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Faith Zito biography: 13 things about Portland, Oregon native

Faith Warnock Zito was a teacher, a writer and a musician from Kent, Washington, United States. She was a devout Christian.

Zito rescued cats and loved to grow roses. Here are 13 more things about her:

  1. She was born in Portland, Oregon, USA. Aside from Kent, she lived in other parts of Washington including Seattle.
  2. She was a United Service Organizations (USO) volunteer in Oregon and Peter Zito was a World War II soldier when they met. They got married in New York, USA where he was born. 
  3. In 1934, her mother died. She went to live in Ashland, Oregon with her uncle LeRoy Ostrander, aunt Elizabeth Gossett Ostrander and cousins Arthur Ostrander, Alice Ostrander and Paula Ostrander.
  4. In 1948, she gave birth to Barbara A. Zito.
  5. In 1951, she gave birth to Stephanie L. Zito.
  6. In 1956, she gave birth to Peter Zito, Jr.
  7. From 1971 to 1973, she volunteered for Community Care Associates, Inc. in Portland.
  8. From 1973 to 1978, she worked for The Oregonian Newspaper in Portland as an ad taker and a clerk.
  9. On October 3, 1974, her son Peter Jr. was fatally shot in Beaverton, Oregon. Authorities have yet to name identify the shooter.
  10. In 1978, she joined Portland Community College in Portland as secretary for adult basic education (ABE) and English as a Second Language (ESL). From 1978 to 1982, she attended Portland State University  in Portland where she was awarded a bachelor of science in arts and letters.
  11. From 1982 to 1987, she attended Marylhurst College in Lake Oswego, Oregon where she earned her bachelor’s degree in music.
  12. On March 26 1990, her husband Peter Sr. died at the age of 68.
  13. On August 16, 2017, she died from pneumonia and heart failure in a hospital in Tacoma, Washington. She was 95.
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