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Joanne Taylor Bergmann
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In memory of
Joanne Taylor Bergmann
Joanne Taylor Bergmann Aug. 9, 1933 - June 27, 2019 "I had an amazing life and I am READY!" -Joanne Bergmann's message to the family the week prior to her passing. Two years after losing her husband Jim in 2017, Joanne Taylor Bergmann was overjoyed to be reunited with the love of her life on June 27, 2019. She spent her final days surrounded by the love of her family in her beloved home in Sunriver, Ore., the home she and Jim built together in 1993. Jo was born in Phoenix, Ariz., Aug. 9, 1933. She spent her early years in Pasadena, Calf., and high school years in Eureka, Calif. While in Eureka, she was the first female student body president at the local junior high school and had her own high school radio show interviewing local educators and celebrities. Her family later moved up to Portland and she finished at Grant High School before attending Willamette University and Oregon State, obtaining her BS in Home Economics. While at Willamette, she met a shy sorority houseboy, Jim Bergmann. A year later after transferring to Oregon State, she reconnected with Jim. Five weeks after their first date and first cream rose, she was presented with his fraternity pin during a discussion on how they would raise their future family. Jo and Jim were married for over 62 years and led a life full of adventures centered around family, friends and the outdoors. Joanne was an amazing and adventurous mom who drove her kids across the USA in their VW bus in the early 1970s exposing them to new experiences and instilling a sense of curiosity in each of them. A natural hostess, she loved to entertain and prepare food for ski or camping trips. She welcomed people into her home during every stage of her life. Jo and Jim lived in Iwakuni (Japan), Portland and Omaha, settling in Sunriver Ore., for their retirement years. In Sunriver, their hospitality and leadership were legendary. The family was one of the original homeowners in Sunriver, purchasing a Cluster Cabin in 1968, where they spent many winter weekends and summer months as the children grew up. Joanne Taylor Bergmann was preceded in death by her parents, Horace and Lucile; husband, L. James Bergmann (2017). She is survived by her sons, Jeffrey (Barbara), Michael (Elaine), Douglas; daughter, LindaJo (Lonnie Bredeson); and her brother, Robert and sister-in-law, Sue Taylor. She loved her nine grandchildren, many nieces and nephews and extended family set an example for them to be loving and compassionate people. The memorial service will be in Sunriver at 2 p.m., July 8, 2019, at Sunriver Christian Fellowship Church. In lieu of flowers, donations to Sunriver Nature Center and Partners in Care in Joanne Bergmann's name would be appreciated. Please sign the online guest book at www.oregonlive.com/obits
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In memory of
Joanne Taylor Bergmann
Joanne Taylor Bergmann Aug. 9, 1933 - June 27, 2019 "I had an amazing life and I am READY!" -Joanne Bergmann's message to the family the week prior to her passing. Two years after losing her husband Jim in 2017, Joanne Taylor Bergmann was overjoyed to be reunited with the love of her life on June 27, 2019. She spent her final days surrounded by the love of her family in her beloved home in Sunriver, Ore., the home she and Jim built together in 1993. Jo was born in Phoenix, Ariz., Aug. 9, 1933. She spent her early years in Pasadena, Calf., and high school years in Eureka, Calif. While in Eureka, she was the first female student body president at the local junior high school and had her own high school radio show interviewing local educators and celebrities. Her family later moved up to Portland and she finished at Grant High School before attending Willamette University and Oregon State, obtaining her BS in Home Economics. While at Willamette, she met a shy sorority houseboy, Jim Bergmann. A year later after transferring to Oregon State, she reconnected with Jim. Five weeks after their first date and first cream rose, she was presented with his fraternity pin during a discussion on how they would raise their future family. Jo and Jim were married for over 62 years and led a life full of adventures centered around family, friends and the outdoors. Joanne was an amazing and adventurous mom who drove her kids across the USA in their VW bus in the early 1970s exposing them to new experiences and instilling a sense of curiosity in each of them. A natural hostess, she loved to entertain and prepare food for ski or camping trips. She welcomed people into her home during every stage of her life. Jo and Jim lived in Iwakuni (Japan), Portland and Omaha, settling in Sunriver Ore., for their retirement years. In Sunriver, their hospitality and leadership were legendary. The family was one of the original homeowners in Sunriver, purchasing a Cluster Cabin in 1968, where they spent many winter weekends and summer months as the children grew up. Joanne Taylor Bergmann was preceded in death by her parents, Horace and Lucile; husband, L. James Bergmann (2017). She is survived by her sons, Jeffrey (Barbara), Michael (Elaine), Douglas; daughter, LindaJo (Lonnie Bredeson); and her brother, Robert and sister-in-law, Sue Taylor. She loved her nine grandchildren, many nieces and nephews and extended family set an example for them to be loving and compassionate people. The memorial service will be in Sunriver at 2 p.m., July 8, 2019, at Sunriver Christian Fellowship Church. In lieu of flowers, donations to Sunriver Nature Center and Partners in Care in Joanne Bergmann's name would be appreciated. Please sign the online guest book at www.oregonlive.com/obits
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