March 12, 1932 - November 1, 2021
Lila Mabel McLain (Ranger) was born on March 12, 1932 in Cedar Mills, Oregon. She passed away peacefully in her home in Oregon City on November 1, 2021. She was raised in Portland, attended Lents Elementary School and graduated from Franklin High School in 1950. She married Wayne Wilbur McLain on January 6, 1951.Wayne and Lila lived in the Lents neighborhood for many years before eventually establishing themselves in Oregon City in 1975. Lila enjoyed gardening, baking, and most of all spending time with family. Through her many years as a loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother she attended countless soccer games, gymnastics meets, musical performances, births, weddings and all of the milestones of life of her large family. Lila and Wayne enjoyed traveling with Lila's sister Colleen and brother-in-law Leo, venturing to Canada and Alaska among other sites. Lila was preceded in death by her husband of 66 years, Wayne McLain, father William Ranger, mother Dorothy (Campbell) Ranger, son Mike Simmons, brother William (Bill) Ranger, brother Don Ranger, and sister Colleen Benfit. Lila is survived by 11 of her 12 children, Wayne McLain, Dan McLain, Pat McLain, John McLain, Karen Markowski, Collette McLain, Joe Simmons, Tom McLain, Milissa Danovich, Jeff Nozaki, Lisa Bui, her brother Vernon (Tex) Ranger as well as her 21 grandchildren and 25 great grandchildren. Lila and Wayne were loving, supportive parents, caring for over 30 foster children, four of whom they adopted. Funeral Mass to be held on Friday, November 5, at 11:00 AM at St. Philip Benizi Catholic Church in Oregon City, preceded by a Rosary at 10:30 AM. Arrangements by Holman-Hankins-Bowker & Waud, www.waudsfuneralservice.com. In lieu of flowers, Lila would like remembrances in her honor to go to the Alzheimer's Association at alz.org.
Lila Mabel McLain (Ranger) was born on March 12, 1932 in Cedar Mills, Oregon. She passed away peacefully in her home in Oregon City on November 1, 2021. She was raised in Portland, attended Lents Elementary School and graduated from Franklin... View Obituary & Service Information
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