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November 27, 1944 - November 6, 2017 Ann Carol Deering was born November 27, 1944 in Champaign, IL to Delta Ditman, Her loving family included an adopted older brother John who drowned at 5.

SUBMITTED PHOTO - Ann Carol DeeringAnn Carol Deering was born November 27, 1944 in Champaign, IL to Delta Ditman, Her loving family included an adopted older brother John who drowned at 5.

In 1965 she married John Eppler and the couple enlisted in the Peace Corps. Ann conceived her only daughter Kai while in Sierra Leone, West Africa.

The couple returned to llinois, where Kai was born, and the family moved to Oregon. Sadly the relationship ended, so Ann poured herself into the light of her life Kai.

Being a survivor, Ann took numerous jobs to support herself and her daughter, including being the first female UPS driver in Oregon. During this time, she met and married John Deering who had three daughters and their blended family moved to Lake Oswego where they spent many blissful years. The marriage faded but the bond between Ann and his children never did.

In 1991 Ann dealt with the passing of her mother by leaning on her faith and bond with Kai.

Ann had a way with people that touched their souls, leading to close ties to family and friends. She brought love, and the spirit of the Lord to everyone.

Ann passed away November 6, 2017 and is survived by her daughter Kai Deering, three stepdaughters, and five step- granddaughters. She will be forever missed.

1pm Funeral on Saturday December 16, 2017 at Beaverton Christian Church, 13600 SW Allen Blvd, Beaverton with a Potluck Celebration of Life at the Village at Main Street's Club House, 30050 SW Town Center Loop, Wilsonville at 3:30pm.

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