Mildred Esther Haworth Minthorne
Mildred Esther Haworth Minthorne died in Newberg, Oregon after a long illness.
Born in Greenleaf, Idaho, Mildred grew up on a dairy farm. Her family was active in the Friends (Quaker) Church there.
After earning a B.A. in English from Pacific College (now George Fox University) in Newberg, Oregon, and an M.A. from Columbia University, she held a teaching fellowship at New York University, worked for a publishing company, and then taught English as an Assistant Professor at George Fox College.
She married Roger M. Minthorne in 1947. Roger started his own business in 1950, and Mildred devoted herself to being a housewife and mother. During the 1960s she was a leader in Camp Fire Girls (Lake Oswego). In 1971 she became office manager for the Roger M. Minthorne Company until their retirement in 1991. She and Roger continued to invest in real estate in the Newberg and Forest Grove areas until 2019.
Mildred's faith was sincere and active. She supported Sherwood Friends Church (Sherwood, Oregon), teaching Sunday School, serving as an Elder and church organist. She had a concern for education, temperance, and peace & justice. She was a member of the WCTU, ACLU, and AFSC.
Mildred participated in Christian camping, volunteered with the Oregon foster system, helped sponsor a Vietnamese refugee family, and provided housing for a graduate student from Africa. These activities brought great blessings and life-long friendships.
Mildred leaves her sister, Gertrude Ankeny; four children (Dwight Minthorne, Louise Sargent, Nancy Laughland, Linda Snyder); twelve grandchildren; and 25 great-grandchildren.
Memorial contributions can be made to Twin Rocks Friends Camp.