In memory of
Roxanne L. Frisbie
In memory of
Roxanne L. Frisbie
Roxanne L. Frisbie Aug. 27, 1935 - July 25, 2020 Roxanne was born in Lebanon, Ore., Aug. 27, 1935. She was the daughter of Frank Brownlee and Winifred Durlam Brownlee. She was a performer from the start; at age 3 she sang on stage with Edward Everett Horton, at the 1939 Lebanon Strawberry Festival. She was crowned May Queen of Lebanon High School in 1953, the year she graduated. In March, 1956 she married Owen Phelps Frisbie Jr., from Syracuse, N.Y. They moved to Ogden, Utah where their only child, Stephanie Roxanne Frisbie was born in December, 1956. They moved to California and Washington before settling in Tigard, Ore., in 1963. They lived there until they moved to McMinnville, Ore., in 2003. Roxanne loved animals and was a gifted singer; she wrote phenomenal poetry, was an amazing painter, gardener, a beautiful model and cook. She was a Pillsbury Bake-off finalist three times. She modeled for Bare Minerals and played the piano, ukelele and accordion. Her yard was always impeccable. From 2014-2018 she volunteered at McMinnville Hospital. Roxanne was preceded in death by her husband, Phelps Frisbie, in 2006. She leaves behind her brother, John Brownlee of Aurora, Ore.; daughter, Stephanie Stevens and her son-in-law, Dwaine Stevens of McMinnville, Ore.; granddaughters, Rachel O'Rourke of Kansas City, Mo., and Chrissy Benson of Portland, Ore.; great-grandson, Aiden O'Rourke of Kansas City, Mo.; and great-granddaughters, Clara and Skylar Benson of Portland, Ore. She fought a brave battle against Glioblastoma and survived well beyond expectancy. With the love and power of her family surrounding her, she passed July 25, 2020. Roxanne's legacy will always live on and she will never be forgotten. A Memorial service will be at 11 a.m., Aug. 5, 2020, at St. James Catholic Church in McMinnville, Ore. Please sign the online guest book at www.oregonlive.com/obits
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McMinnville, OR 97128
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In memory of
Roxanne L. Frisbie
Roxanne L. Frisbie Aug. 27, 1935 - July 25, 2020 Roxanne was born in Lebanon, Ore., Aug. 27, 1935. She was the daughter of Frank Brownlee and Winifred Durlam Brownlee. She was a performer from the start; at age 3 she sang on stage with Edward Everett Horton, at the 1939 Lebanon Strawberry Festival. She was crowned May Queen of Lebanon High School in 1953, the year she graduated. In March, 1956 she married Owen Phelps Frisbie Jr., from Syracuse, N.Y. They moved to Ogden, Utah where their only child, Stephanie Roxanne Frisbie was born in December, 1956. They moved to California and Washington before settling in Tigard, Ore., in 1963. They lived there until they moved to McMinnville, Ore., in 2003. Roxanne loved animals and was a gifted singer; she wrote phenomenal poetry, was an amazing painter, gardener, a beautiful model and cook. She was a Pillsbury Bake-off finalist three times. She modeled for Bare Minerals and played the piano, ukelele and accordion. Her yard was always impeccable. From 2014-2018 she volunteered at McMinnville Hospital. Roxanne was preceded in death by her husband, Phelps Frisbie, in 2006. She leaves behind her brother, John Brownlee of Aurora, Ore.; daughter, Stephanie Stevens and her son-in-law, Dwaine Stevens of McMinnville, Ore.; granddaughters, Rachel O'Rourke of Kansas City, Mo., and Chrissy Benson of Portland, Ore.; great-grandson, Aiden O'Rourke of Kansas City, Mo.; and great-granddaughters, Clara and Skylar Benson of Portland, Ore. She fought a brave battle against Glioblastoma and survived well beyond expectancy. With the love and power of her family surrounding her, she passed July 25, 2020. Roxanne's legacy will always live on and she will never be forgotten. A Memorial service will be at 11 a.m., Aug. 5, 2020, at St. James Catholic Church in McMinnville, Ore. Please sign the online guest book at www.oregonlive.com/obits
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1145 NE 1st St
McMinnville, OR 97128
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