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Lenore Adaire Pittock (Jacobs)

Lenore Adaire (Jacobs) Pittock

October 26, 1944 - A pril 11, 2010

Lenore Adaire Pittock, of Salem, Ore., peacefully entered into the presence of her Lord after a lengthy illness, at OHSU in Portland, Ore., on Sunday, April 11, 2010. She now rejoices in heaven, free from sickness and suffering. Lenore was born in Medford, Ore., on October 26, 1944, the ninth of eleven children born to Don L. and Iva E. (Collier) Jacobs. She attended Jackson Elementary and McLaughlin Junior High, and graduated from Medford High in 1962.

On August 9, 1963, in Rubidoux, California, Lenore married James H. McCoy. They later moved to Jacksonville, where they raised three children. Lenore taught first grade at Central Assembly Christian School for a season, before leaving her post to provide dedicated and selfless care to her youngest son during the final years of his battle with cystic fibrosis. During this time, she felt a call towards nursing. Four years after her son's passing, she earned her Licensed Practical Nurse certification upon graduating from Rogue Community College in 1986, and she worked as a nurse until she retired in 2001.

On May 2, 1987, Lenore married David B. Pittock in Ruch, Oregon and they were blessed with a beautiful daughter in August 1988. Their journey took them to Calif., Fla., and they returned to Medford before settling in Keizer.

In addition to her love of creating special celebrations for her family, Lenore enjoyed Bible study, sewing, flower gardening and using her extraordinary music gifts. She could play a number of instruments, and was a talented vocalist, but her specialty was the violin; she once played with the Rogue Valley Symphony and later the Salem Pops Orchestra. She and her family fellowshipped at Calvary Chapel Salem, where she sang in the choir. She was actively involved with Moms In Touch.

In addition to her husband, David, Lenore is survived by a son, Jim (Lynnae) McCoy of Central Point, Ore; two daughters, Diana McCoy of Littleton, Colo., and Sara Pittock of Keizer, Ore.,; two step-daughters, Rebecca Shouldis of McMinnville, Ore., and Heidi (Patrick) Lindell of Shanghai, China; as well as seven grandchildren. She is also survived by four sisters and two brothers; Donna (John) Sprague, Don (Pat) Jacobs, and Lorin (Meg) Jacobs of Medford, Ore., Esther (Mike) Kroh of Bend, Lois (Carl) McKenzie of Grants Pass, Ore., Carol (Randy) Kosht of Coos Bay, Ore., and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her son Danny; a son-in-law; and four sisters: Ethel Spears, Ruth Martin, Jessie Kendrick, and Murlene Ansures.

A visitation will be held from 9:30 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. on Friday, April 23, at Virgil T. Golden Funeral Service, Salem. Friends and family are welcome to celebrate Lenore's life at a memorial service at Calvary Chapel Salem, at 11 a.m., Friday, April 23. A private graveside service will be held Saturday, April 24, in Jacksonville. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Oregon Chapter, 5331 SW Mcadam, Ste. 285, Portland, OR, 97239.

On behalf of the family, David thanks everyone for their prayers and support during Lenore's illness.

Lenore Adaire Pittock (Jacobs)