was born at the Silverton Hospital on March 5, 1955. He was 63 years old at death. He was born to Orville Lester Cline and Gena Muller Cline of Molalla.

His grandparents on his mother’s side were Frank Fredrick Muller and Zella Shaver Muller. Zella’s parents were William Arthur Shaver and Della Gina Robbins Shaver. They were Carl’s Great Grandparents. Great-great grandparents are Levi Robbins and Ediff Barger, decedents of Jacob and Sarah Robbins. All are buried in the Adams Cemetery.

Carl will be placed with his mother and father in the Adams cemetery overlooking the farm where Carl lived his entire life. The farm belonged to Frank and Zella Muller (Grandparents). When Carl’s parents Orville and Gena married the farm was presented as a wedding gift, and still remains in the family today. Carl’s sister Christine Cline Foster and brother in law Virgil Randel Foster are living on the farm today which has become a leased operation for Holiday Christmas Trees.

In the past this farm was an active family farm raising sheep, cows, pigs, chickens and crops. It was self-sustaining until about the mid 70’s when changes needed to be made. This was when the land was turned over leasing it to the Christmas tree operation came about along, the Romney sheep still remain. Carl took over much of the care of the sheep.

Later in about 1989 Carl started working for Smucker in Woodburn, a food processing plant. He was a member of the teamsters. He worked with Smuckers until 2003, about 15 years.

The Romney sheep remained on the farm until last year in November or December when Carl had an accident and fell off the top of some Hay Bales breaking the femur in his leg. At this time is when Carl’s health started declining, and became evident that it would be impossible to take care of the sheep and at that time they were sold. It was a sad time to part with something you’ve been with all your life.

Carl had many interests including drawing cartoons, He was extremely gifted. All he needed was a pencil and paper and it was like magic. His cartoons were published in the Molalla Pioneer and Capital Press. He was the recipient of The Shepard Award for his Cartoons at Homer Davenport Festival for several years.

Carl exhibited Romney Sheep at the Clackamas County and Oregon State Fairs for many year while in 4-H. His was part of the Teasel Creek 4-H Livestock club, Molalla FFA and open Class (The Cline Family Romneys).


Carl was also a member of Molalla Historical Society. He has been Master of Molalla Grange 310 and was a member of the Smyrna United Church of Christ.

Carl was loved and will be deeply missed.


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