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Adeline (Kuppinger) McIntyre

September 1, 1923 - January 19, 2010
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ADELINE McINTYRE Adeline went to be with her Lord and Savior on January 19, 2010 at the age of 86. She is survived by her son Alan McIntyre, daughters Maria Claudon and Dora Mathisen, sister Mary Lawrence, brother Clifford Kuppinger, seven grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. Adeline knew the Lord Jesus Christ as her Savior and loved to serve Him. She was a charter member of Skyway Baptist Church and loved to worship Jesus through singing, teaching Sunday School, and preparing flower arrangements for church services. She was a graduate of Multnomah School of the Bible, served in the Special Olympics, and was a Board Member for the...
ADELINE McINTYRE
Adeline went to be with her Lord and Savior on January 19, 2010 at the age of 86. She is survived by her son Alan McIntyre, daughters Maria Claudon and Dora Mathisen, sister Mary Lawrence, brother Clifford Kuppinger, seven grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. Adeline knew the Lord Jesus Christ as her Savior and loved to serve Him. She was a charter member of Skyway Baptist Church and loved to worship Jesus through singing, teaching Sunday School, and preparing flower arrangements for church services. She was a graduate of Multnomah School of the Bible, served in the Special Olympics, and was a Board Member for the Rainier School of Buckley. Adeline loved to read and study her Bible. She strived to have a godly influence on everyone she met. One of her favorite verses was Job 23:10a "But He knoweth the way that I take" Her main focus in life was to be a witness of God's grace to everyone thru the sacrifice of His Son Jesus Christ. We know, Mom, you are rejoicing in the presence of your Savior with friends and loved ones. We love you and thank you for your example of steadfast faithfulness in Him even during times of great suffering and pain. We look forward to joining you in heaven. Thank You Lord Jesus. 1 Thessalonians 4:13 - 4:18. Viewing January 28 noon to 7:00 p.m. Faull Stokes Mortuary (Renton), Graveside January 29 1:15 p.m. Mt Tahoma National Cemetery (Kent) Life Celebration January 30 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. Southcenter Community Baptist Church (Tukwila).

Church and Family
Grandma continued her Multnomah influence to church by being a charter member for Skyway Baptist Church and a Sunday school teacher. She loved to design flowers for Sundays and special events (even corsages/boutonnieres) and to sing in the choir. She served her husband (whom she married on November, 9, 1946) and family of four children faithfully in prayer and example, especially her developmentally disabled daughter, for whom Grandma cared until Grandma was 80 years old. Grandma enjoyed talking on the phone, and often called family each night to say, "Good night and God bless."

Work and Community Service
Grandma carried her love for people and her solid work ethic to work, working 22 years in the dry cleaning industry and 12 years at King County Medical processing claims. Grandma's box of photographs and other life artifacts testifies that her life was one full of love for people as the Cedar River swells with water during the winter rain. Her bright example shines in the retirement book co-workers gave her, with testaments to Grandma's dedicated work ethic, cheerful attitude, and words of wisdom. Grandma also volunteered for the Special Olympics and served on the board at Rainier School.

Celebrating Life
Grandma loved to celebrate her hope in Jesus with her family on Christmas and Easter. She told me her favorite childhood and adult memories were with family at Christmas (A. McIntyre, personal communication, 2008, May 25). She enjoyed reading Christian inspirational books (even dipping in romance novels) and the newspaper as a past-time, and is amusingly infamous for her leftover dinners. Her favorite flowers were pink carnations, and she recalled Grandpa's tradition to give her the number of roses to match their anniversary year. She wore the watch he gave her in the 1950s until the day she died.

Cheerful Memories
Grandma enjoyed telling stories about Multnomah, her senior thesis (on the virgin birth), and the tiny pink daphne o' dora flowers that were planted outside her college room and, later, her house in Seattle. I recall fondly our classic movie nights where we popped popcorn and Grandma shared cookies we had baked (plus chocolate candies and hot chocolate, a chocolatiere's or granddaughter's paradise). Grandma's sing-song voice and cheerful smile showed us what it means to celebrate life with people and because of Jesus.
Remembering Adeline with Faith, Hope, & Love: 09/01/1923-01/19/2010.

Adeline McIntyre, my grandma, spoke often, and always spoke well, of her days at Multnomah School of the Bible in Portland, Oregon. Grandma attended Multnomah School of the Bible in 1943 and graduated in 1946 with a degree in Bible and a certificate in evangelical teaching.

Lasting Friendships
Grandma, along with her friends at Multnomah-three seniors and three juniors-together earned the reputation as the "seven little sinners saved by grace." "I was the lowly freshman," Grandma said. "If there was anything unusual that happened [on campus], like the garbage cans on the porch of the boy's dorm, they [students and staff] blamed it on the 'seven sinners saved by grace.'"

After graduating high school, which she had finished one year early, Grandma moved to Bellevue, Wash. to work at the Lake Washington Naval Shipyard to save money to attend Multnomah. She had turned down Washington State University, who had offered her a full-ride scholarship, and Central and Eastern, who had also offered her scholarships. Grandma chose Multnomah due in part to what is still considered a Multnomah hallmark: the people. She met Multnomah students when she competed in the Christian Endeavor Bible Quiz Competition as a high school student in 1940 and 1941, and it was these students whose friendship influenced Grandma to attend Multnomah. Grandma's Multnomah friendships were lasting friendships and she kept in touch with her classmates as best she could, and appreciated visits from the Alumni Relations department staff.

Singing
Grandma loved to sing, and while at Multnomah, she toured Pacific northwestern cities in Multnomah's first a cappella choir, which was entirely composed of women due to World War II, as a first and second soprano.

Academics and Influence
Grandma excelled academically at Multnomah. Grandma valued the instruction she received at Multnomah, and with fondness and humor recalled the professors who taught her there. Grandma liked Dr. Lee's view on marriage. "When you're married, be sure you don't neglect the good-night kiss-even if it's a cold potato!" Another favorite professor, Dr. Sutcliffe, told her class, "God looks down from His Mountain and sees man's choice and His salvation." After Dr. Sutcliffe's lecture, Grandma "felt peace and assurance" in her salvation. "I never questioned my salvation again," she told me, confiding that she had doubted her salvation before she came to Multnomah.

Legacy
Grandma portrayed Multnomah as a school grounded in biblical faith and truth and a place to connect with other people. Grandma's portrayal of Multnomah led me to attend the school during 1996-1997, and that year I was privileged to meet some of her friends at the 60th Anniversary Celebration of the school under the slogan, "If it's the Bible you want, then you want Multnomah!" I have always appreciated Grandma's influence that led me to attend Multnomah for my first year of college. She showed me in her story telling and by example the value of prayer, biblical study, hard work, friendship, and the enjoyment of special times, and while at Multnomah, I experienced such merits for myself.
Grandma Adeline McIntyre (Kuppinger), Multnomah Senior Portrait. ~1946

Saving for College at the Naval Shipyard
After graduating high school, which she had finished one year early, Grandma moved to Bellevue, Wash. to work at the Lake Washington Naval Shipyard to save money to attend Multnomah. She had turned down Washington State University, who had offered her a full-ride scholarship, and Central and Eastern, who had also offered her scholarships.

Grandma chose Multnomah due in part to what is still considered a Multnomah hallmark: the people. She met Multnomah students when she competed in the Christian Endeavor Bible Quiz Competition as a high school student in 1940 and 1941, and it was these students whose friendship influenced Grandma to attend Multnomah. Grandma's Multnomah friendships were lasting friendships and she kept in touch with her classmates as best she could, and appreciated visits from the Alumni Relations department staff.

Shared Legacy
Grandma's box of photographs and other life artifacts testifies that her life was one full of love for people as the Cedar River swells with water during the winter rain. Grandma portrayed Multnomah as a school grounded in biblical faith and truth and a place to connect with other people. Grandma's portrayal of Multnomah led me to attend the school during 1996-1997, and that year I was privileged to meet some of her friends at the 60th Anniversary Celebration of the school under the slogan, "If it's the Bible you want, then you want Multnomah!" I have always appreciated Grandma's influence that led me to attend Multnomah for my first year of college. She showed me in her story telling and by example the value of prayer, biblical study, hard work, friendship, and the enjoyment of special times, and while at Multnomah, I experienced such merits for myself.


Place me like a seal over your heart, like a seal on your arm; for love is as strong as death, its jealousy unyielding as the grave. It burns like blazing fire, like a mighty flame from God.
~ Song of Solomon 8:6

There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love.
~ 1 John 4:18

"But he knows the way that I take;
when he has tested me, I will come forth as gold.
My feet have closely followed his steps;
I have kept to his way without turning aside."
~ Job 23:10-11

"I will trust and not be afraid.
The Lord, the Lord, is my
strength and my song;

Adeline wrote this poem after she had a surgery:

"At the dawning of the day
When darkness fades away
Christ my Savior comes to say
I'll be with you and guide your path today.

As the evening shadows gather
And darkness starts to fall
I say to Christ my Savior,
'Thank you for your guidance, and being at my call.'"

~ AMc 7/5/1989
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