Donald Lee Motz
Donald Lee Motz
  • June 13, 1933 - December 24, 2017
  • Portland, Oregon

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Donald Lee Motz
June 13,1933 - December 24, 2017

Donald L. Motz was taken home to be with his Lord and Savior December 24, 2017.
Don was born on June 13, 1933 in Portland, Oregon to Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Motz. Don attended Skyline Grade School, Beaverton High School and graduated from Oregon State College (Oregon State University) with a degree in Nursery Management.

Like his father, he followed in the steps of his grandfather Elie Motz and joined the nursery business. Motz and Son Nursery was Don's occupation, hobby and passion. Don used his gifts from God to till, plant, grow and give opportunity to those who were willing to work hard, dream big and wanted to succeed. He was thrilled that his legacy and love of caring for God's land would continue with generations after him.

In 1959 Don married the love of his life, Shirley M. Salstrom. Together they built a wonderful life. He was a member of Sunset Presbyterian Church where he served as an usher, greeter and friend to all.
Donald is survived by his daughter, Nancy Richards (Kent); granddaughter Anne Marie Richards; brother-in-law, Dr. David Lundberg; nieces, Janice Crosta (Bradley), Laurel Shimer (Peter); cousin Wayne Motz (Victoria). His parents; wife; and daughter Marcy Ann Motz, preceded him in death.

A memorial service will be a 2 p.m. Saturday January 20, 2018 at Sunset Presbyterian Church, 14986 N.W. Cornell Road, Portland, Oregon 97229 with a reception to follow.

Memorials should go to Sunset Presbyterian Church.

Arrangements entrusted to Skyline Memorial Gardens Funeral Home.
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