In memory of Stephanie Shradar
An education fund for her brave, smart, beautiful daughters Vera and Eisley
Stephanie Michelle (Cameron) Shradar, 37 of Portland, died suddenly after a short illness at Providence Portland Medical Center on Monday, March 11, 2019. Stephanie was born August 19, 1981, to Richard and Karen (Calloway) Cameron in Springfield, Missouri. In 2000 she graduated from Kickapoo High School in Springfield, Missouri. She was a member of the 2005 graduating class of the University of Kansas, School of Architecture, Lawrence, KS where she graduated with honors. While in college she was a member of Delta Gamma sorority and held leadership positions on the Panhellenic Association. Stephanie was a proud citizen of the Cherokee Nation.
During her first year of college Stephanie met and fell in love with Lee Edward Shradar and they would be together from that day forward. In 2005, Stephanie and Lee moved to Portland. They fell in love with the landscape, city, the people and the overall sense of community. Here they made lifelong friends that became their family. Stephanie and Lee were united in marriage on August 31, 2008 in Dayton, Oregon at Vista Hills Vineyard.
Stephanie’s daughters were the light of her life. Vera Lyn was born on September 26, 2011 and Eisley Rae followed on January 7, 2014. Stephanie, ever the artist, conveyed to her daughters her love & talent. During the time she wasn’t being ever present with her daughters she was a voracious reader who found joy in gardening, music, a delicious meal with friends and quality design found in everything from architecture to jewelry. She loved to travel and experience new places. During college Stephanie and Lee had the opportunity to study for a semester in Copenhagen, Denmark.
Stephanie was a licensed Architect, registered in the State of Oregon, and a LEED Accredited Professional. Her colleagues regarded her as a well-rounded architect, a perfectionist, and a person with passion for achieving high design in every project she was involved with. She was a mentor and leader, whose professional demeanor and critical eye for design inspired those who worked with her. Stephanie gained experience in a wide array of architectural project types ranging from single-family homes, to university buildings. She served as Project Architect on several beautiful projects in her career, most recently a renovation of the historic Denny Hall for the University of Washington; the Theory 33 Apartments in SE Portland, and an Oncology Center for Rogue Regional Hospital in Medford, OR.
Stephanie is survived by her husband Lee and two daughters Vera and Eisley and their beloved foxhound Millie. Her parents Richard and Karen Cameron of Springfield, Missouri, her in-laws Marcy and Joel Patton of Omaha, Nebraska, a sister Breanna (Ian) Morris of Kansas City, Missouri, a brother-in-law Eric (Deirdre) Shradar of Chicago, Illinois, a niece Elena Morris, and many other aunts, uncles, cousins and beloved friends.
Stephanie was shortly preceded in death by a daughter Alice Mae Shradar born on March 10, 2019.