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Our thanks to everyone visiting this page. We will miss Whitney tremendously and as we celebrate the bright light she brought to the world, her contagious laugh and indomitable spirit, we invite you share your favorite memories of her on this site. Please use MessagesForWhitney@gmail.com for longer or private messages.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Whitney Elliott Neal Jonske Memorial Fund at the Catlin Gabel School. https://www.catlin.edu/give-t…

Updates

Update from April 29, 2022

ALL WELCOME TOMORROW-
Dirk and Whitney’s family look forward to welcoming anyone who is able to attend the celebration of life event for her tomorrow at 2pm in the Cabell Center at Catlin Gabel School (8825 SW Barnes Road, Portland, Oregon 97225). All are welcome and encouraged to attend. No RSVP is required.

Please feel free to reach out if you have any questions to MessagesforWhitney@gmail.com.

Update from April 25, 2022

REMINDER FOR CELEBRATION OF LIFE
Please feel free to join a celebration of Whitney’s life this coming Saturday, April 30, 2022, at 2pm in the Cabell Center at Catlin Gabel (8825 SW Barnes Road, Portland, Oregon 97225). All are welcome and encouraged to attend. No RSVP is required.

Please feel free to reach out if you have any questions to MessagesforWhitney@gmail.com.

Update from April 24, 2022

CELEBRATION OF LIFE UPDATE - TIMING DETAILS ADDED A celebration of Whitney’s life will take place on the afternoon of April 30, 2022. The event will take place at the Catlin Gabel School, 8825 SW Barnes Road, Portland, Oregon 97225. Family, friends, colleagues and anyone else who would like to share in the celebration of Whitney’s life and light are all welcome and encouraged to attend. The Celebration will begin at 2pm and will be located at the Cabell Center on Catlin's campus. Should you have any questions, please reach out to MessagesforWhitney@gmail.com.

Update from Sept. 20, 2021

ADD TO WHITNEY'S LEGACY - GIVE A GIFT IN HER NAME
We will be establishing an endowment in Whitney’s name at the Catlin Gabel School to support her passion for the performing arts and languages programs. You can use the following link (https://www.catlin.edu/give-t…) to make a donation online. . Alternatively, you can mail a check to the Catlin Gabel School (8825 SW Barnes Road Portland, Oregon 97225). Please make sure to note that it is for the Whitney Neal Jonske Memorial Fund so that it is allocated correctly.

Please feel free to contact MessagesForWhitney@gmail.com if you have any questions.

In addition, below are some other wonderful organizations close to Whitney's heart and where she was an active member of the volunteer leadership.
Camp ELSO's mission is to teach and frame STEAM and nature based education through a lens that centers and elevates the stories, ways of knowing, individual needs, and lived experiences of Black and Brown communities.
https://campelso.app.neoncrm.…

MIKE Program is a Portland, Oregon nonprofit organization founded in 2003, for which Whitney served on the board of directors. MIKE Program focuses on engaging youth as the solution for a healthier society.  Through education, mentorship and community outreach, MIKE guides young people through a comprehensive, hands-on health science education training, impacting their lives and creating a ripple effect for those around them. https://interland3.donorperfe…

Update from Sept. 17, 2021

Sept 17: A public celebration of life event will be held for extended family and friends in the Spring of 2022 in Portland. Future details to be determined. Please subscribe for updates.

Obituary

Whitney Elliott Neal Jonske, of Portland, Oregon, passed away on September 15, 2021 surrounded by family at the age of 37. Her kindness, generosity and laughter were contagious. She made this world a better place for everyone who met her and she will be greatly missed.

Whitney was born Whitney Elliott Neal, on May 2, 1984, in Portland, Oregon to Marilyn Saito and David Neal of Tillamook, Oregon. She moved to Portland in 1994 with …

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