Jane VanDyke, 85, a longtime resident of Verboort, died June 14 at the Cornell Estates Retirement Community in Hillsboro. There was a funeral Mass for the family at St. James Church in McMinnville, with Father Ben Tapia, of St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Forest Grove as celebrant. Assisting was be Deacon Raul Rodriguez. Burial was at Visitation Cemetery in Verboort. Father Michael Vuky officiated.

Mrs. VanDyke was born Nov. 3, 1934, in Yamhill to Theodore and Margaret (Hermens) Bernards. She was raised in Yamhill and attended St. James School in McMinnville and Yamhill-Carlton High School, graduating in 1953.

She married Ervin VanDyke Nov. 11, 1953, at St. James. Following their marriage, they lived on the VanDyke family farm in Verboort for over 40 years.

Mrs. VanDyke was preceded in death by her husband, who died Nov. 26, 1990. She continued living on the family farm until 1999, when she moved to Hillsboro.

She was a homemaker while her children were young. Later, she worked as an elections clerk for Washington County for five years. Mrs. VanDyke also worked as a bank teller for First Interstate Bank in Forest Grove for 18 years, until the age of 60, when she retired.

Mrs. VanDyke was a lifelong member of the Catholic Church. After moving to Verboort, she was a member of the parish’s altar society and treasurer of the Visitation Parish Cemetery Committee. She trained Mass servers and served as a eucharistic minister.

She volunteered with the Forest Grove Chamber of Commerce as well as serving as the volunteer travel coordinator for the Hillsboro Senior Center.

Mrs. VanDyke enjoyed traveling, camping, clam digging, crocheting, baking and bowling. In her later years, she enjoyed taking care of her flowers and hummingbirds.

Mrs. VanDyke was preceded in death by her two sisters, Martha Juenemann and Theresa Anderson, and her six brothers, Robert, Don, Hubert, Ted, Larry and Norman Bernards.

Survivors include her son, Kevin VanDyke of Portland, her three daughters, Charlene VanderZanden of Verboort, Beverly Schalk of Wilsonville and Jan Foltz of Tigard, and their husbands; and her twin brother, John Bernards, of Hillsboro. Also surviving are 13 grandchildren and their spouses, 14 great-grandchildren and more than 80 nieces and nephews.