Marry-Jo Miller Lombardi beloved wife, sister, and friend passed away the morning of June 28th at her home in Redland at the age of 54, after a battle with pancreatic cancer.
Born September 30th 1966 to Earl and Charlene Miller in Seattle Washington, as part of a military family, her early years were spent living on the East Coast, Okinawa, and a short stint in Seattle before moving with her parents to Portland and then her forever home in Redland in 1977. Over the last 25 years Gearhart has become a second home.
Graduated from LaSalle High School, University of Portland and Portland State University. Receiving a bachelor’s in nursing, a master’s in nursing, and an MBA.
Mary-Jo started working at Legacy Emanual hospital after graduating from Nursing school in 1988 at the age of 21. Starting as a trauma nurse and transitioned to employee health in 1998 upon receipt her nurse practitioner’s license.
A devout Catholic, she was heavily involved in the philanthropic activities of the church. Her skills as a seamstress and baker were shared generously with friends and family. A fan of baseball visiting several different MLB ballparks and hockey especially enjoying the Winterhawks. Loved to travel and took extended family on trips to Europe and Hawaii. The cruise through the Panama Canal was particularly memorable.
She is survived by her loving Husband Jim, sons Daniel and Joe, Brother Bill (Jessica), Nephew Zach, Niece Mckalya, Aunt Carlene (Frank), Cousins; Nina, Christie (Scott), and Michelle (Patrick) and their children.
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