Mary Helen Derringer age 88, of Portland passed away Sunday in Persimmon Ridge Healthcare. She was born in Portland July 7, 1926 the daughter of Kenneth and Minnie (Trafzer) Somers. She was married July 15, 1949 to Andrew Jackson Derringer and he died in 1972. She was a Bryant High School graduate. She was a homemaker.
Surviving are one son William Derringer (wife Janis) of Troutdale, Oregon, Two daughters Mrs. Jim (Jeanne) Craig of Maryville, Tennessee and Jacqueline Cowan of Portland, One sister Esther Anderson of Portland, Two brother in laws Lowell Menchhofer of Portland and Dick Nixon of Portland, Four grandchildren and four great grandchildren She was preceded in death by a daughter Rebecca Wyatt
Funeral services will be Thursday at 10:00 A.M. In the Baird-Freeman Funeral Home with Pastor Mark Strietelmeier presiding. Burial will follow in the Green Park Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday from 4:00 – 7:00 P.M. Memorials can be made to any local Hospice Group.