With sadness, the entire Friends of Terwilliger community is mourning the loss of our board member and friend Susan Egnor.
Susan Egnor was a dedicated member of the Board of Friends of Terwilliger. For over 25 years, she and her husband Terry lived with and enjoyed the natural beauty of Terwilliger Parkway.
As stated by Susan for a grant application: “Terwilliger Parkway has literally been outside my back door since I moved to Portland in 1987. At first, the lush background to our home seemed just a wonderful coincidence of location. Over the years, however, I learned the history of this extraordinary parkway and its design, development and preservation through the genius and foresight of the Olmsteds and the City of Portland, the generosity of private landowners, and the determination today of a cadre of committed supporters who intend that Terwilliger Parkway be a haven for all despite the encroaching pressures of urbanization.”
Susan played a key role in planning and staging the events of the Terwilliger Parkway Centennial Celebration in 2012. Following the Centennial’s success, she became a member of our Board. She also helped facilitate an on-going partnership with the Homestead Neighborhood Association, of which she served as president.
A native of Pennsylvania, Susan’s employment background was in government service and the law for Oregon’s Department of Justice. Once retired she strove to preserve the natural beauty around us, spend time on family history, travel, gardening and neighborhood activities.
A memorial service is being planned in the future and we will broadcast the information as it becomes available. We hope you will be able to join us.