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Light Up a Life! Reading of the Names

Community Event
  • Free


Support hospice services in Tillamook County

Names of all those honored and remembered will be displayed in the hospital’s front lobby and recited at the Reading of the Names virtual event. Watch here.

A donation during this time, made in memory of someone who has died, or in honor of someone still living, helps to provide hospice care to anyone in our community with a terminal illness, regardless of their ability to pay. Donations may be made by :

  • Make an online donation
  • Mail to P.O. Box 188, Tillamook, OR 97141
  • In-person at 980 Third Street, Suite 400, Tillamook, OR 97141

Honoring the life of Mary Hanback

Mary Hanback, Light Up a Life! 2021 HonoreeMary Hanback moved to Tillamook in 1987 when her husband, Mike, accepted the call to be the pastor at St. John’s United Church of Christ. Mary lit up the lives of so many with her love of music. She was active in the church’s music programs singing in or directing the choir, playing in the bell choir, serving as the church organist, playing for weddings and funerals held at the church. A skilled photographer, she won several ribbons at the Tillamook County Fair. She also loved to fish, and could be found at the local rivers with her line in the water ready to catch the “big one.” Mary worked for the Headlight Herald and the Tillamook School District.

At the close of her amazing life, hospice care allowed Mary to be surrounded by those who loved and cared for her most — her family. The hospice team stepped in during that difficult time and supported Mary’s daughters as primary caregivers for their beloved mom.