Glen Shipley, 83, passed away Saturday, November 25, 2017 after a brief illness.
Glen grew up on a farm, the son of LeRoy and Lola Shipley, where he learned the work ethic that he held throughout his life. In high school, Glen decided that he wanted to become a doctor, a profession that was a reflection of his curious and caring nature.
Glen met his wife Laurie at St. Vincent’s Hospital in Portland, Oregon, where they both worked. They were married for 54 years. Glen was a physician and psychiatrist, spending most of his career as director of the Student Health Center at Southern Oregon University.
In retirement, he and Laurie spent their time traveling and enjoying time spent living near the beach in Lincoln City. After his wife passed away, he moved to Beaverton to live with his son Curtis and daughter-in-law Rachel. He spent his days making art, going for walks, watching movies with Curtis and Rachel, and competing with the cat for his desk chair.
He is survived by his sons, Matthew and Curtis, and daughter-in-law Rachel. He leaves behind a large extended family.
His wife Laurie and his eldest son William preceded him in death.
Glen is remembered as a wise and gentle man, whose caring touched the lives of many people. He will be missed.