Philip K. Shriver
May 23, 1920 - October 18, 2017
Philip K. Shriver passed away the evening of October 18, 2017. Phil was born on the Oregon coast May 23, 1920 to Ernest and Mabel Shriver. He was the last of five children—all of whom graduated from North Bend High School (North Bend, OR). Phil attended Pacific University in Forest Grove, OR before joining the U.S. Army Air Corps in early 1941. During the early years of World War II, he served as a fighter pilot in the Southwest Pacific flying the P-39 Aircobra. He was awarded the Silver Star, Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medal, and other citations. He was proud to have worn his country’s uniform.
While attending college at Pacific, Phil met Madeline DuPuis. Upon his return from the war, they married at the Tinker AFB, OK chapel on October 12, 1943. They recently celebrated their 74th anniversary. Following the war, Phil and Madeline spent the next 35 years in Midwest City, OK raising six children. He sometimes said that one of his greatest accomplishments was enabling all six of his children to graduate from college. After retiring from his civil service job at Tinker, Phil and Madeline returned to Oregon and bought a home near Sweet Home. They enjoyed their retirement in the foothills of the Cascades for many years. They later moved to retirement communities in Salem, and then, the Portland area.
Philip is survived by his wife, three daughters: Jo Lynne Lowe, San Antonio, TX; Terry Carpenter (Jim), Manhattan, KS; Gayle Shriver, Milwaukie, OR and three sons: Steve, San Diego, CA; Dean (Nancy), Salt Lake City, UT; Gene (Deborah), Centralia, WA. He had nineteen grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren. He will be remembered by his family as a loving husband and father who was guided by his faith in God and deep devotion to his family and his country.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to the OSU Foundation and designated to the Madeline D. Shriver Endowed Scholarship Fund (25-71500). Checks should be made payable to The OSU Foundation and mailed to PO Box 1749, Stillwater, OK 74076-1749. Memorial donations can also be made online at www.osugiving.com .