Angela McCool Obituary

Angela Harper McCool
Angela Harper McCool

October 3, 1986 - July 28, 2017
Born in Eugene, OR
Resided in Junction City, OR


Angela Harper Rear McCool passed away July 28, 2017 after a three year battle with breast cancer. She was 30.
Angela was born on October 3, 1986 in Eugene, Oregon to James “Jimmy” Robert Rear, Jr. and Marilyn Harper Rear. She was the second of three girls and was raised on the family hazelnut farm in Junction City. She attended Junction City High School and graduated in 2005. Angela was an honors student and a three-sport athlete at JCHS, playing volleyball, swimming and running hurdles with the track team. During her senior year, she was 1st team Sky-Em league in volleyball and placed 2nd in the 100 meter hurdles at the OSAA state track meet at Hayward Field, setting the JCHS school record. It is still the record today.
She attended Oregon Institute of Technology (OIT) and Lane Community College (LCC). While at LCC, Angela ran hurdles on the track team. During this time she worked in the office at the family business, Rear’s Manufacturing Co. with her dad, uncle, aunts and many cousins. In 2008, she moved to La Grande, Oregon to attend dental hygiene school. She graduated in 2010 from the OIT- La Grande campus and moved back to the Junction City area. Angela was a dental hygienist for Pediatric Dental Associates in Eugene for 6 years. She loved her patients and working for Dr. Ford, her own childhood dentist. Angela took great pride in teaching kids how to care for their teeth.
Angela married her high school sweetheart Joshua McCool on August 9, 2014. They lived in Junction City, close to all of their family. Their daughter, Harper Dawn McCool was born on April 14, 2016. Angela’s greatest joy was being a mother to Harper. She enjoyed crafting and spending time with her family.
Angela is survived by her husband Joshua, her daughter Harper, mother Marilyn Rear of Junction City, sisters Katherine Rear of Junction City, Jamie Rear Sakshaug (Andrew) of Portland, grandmother Pauline Rear of Eugene, and many extended family members.
She was predeceased in death by her beloved father Jimmy Rear, Jr. and her dear grandparents, Thomas and Janet Harper and Jim Rear, Sr.

Visitation will be held Friday, August 4th, from 4:00 to 7:00pm at Major Family Funeral Home 112 N. A St. Springfield, Oregon.
Burial Service will be held Saturday, August 5th, 9:00am at Rest Lawn Memorial Park 94355 Territorial Hwy Junction City, Oregon.
A celebration of life will be held Saturday, August 5th, 11:00am at the United Methodist Church, 750 W 10th Ave. Junction City, Oregon.

Remembrances may be made in Angela’s name to Junction City Education Together Foundation, P.O. Box 523 Junction City, OR 97448.

Services are in care of Major Family Funeral Home in Springfield. Visit to share memories and sign the online guest book.




Graveside Service
Rest Lawn Memorial Park
Junction City, OR US
Saturday, August 5, 2017
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Memorial Service
First United Methodist Church
1376 Olive Street
Eugene, OR
Saturday, August 5, 2017
11:00 AM