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In Loving Memory

Jeanette Spencer

Jeanette Spencer

Jeanette Spencer, Portland writer and photographer, died on Jan. 26 of liver cancer. She was well known in many communities as an artist, poet and playwright.

In the 1970s, Jeanette was a founding vendor of Portland Saturday Market, where she sold her Oregon Critters, a rabbit fur covered “pet rock.” At the time of her death she was working on a history book about Saturday Market.

Jeanette’s cheerfulness, courage and irrepressible energy touched many lives. She was a survivor in the truest sense of the word and will remain a beloved icon of our community.

A memorial gathering will be held on Sunday, March 17, from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Subud Center, 3185 N.E. Regents Dr. Memorial gifts will be dedicated to the completion of her book. For more information, email or visit


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