On Wednesday, November 11, Madeline DeFrees passed away at her home in Portland, Oregon. The cause was complications of dementia. She would have been 96 on November 18.
There will be a celebration of her life on December 4, 2015, 3:00 pm, at St. Joseph the Worker Church, 2310 SE 148th, Portland, OR.
Details to follow about a memorial in Seattle. Contact me if you’d like to be notified by email.
Madeline DeFrees will be inducted into the 2013 Hall of Achievement at the University of Oregon on November 1, 2013.
Established in 1998, the Hall of Achievement honors alumni and faculty members of the School of Journalism and Communication for their outstanding accomplishments and exceptional contributions to the field of journalism and the communities in which they live and work. Madeline DeFrees earned a M.A. in journalism from the University of Oregon in 1951.