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Trish D'Arcy Binckley, ’69, 1951-2007

Binckley, Patricia D'Arcy "Trish", passed away peacefully on August 19, 2007 in Portland, OR., after a long courageous battle with ovarian cancer.

She leaves family and friends with lasting memories of her infectious enthusiasm, smile, many talents, quick wit and joyful laughter; her unwavering support and cooperativeness, kindness, compassion, and many other great qualities: that's Trish.

Her sense of humor and directness were heartwarming and her style was perfection. She had great artistic sensitivities and a genuine appreciation for all things lovely. Trish was born on June 15, 1951 in Santa Monica, CA., to Milton and Marybeth Binckley. After graduating from Sunny Hills High School in Fullerton, she moved to Portland, OR., to attend college.

Trish graduated from Willamette University and Marylhurst College with a degree in art and architecture. Subsequently, she also attended the Oregon School of Design for three years, furthering her study of architecture.

Trish began her career at Parker Furniture, working as an interior designer, and went on to join Howard Hermanson Interiors. Later, she established her own design company D'Arcy Ltd. Trish and E. Peter Teel, a noted graphic designer and graduate of Parsons School of Design in New York, met while working at Howard Hermanson's and later married. Peter and Trish's interests blended perfectly.

Trish was a cherished wife, siter, cousin, friend and dog lover; a willing community volunteer, world traveler, fluent in French, avid reader, gourmet cook and gardener extraordinaire. Survivors include her husband, Peter Teel; his daughters, Sabrina Teel and Brette Hampton; four grandsons; brother, Peter Binckley; nephew, Scott Meade and his family; niece, Jenny Flakus and Paul and Della Moroney of Ireland.

Remembrances can be sent to Legacy Hopewell House Hospice, PO Box 4484, Portland, Oregon 97208-4484

Published in the Orange County Register on 10/7/2007. To sign her OC Register Guest Book, open:



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September 30, 2007
Such a touching acknowlegement of the beautiful woman I counted as a friend. I will always miss her.
Barbara Winter (San Carlos, CA)
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