Obituaries - Sept. 22, 2011
Longtime Lake Oswego resident Richard 'Dick' Dennis Dana died Sept. 10, 2011, of complications from cancer and heart disease. He was 76.
Mr. Dana was born Aug. 10, 1935, in Seattle, the third of three sons born to Lee Weldy Dana and Eliz-abeth Moloney Dana. Lee Dana died prior to his youngest son's birth and the children were raised with help from Mrs. Dana's parents in Bellevue.
Mr. Dana attended Washington State University and graduated from the University of Washington with a degree in business.
After college, he moved to Lake Oswego where he met Judith Ward on a blind date. The couple married in 1963 at Our Lady of the Lake Church and resided in Lake Oswego where they raised their family.
Mr. Dana was a mortgage banker by profession. He will be remembered for his love of food and cooking, history and the enjoyment he found in his family.
Survivors include his wife of 48 years, Judith Dana, Lake Oswego; son and daughter-in-law, Martin and Jamie Dana, Lake Oswego; son, Michael Dana and his partner Scott Keller, Portland; son and daughter-in-law, Scott and Liesl Dana, Roswell, Ga.; brothers, Lee 'Bud' Dana, Vero Beach, Fla. and Robert Dana, Kent, Wash., and four grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Alexandra Ellis Caring Cabin, in care of Children's Cancer Association, 433 N.W. Fourth Ave., Ste. 100, Portland, OR 97209.
Longtime Lake Oswego resident Larry Rodney Walgraeve died July 29, 2011, of a heart attack. He was 62.
Mr. Wal-graeve was born in Hillsboro, on July 28, 1949, to Katherine Ramsey and Richard C. Walgraeve. He graduated from Lake Os-wego High School in 1968.
He earned his private pilot's license in 1968 and was retired from his profession as an aircraft part salesman.
Mr. Walgraeve married Lake Oswego native Lilla Susan Wintermute on April 30, 1971, at Christ Church Episcopal Parish in Lake Oswego.
Survivors include his wife, Lilla Walgraeve, Lake Oswego; son and daughter-in-law, Austin Lee and Kimberly Jill Walgraeve, Tualatin; and two grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held in the lower picnic area at George Rogers Park on Sept. 24 from 4 to 7 p.m.
Mary Louise Turner Lind died Sept. 14, 2011. She was 89.
Mrs. Lind was born April 1, 1922, in Kennett Square, Pa., to Mary and William Shoemaker. She was raised in Kennett Square and graduated from Wilmington Friends School, Wilmington, Del. She later earned a bachelor's degree from Connecticut College for Women in 1943.
She married William 'Bill' Turner in 1943 in Kennett Square. The couple first moved to West Linn and then settled in Lake Oswego in 1949. They divorced in the late 1970s and Mr. Turner died in 1994.
She married George Lind on Oct. 22, 1988. Mr. Lind died in 2007.
Mrs. Lind volunteered with international student exchange programs, enjoyed puppets and teaching puppetry classes, founded Oregonians for Acupuncture and enjoyed playing tennis.
Survivors include her children, Nancy Turner, Happy Valley, Jill Turner, Portland, Jane Turner, East Lansing, Mich., Steve Turner, Lake Oswego; brother, Charles Shoemaker, Kennett Square, Pa.; eight grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
A memorial service will be held at Mountain Park Recreation Center, 2 Mt. Jefferson Terrace in Lake Oswego on Oct. 9 from 1 to 4 p.m.
Donald William Thurston
Donald William Thurston died at Mercy Medical Center in Roseburg of a heart attack Sept. 11, 2011. He was 73.
He was born May 2, 1938, in Salem to Harvey 'Bill' and Winnie Thurston and was raised in Scio. He graduated from Scio High School and got a degree as an Oregon registered professional land surveyor and certified water rights examiner.
He married Rachael (Witt) Thurston July 25, 1992, in Klamath Falls.
He was a land surveyor and highway engineer and retired in 2001. He worked 31 years for the Oregon Department of Transportation. In 1992, he started Thurston and Associates Inc. with his wife, Rachael, in Klamath Falls. They moved the business to Lake Oswego in 1994.
The couple split their time between Lake Oswego and Myrtle Creek since 2007.
He was a member of Our Lady of the Lake Parish in Lake Oswego and All Souls Catholic Church in Myrtle Creek. He was also a member of Knights of Columbus Council 3818 - third degree, Order of the Antelope and a past member of the Oregon Professional Land Surveyors of Oregon - PLSO.
He enjoyed camping, hiking, hunting and fishing. He volunteered with various church ministries including RCIA, Liturgical Ministries and the Respect Life Committee and Knights of Columbus service projects.
Survivors include his wife, Rachael Thurston; son, Mark Thurston of Stayton; daughters and sons-in-law Allen and Yvette Fetsch of Silverton and Renee and Scott Hicks of Abu Dhabi, UAE; Nicole and Greg Ellis of Gold Hill; stepsons and step-daughters-in-law, Paul 'David' and Jenn Braden of Kapaa, Hawaii, Leif and Melissa Webb of Lake Oswego; stepson, Micah Braden of Portland; step-daughter-in-law, Amber Johnson of Portland; 10 grandchildren; six step-grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and two step-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his mother, father and his sister, Linda Thurston.
A Mass will be held Friday, Sept. 23, at Our Lady of the Lake, 650 A Ave. in Lake Oswego at 11 a.m. Interment will follow at Sacred Heart Cemetery, 17201 Stafford Road, following a funeral luncheon.
Remembrances may be made to Our Lady of the Lake School Endowment Fund, 650 A Ave., Lake Oswego, or the Father Taffee Foundation, 945 Columbia St. N.E., Salem, 97301.
Susan K. Hellstedt
Susan K. Hellstedt died of breast cancer in Beaverton, Aug. 10, 2011. She was 65.
She was born Sept. 1, 1945, to Edward and Ruth Hellstedt in Chicago, Ill.
She graduated with a bachelor of arts from Augustana College. She was an interior designer. She was a member of A.S.I.D. and a participant in many designer show houses. She volunteered at Albertina Kerr Home in Portland and the design manual for the refurbishment of the Albertina Kerr Home is dedicated to her.
She lived in Lake Oswego from 1989 to 2005 and in Beaverton since 2005.
Survivors include her daughter, Lindsay Hoffman, of Independence; brother, Jon Hellstedt, of Deer Isle; and Gay Tew Bridges 'Mrs. Digby C.,' sister, of Palm Beach, Fla.
A memorial service will be held Nov. 13 at noon at Christ the King Lutheran Church, 11305 S.W. Bull Mountain Road in Tigard.
Remembrances may be made to Odyssey Hospice, 8625 S.W. Cascade, Beaverton, 97008; Christ the King Lutheran Church, 11305 S.W. Bull Mountain Road, Tigard, 97224; and the American Cancer Society.