A Service of Remembrance for Portland, Ore. resident Maryellen Hancock will be held at 3 p.m. today, Thursday, Nov. 4, at Bateman Carroll Funeral Home, 520 W. Powell Blvd., in Gresham, Ore. Burial will take place at 10 a.m. Friday at Willamette National Cemetery in Portland.
Born May 28, 1918 in Bishop to John and Edythe (Dougherty) Watkins, Maryellen died Monday, Nov. 1, 2010. She was 92.
Maryellen graduated from Lone Pine High School in Lone Pine, and received her Accounting Degree from Heald’s College in San Jose. She married Frank Lee Hancock on April 13, 1941 in Carmel, and moved to Oregon in the mid-1940s and then to Portland in 1960.
She and Frank, or “Pappy,” owned and operated Pappy’s Restaurant in Portland from 1960-68 and The Patio in Detroit Lake from 1967-78. She was a member of the Red Hat Society, Elders In Action and Gateway Elks, was an aide to Senator Hatfield and was a Master Gardner. She also loved cooking, was an exceptional artist and musician, traveled the world on cruises and was an avid Mariners fan.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank, in 1987.
Maryellen is survived by her sons, Ken Hancock of Gresham and Michael Hancock of Spotsylvania, Va; daughters, Barbara Knudsen of Tualatin, Ore. and Kathlynn Polkowski of Portland; 12 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.
Contributions may be made to Heifer International, 1 World Avenue, Little Rock, AR 72202. Please join the family in celebrating her life by visiting www.batemancarrollfunerals.com to sign her register and share your thoughts and fond memories with them.