Mildred Louise (Morvosh) Shaner

Born: Wed., Apr. 16, 1947
Died: Wed., Feb. 24, 2021


12:00 PM to 4:00 PM, Wed., Mar. 03, 2021
Location: Pendleton Pioneer Chapel

Funeral Service

10:00 AM Thu., Mar. 04, 2021
Location: Pendleton Pioneer Chapel, Folsom-Bishop

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After a courageous battle with ALS, Millie passed away peacefully at her home in Pendleton.
Millie was born in Mount Pleasant, PA to Alex and Emma Morvosh and grew up in the town of Tarrs, PA.  After completing school there, she attended and graduated from the Latrobe Area Hospital School of Nursing in 1968, and then enlisted in the US Army.

She served as a Pediatric Nurse at Fort Knox, KY before being assigned to the 121st Evac. Hospital in Seoul, Korea.  After nearly three years of service, she was honorably discharged in 1971.

While in Korea, she met and married Steven Conover, and upon her discharge, they moved to Oregon. They had two children, Kimberly and Stevan and after various moves around the state, they settled in Pendleton.  They later divorced.
Millie’s nursing career spans nearly 40 years working in obstetrics, pediatrics, medical/surgical unit, day surgery and IV therapy.  In Pendleton, she worked at Community Hospital, and then later, St. Anthony Hospital.  She went on to work for Dr. William Sleigh until his retirement, and then Dr. Malcolm Townsley until her retirement in 2007.

Millie continued her service to her country and state and joined the Oregon Army National Guard in 1980.  She began as a Captain with the medical support team of the 3rd Battalion 116 Cavalry unit and retired as Lieutenant Colonel in 1999 with the Oregon Medical Readiness team.  She received several Exceptional Service Medals, overseas service ribbon and Meritorious Service Medal for her dedication and devotion to duty to the Army and Oregon National Guard.

In 1983, she married Clyde Shaner. They shared many happy memories and family time until his death in 1994.
After her nursing retirement, she enjoyed the company of friend Jesse Shaw until his death in 2017.

She was a member of Episcopal Church of the Redeemer and the Lions Club in Pendleton.

Millie is survived by her children Kimberly (John) Gilsdorf of Athena, and Stevan (Misty) Conover of Milton-Freewater, seven grandchildren; Monique, Nicole, Preston, Mason, Alex, Anna and Emily, five great-grandchildren, brother Alex (Nancy) Morvosh of Scottdale, PA, a niece and two nephews and their families, and devoted friend and caregiver Franca Krajeski.  She is preceded in death by her parents, husband Clyde Shaner, and friend Jesse Shaw.

Viewing will be at Pendleton Pioneer Chapel Folsom-Bishop on March 3, 2021 from noon to 4 pm.  Service will be held March 4, 2021 at 10 am at the same location and will be live-streamed via Facebook (Pendleton Pioneer Chapel Folsom-Bishop). Private interment with military honors at Olney Cemetery will follow.

We would like to thank VA Medical Center in Portland (ALS Team) and Walla Walla and Walla Walla Community Hospice for the exceptional care mom received.  We are also grateful for her many friends who prayed, visited and loved mom.  We additionally thank Jennifer Mann and SFC Roberto Gomez for his assistance.

Memorial contributions can be made to the ALS Association Oregon and SW Washington Chapter,, or, or to the Wounded Warrior Project,  

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Sara Taylor
   Posted Sat February 27, 2021
I am so sorry for your loss. Millie was truly precious. Hers was a life well lived. She will be greatly missed by many. May you take comfort in knowing that she is rejoicing in heaven and looking forward to seeing you all again some day.

Kim Ashbeck Schwab
   Posted Mon March 01, 2021
Enjoyed working with Millie at St Anthony's. She was always on top of the situation and I valued her expertise. So sorry that she had to endure such a horrid disease.

Carole Leonard Pagano
   Posted Mon March 01, 2021
Millie and I attended school together from 1st grade until we graduated. She and I both played in the high school band-her the trombone and me the clarinet. It was so enjoyable to see her at our class reunions. Your Mother's family were very special people, our families were friends also. May you know that your Mother will be remembered by so many for all that she has done. God Bless you, her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Patti Cunha
   Posted Wed March 03, 2021
Kimberly, Stephen & family,
I was so sad to hear of your loss! Your mom was such a lovely good hearted
Mom, grandma & friend. She loved you all so much! I know you will miss her dearly & I hope you can remember all the good time with her & cherish those memories!

Love & prayers to you all during this sad time.
Patti Cunha & family

Larry & Carol Brown
   Posted Thu March 04, 2021
Millie was a wonderful friend and we will miss her always. She was always there to help when needed. Love you Millie.

Carol Brown
   Posted Thu March 04, 2021
You were my life long friend thru highschool, nursing school, and the military. You will be greatly missed.

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