Marion Powers passed away at her daughters home, surrounded by family, on April 28, 2019. She was 83 years old.
Marion was born in Gaston, Oregon, on Sept. 13, 1935, to Charles and Beryl Callahan. She graduated from Forest Grove High School in 1953. On Sept. 18, 1954, she married Robert Powers Sr. They both moved to Corvallis, Oregon to attend Oregon State University.
After their time in school, they moved to Myrtle Creek for about nine years. They relocated to Beaverton. During this time, they were blessed with six children.
In 1971, they opened the first Pizza Caboose restaurant. It is still open 48 years later. In 1973, they opened up Tigard Bowl, where Marion spent most of her time. Marion and Bob moved to Three Rivers, Oregon in 2003, where she spent quite a bit of time watching and feeding the deer.
She was a very active member of the communities she lived in. Marion was a room mother, girl scout leader, and cub scout leader. She volunteered with Loaves and Fishes, and she was also an active member of the Beaverton United Methodist Church. Nothing made her happier than to help others. Her greatest joy was her family, particularly her grandchildren.
Marion was diagnosed with Alzheimer's in 2010. She spent several years in the care of her daughter before spending her last several in various levels of assisted care.
She is survived by her husband, Robert Powers Sr.; and all of her children. Sons, Steve (Beth) Powers, Robert Jr. (Kathy) Powers, and Tommy Powers; daughters, Lori (Mark) Pearl, Christie (Mike) Bouvia, and Tammy (Stacy) McClellan; sisters, Virginia (Bob) Arnold, and Jean Barber; and brother, George Callahan. They have 20 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren, and three more on the way.
Marion was preceded in death by Dennis and Joe Young; and daughter-in-law, Kelly Powers.
A celebration of life will be held June 9, from 12-4 p.m., at the Tigard Pizza Caboose.