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Beverly Joan Woolhiser
date of birth February 5 1938
date of death November 1 2020
Beverly Joan Woolhiser, 82, of Canby, Oregon, passed into the arms of her Lord with loving family by her side on Sunday, November 1, 2020, at 1:30 PM in Tualatin, Oregon.
Bev was born on February 5, 1938, in Salem, Oregon. She was the daughter of Marguerite (Clark) Fox and Earl Fox as well as sister to Margie Winans, Jim Fox and Delbert Fox. Bev attended school in Canby, Oregon until she transferred to Redmond High School where she graduated in 1956. As an academic, she went on to achieve her BS in Elementary Education from Oregon State University in June, 1968. She would then go on to obtain her MS in Education from Western Oregon University in June, 1977. Bev married Darrell Edward Woolhiser on September 21, 1958 and during their time together they had four children.
Bev was extremely passionate about education and encouraged children to explore their own passions in their learning. She instilled a love for lifelong learning that was specifically tailored to each student. Bev inspired teachers and created programs to give educators the tools they needed to make these dreams a reality. She was a teacher for the Canby School District and Oregon City School District before becoming the Talented and Gifted Coordinator for the Multnomah County Education Service District.
In retirement, she was free to enjoy her hobbies, which included gardening, quilting, playing the piano, singing, watching her Beavers and Blazers, traveling and spending time with her beloved family. She was a devout Christian and loved God. She played the organ and sang for Bethany Evangelical Free Church. She played her final concert accompanying her grandson, Joshua Coyle, on piano during his 6th grade orchestra concert.
Bev is survived by her loving sister, Margie (Carl) Winans; brother, Jim Fox; three daughters, Vicki Woolhiser, Kristen (Troy) Mitchell, and Lynne Woolhiser; son, Kenten (Colleen) Woolhiser; five grandchildren, Joshua, Kelsye, Jesse, Darrell and James.
Bev is preceded in death by her mother and father, Marguerite and Earl Fox and her brother Delbert Fox.
Bev was the type of person who always saw the best in people. Her laugh and smile would brighten a room. She was a bright light in this world that shone on everyone she met, especially on her family, students, and friends. There will be a gravesite service, Monday, November 9, 2020 at Zion Cemetery in Canby, Oregon 97013, with a virtual memorial held at a later date. The virtual memorial will be announced through her Facebook page.
5 tribute candles have been lit
Candle lit by Troy Mitchell Truly a wonderful lady that I'm going to miss dearly.
Candle lit by Staff at Canby-Molalla Funeral Chapel Our sincere condolences.
Candle lit by Kristen (Coyle-Woolhiser) Mitchell For the best mother a girl could ask for. I love you so much and will miss you until we are together again.
Candle lit by Emily
Candle lit by Deb Harman Beverly Woolhiser was a bright, sparkling person. I'll fondly remember our phone chats, and will be forever grateful for our time on her beautiful deck and our visit at her home, during which time we played piano for each other. We also looked at the violin, and I gave her some rosin for the bow! She and I, both teachers, chatted about our times teaching. She mentioned that she wanted to put together a book of philosophy for her grandchildren. Giving, rather than receiving, was a lesson that she espoused. That I remember. She was definitely a giver, although she was most delighted with any gift. She was so appreciative of the cakes I made for Vicki's birthday. She was a grateful person, with a tinkling laugh and a way of changing the subject: "Well!" and then moving on. She saw the best in people. Rest in peace, Mrs. Woolhiser. As a teacher, you'll be remembered by thousands of people. Remembered most fondly.