Ida Philomena (Hamsik) Flick
August 11, 1921 – March 31, 2018
Ida Philomena Hamsik was born on August 11, 1921, in Mt. Angel, Oregon. She attended Linnton Grade School and Roosevelt High School. After graduation, she worked at Portland Woolen Mills and later at St. Vincent’s Hospital, where she met her husband-to-be. She married Ervin Frederick Flick on February 14, 1943. They had been married for 73 years when her husband passed away on March 21, 2016. Ida passed away Saturday, March 31, at St. Vincent’s Hospital.
Ida is survived by their eight children, Eileen Signor, Patrick (Junetta), Charles (Barbara), James (Lorelei), Susan Rasmussen (Dean), Robert (Barbara), Michael, and Stephen (Renee); 12 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.
Ida was a member of the St. John’s chapter of the TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) Club for over 50 years, during which time she regularly attended meetings and cultivated many long-lasting friendships.
There was something very special about the way Ida showed her love for her children, grandchildren, great-children, and all their spouses. There was nothing too difficult for Ida when it came to her children. If you needed help, she was there. If you needed someone to talk to, she was there. If you needed a shoulder to cry on, she was there.
Ida enjoyed cooking and baking and she prepared many dinners for family get-togethers, often featuring her famous potato salad or clam chowder. She enjoyed making pies, cookies, and anything else she could share with her family. She encouraged her family to visit and always greeted them with open arms and a big smile. Her children and her children’s children were fortunate to inherit her beautiful smile.
Sewing was one of Ida’s favorite past-times. Ida taught her daughters how to sew, crochet, and embroider; she made dolls for many of her great grandchildren. She also passed on a love of reading, a practice she continued all her life.
In the spring and summer months, you could always find Ida in her garden. She knew the names of all her plants and flowers, making sure there was always a bouquet of flowers from her garden in her house. Flowers was one of the gifts she most enjoyed receiving.
A viewing will be held at 10:00 a.m., Friday, April 13, followed by a Mass in Celebration of Life at 10:30 a.m.at Holy Family Catholic Church, 7525 SE Cesar Chavez Boulevard, Portland, Oregon. A reception following the service will be held at 4445 SE Ogden, Portland, Oregon. Burial will be at St. Luke’s Cemetery, 417 Harrison Street, Woodburn, Oregon 97071. Ida will be buried next to her father who died in 1925.