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Agnes Herb Coates

HILLSBORO — Agnes Vandecoevering Herb Coates, 89, died Dec. 23, 2016, at the Silver Bell Adult Foster Care Home in Hillsboro. There was a funeral Mass at Visitation Church, Verboort. Interment was at Visitation Cemetery, Verboort.

Mrs. Coates was born March 23, 1927, in Verboort, the daughter of the late William Joseph Vandecoevering and Delia (Vandehey) Vandecoevering. She was raised and in Verboort, attending Visitation School.

She married Pete Herb Aug. 3, 1949, in Visitation Church. Following their marriage they resided in Roy. They later divorced.

On Feb. 25, 1972, she married Glen Coates at the St. Francis of Assisi Church in Roy. They lived in Aloha. She was preceded in death by her husband Glen April 4, 2002, after celebrating over 30 years of marriage together. In 2004, Mrs. Coates moved to the Silver Bell Adult Foster Care Home in Hillsboro.

Mrs. Coates had worked for Vernon Duyck on the berry farm and later for Tektronix, Inc. in the cafeteria, ceramics department and as a quality control inspector. She worked for Tektronix for 25 years, until she retired at the age of 56.

She was a lifelong member of Visitation Parish, a member of the altar society and the Catholic Order of Foresters.

Among her special interests she enjoyed sewing, hunting and gardening, especially caring for her daffodils, tulips and dahlias. Mrs. Coates also enjoyed making and decorating wedding cakes. She also traveled, having toured Australia, Holland and Czechoslovakia.

Mrs. Coates was preceded in death by her four brothers, Tom Vandecoevering, Eddie Vandecoevering, Vincent Vandecoevering, and Stephen Vandecoevering, and her daughter, Patricia Haynes, on Dec. 15, 2013.

Survivors include her three children and their spouses, Edna Carr, of Hillsboro; Ben Herb, of Roseville, California; and Lori Amrein, of Lake Oswego, Oregon; her daughter-in-law, Susi Herb Nieto, of Rocklin, California; her two brothers and their spouses, Albert Vandecoevering, of Verboort, and Harold Vandecoevering, of Banks, and her seven sisters and spouses, Margaret Chmieleski, of Canada; Theresa Mandel, of Pensacola, Florida; Minnie Krieger, of Tillamook; Sister Claire Vandecoevering, S.S.M.O; Sister Ann Vandecovering, S.S.M.O. and Sister Agnes Marie Vandecoevering, S.S.M.O., all of Beaverton. Also surviving are her 10 grandchildren and their spouses, nine great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

The family suggests that remembrances may be contributions to the Visitation Parish Building Fund, 4189 NW Visitation Rd, Verboort, OR 97116, in her memory.

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