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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 .


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How blessed we are to have this man as our father.  The laughter, love and lessons he shared and taught to us over the years have carried throughout our lives. Dad taught us a love of faith, country and of course, football! He had a wicked sense of humor that we all seem to have carried on and the ability to laugh during adversity has served me well over the years.  I could write a book about his influence in my life, but I'll just say, Daddy, I will miss you forever, but you will always be in my heart.   

Sincerest condolences to the Shriver Family.  Mr. Shriver lived his life well.

Our deepest sympathy to the entire Shriver family. Gayle and Philip your are like family to us and our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.  Love to you all.   The Woodin Family

What a beautiful story. My prayers are with your family.

What a joy to have lived such a full life. He will be missed, but he will live on in his loved ones memories. My thoughts are with you and your family.

Beautiful story! You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

I've pondered for a week what to share about my dad. There are no adequate words. My siblings and I were blessed to have an amazing dad (and mom). I wish every child was so fortunate. Dad could be stubborn but he was also very tender. If one of his children was sick, he would come home from work and look in on that child bringing 7-up and sympathy. I have so many other wonderful memories of the man he was and the life he lived. So, Dad, even though you are no longer physically present your spirit will always be a part of me. I miss you. Terry Shriver Carpenter

Heartfelt condolences.

I have the fondest memories of the Shiver clan having lived down the street for most of my youth and young adult years. He was a kind and caring man and a good friend to my dad. Once several years ago my husband and were visiting them in Oregon and Mr. Shiver told me he was so proud of how I had turned out. I almost cried. It was the greatest compliment he could have given me because I knew if he said it he meant it. I will miss him. 

Dear Madeline:  Since we now live in Lebanon, we don't always hear about former Sweet Home people.  Phil was one of my favorite people and truly lived what he believed.  Our son will remember him fondly, and so will we.  Larry and Ada Graves