Carl Fredrick Cline
Date of birth - March 5, 1955
Date of death - October 18, 2018
Carl Fredrick Cline decedent of Jacob and Sarah (Spilman) Robbins, Oregon Pioneers of 1852 wagon train died on October 18, 2018 at Pheasant Pointe Assisted Living in Molalla, Oregon. Carl was born at the Silverton Hospital on March 5, 1955. He was 63 years old at death. He was born to Orville Lester Cline and Gena Muller Cline of Molalla.
His grandparents on his mother’s side were Frank Fredrick Muller and Zella Shaver Muller. Zella’s parents were William Arthur Shaver and Della Gina Robbins Shaver. They were Carl’s Great Grandparents. Great-great grandparents are Levi Robbins and Ediff Barger, decedents of Jacob and Sarah Robbins. All are buried in the Adams Cemetery.
Carl will be placed with his mother and father in the Adams cemetery overlooking the farm where Carl lived his entire life. The farm belonged to Frank and Zella Muller (Grandparents). When Carl’s parents Orville and Gena married the farm was presented as a wedding gift, and still remains in the family today. Carl’s sister Christine Cline Foster and brother in law Virgil Randel Foster are living on the farm today which has become a leased operation for Holiday Christmas Trees.
In the past this farm was an active family farm raising sheep, cows, pigs, chickens and crops. It was self-sustaining until about the mid 70’s when changes needed to be made. This was when the land was turned over leasing it to the Christmas tree operation came about along, the Romney sheep still remain. Carl took over much of the care of the sheep.
Later in about 1989 Carl started working for Smucker in Woodburn, a food processing plant. He was a member of the teamsters. He worked with Smuckers until 2003, about 15 years.
>The Romney sheep remained on the farm until last year in November or December when Carl had an accident and fell off the top of some Hay Bales breaking the femur in his leg. At this time is when Carl’s health started declining, and became evident that it would be impossible to take care of the sheep and at that time they were sold. It was a sad time to part with something you’ve been with all your life.
Carl had many interests including drawing cartoons, He was extremely gifted. All he needed was a pencil and paper and it was like magic. His cartoons were published in the Molalla Pioneer and Capital Press. He was the recipient of The Shepard Award for his Cartoons at Homer Davenport Festival for several years.
Carl exhibited Romney Sheep at the Clackamas County and Oregon State Fairs for many year while in 4-H. His was part of the Teasel Creek 4-H Livestock club, Molalla FFA and open Class (The Cline Family Romneys).
Carl was also a member of Molalla Historical Society. He has been Master of Molalla Grange 310 and was a member of the Smyrna United Church of Christ.
Carl was loved and will be deeply missed.
Carl Fredrick Cline, descendant of Jacob and Sarah Spilman Robbins, Oregon Pioneers of an 1852 wagon train, died on October 18, 2018 at Pheasant Pointe Assisted Living in Molalla. Born at the Silverton Hospital on March 5, 1955. he was 63 years old.
Carl’s pioneer roots were deep. He was the son of Orville Kester Cline and Gena Muller Cline of Molalla. His maternal grandparents were Frank Frederick Muller and Zella Shaver Muller. Zella’s parents were William Outher Shaver and Della Gena Robbins Shaver. Great great grandparents were Levi Robbins and Ediff Barger, descendants of Jacob and Sarah Robbins. All are buried in the Adams Cemetery overlooking the farm where Carl lived his entire life. The farm belonged to Frank and Zella Muller, and when Orville and Gena were married, the farm was presented to them as a wedding gift. Today it still remains in the family, and Carl’s sister, Christine Cline Foster and brother-in-law, Virgil Randall Foster currently live there.
In the past the farm was a self-sustaining family farm raising sheep, beef, pigs, chickens and various crops. Carl’s father farmed until 1978, when he began employment at Molalla Union High School. At that time 68 acres were leased to the Holiday Christmas Trees. The sheep still remained. Carl took over much of their care.
In 1989, Carl started working for Smuckers in Woodburn, a food processing plant. He was a member of the Teamsters. He worked with Smuckers until 2003. The Romney sheep were part of the farm until December of last year. Carl had fallen off some bales of hay in the barn and broken a femur. At this time, his health started declining, and it became evident that it would be impossible to take care of the sheep so they were sold. It was sad for the family to watch the last of the sheep operation leave when it was something that had been such a large part of the farm.
Carl was an avid cartoonist. He was extremely gifted, and all he needed was a pencil and paper and it was like magic. He became alive with the process; it was a way of expression. He had cartoons published in the Molalla Pioneer, Capitol Press, and the Shepherd. For several years he had award winning cartoons at the Homer Davenport Festival in Silverton.
Carl exhibited Romney sheep at the Clackamas County and Oregon State Fairs for many years in 4-H. He was part of the Teasel Creek 4-H livestock club led by Orville and neighbor Wanda Daugherty. He was also involved in Molalla High School’s FFA. Later he and Christine helped show The Cline Family Romneys at the State Fair for many years.
He was a member of the Molalla Historical Society, and when the Apple Festival came around, he was always helping with the apple cider making process. He was a member and Master of the Molalla Grange #310 and attended Smyrna United Church of Christ.
Carl’s paternal grandparents were Maria Lydia Wacken Cline and Lester Carl Cline. They operated a farm in the Parker area on Old Fort Road close to Rickreall, Monmouth, and Independence. There were two ponds stocked with rainbow trout and many fishing trips were remembered as well as community picnics at the farm on the Luckiamute River. Rivers ran through both farms, and the farm in Molalla borders the Molalla River.
Carl attended Molalla Elementary and Molalla Union High School graduating in 1973. This was followed by two years at Clackamas Community College.PPPCarl and his sister Christine were truly blessed to have such a good life growing up on the family farm with All Creatures Great and Small, various animals—family dogs and cats touched and enriched their lives.
Contributions may be made to Smyrna United Church of Christ, The Molalla Historical Society, The Oregon 4-H Foundation, Molalla FFA, The Shady Dell Live Steamers or Oregon Public Broadcasting.
Carl will be greatly missed by his family and will be interred at Adams Cemetery
Molalla Area Historical Society
I am sad to report that longtime MAHS member Carl Cline has passed away. He was born March 5, 1955 at Silverton Hospital, and died October 18, 2018 at Molalla.
His service will be Saturday October 27 , 1 PM, at the Smyrna Church, located at 31119 S Highway 170 Canby, OR 97013.
... Iris Riley, October 20, 2018
The Memorial Service for Carl Cline will be at Smyrna on Saturday, Oct. 27 at 1 p.m. with a reception to follow and a brief graveside service at Adams Cemetery, Molalla, at 3 p.m.
Please continue to keep Christine & Virgil Foster in your thoughts and prayers.