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Barbara Allison

Jan. 27, 1926-Nov. 9, 2011

Barbara (Lucke) Allison died quietly Nov. 9 at the age of 85.

One of eight children, she was born Jan. 27, 1926, in Austin, Ore., to Alford and Fern Ladd. Upon the death of her natural father, she was adopted by her uncle and aunt, Harold and Jessie Ladd of Longcreek.

At age 3 she moved to Longcreek. The log cabin that was the Ladd homestead is on Long Creek in Grant County, close to her father's work in what is now the Umatilla National Forest.

Prior to moving to the 'town house,' she rode her mule Maggie 1,006 miles in one year to school, often in inclement weather, 8 miles each way. Later she could be seen riding her horse Queen with her dog Sandy sitting on the saddle blanket behind her.

She attended Carter District Grade School and at age 16 graduated from Longcreek High School in a class of five students and a total school population of 12. She was class president, the valedictorian and earned a letter in volleyball, the only school sport then open to women.

Her drive and organization were evident in her April 23, 1942, speech: 'Our education is one thing that, once acquired, cannot be taken from us. Education is a prized possession, and we should treat it thus. If we believe in the survival of the fittest, then we must make ourselves fit for survival.'

She attended business college in Portland. Her first job was working for Oregon Electric Motor in Portland, where she was office manager, secretary and anything else that was needed, with a prodigious memory for names, phone numbers and supplier part numbers.

On Jan. 23, 1945, she married William D. Lucke of Canby. She stopped working to raise their first child, Robert, who was born in 1956, and her second son, Kenneth, born in 1959. The Lucke family lived in Portland, Salem and Albany.

In 1968, she began work for Avon Inc. and rose to district manager, directing up to 120 sales representatives in Linn and Benton counties. She won many awards from Avon on a district and national level.

In 1969 she was divorced.

When her sons were raised, she began spending winters in Apache Junction, Ariz., at the Lost Dutchman mobile resort.

It was there, through square dancing and shuffleboard, that she met 30-year U.S. service veteran Earl Allison, and they were married in June 1993. They took up residence at Woodburn Senior Estates and continued to make the Arizona trek for nine years until failing health intervened.

On July 4, 2004, after providing care for her beloved husband Earl for more than two years, Mrs. Allison was widowed.

Most recently, she lived in Wilsonville.

It was her wish that no service be held and that her ashes be scattered over the Pacific Ocean.

Mrs. Allison made friends easily and gave a rare and precious gift to all who were close: her unconditional love.

Surviving are sons Robert Lucke of Sherwood and Ken Lucke of Seaside, along with many friends.

Online condolences may be left at ANewTradition.com.

Arrangements were by Crown Memorial Center - Tualatin.

Doris Alma Cooper

Feb. 19, 1915-Nov. 24, 2011

Doris Alma Cooper died Nov. 24 in Portland. The longtime resident of Tigard and King City was 96 years old.

She was born Feb. 19, 1915, in Pasadena, Calif., to James McGivney and Lena Doucette McGivney.

Surviving are son Kenneth Cooper of Klamath Falls; daughters Carol Goodson of Vancouver, Wash., and Susan Metzker of Corvallis; nine grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

Preceding her in death, in addition to her parents, were her husband Francis Joseph Cooper and son Allen F. Cooper.

A private graveside service was held Friday in St. Anthony Cemetery.

Young's Funeral Home handled arrangements.

Alfred Anthony Kellner

Aug. 18, 1921-Nov. 8, 2011

Alfred Anthony Kellner died Nov. 8 at his Tigard home. He was 90 years old.

Born Aug. 18, 1921, at Vashon Island, Wash., to Alphonse Wolfgang Kellner and Sophia Elizabeth Bader, he was raised in Tigard and attended Tigard High School.

He served in the Air Force until being discharged May 19, 1955.

On Sept. 17, 1948, he married Anne Joella Peterson in the First Congregational Church - Vancouver.

Mr. Kellner was employed as a salesman in the electrical industry for Gilbert Brothers and then Platt Electric.

He was a member of American Legion Post 158, and his interests included motorcycle riding, fishing and hunting.

Surviving are his wife Anne of Tigard; son Brent Kellner of Tigard; and sister Barbara Roland of San Diego.

Preceding him in death were his mother and father.

No services or interment are planned. Arrangements were by Young's Funeral Home.

Helen Lucero

May 3, 1943-Nov. 30. 2011

Helen Lucero, 68, a former resident of western Washington County, late of Tualatin, died Nov. 30 at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center.

The daughter of John Duran and Mary (Gorduno) Duran, she was born May 3, 1943, in Albuquerque, N.M., and was raised and received her education in Montrose, Colo.

She made her home in Commerce City, Colo., until 1974, when she moved to Oregon, settling in The Dalles. She resided in The Dalles 11 years, until 1985, when she moved to Hillsboro. She lived there until 1998, when she moved to Forest Grove. She lived in Forest Grove nine years, until 2007, when she moved to Tualatin, where she had resided since.

Mrs. Lucere worked as a nurse in Home Healthcare for many years, until 1998, when she retired.

Among her special interests were her family and spending time with her children and grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Mary Duran, and sons Jamie (Ace) Lucero on Oct. 31, 1993, and Kenneth Eric (Kitty) Lucero on Sept. 23, 1995.

Survivors include her significant other Grant E. McIver of Tualatin; children Debra Lucero of Salem, Sandra Lucero of The Dalles; Mary Allison of The Dalles, Bennie (Ben) Lucero of Sherwood, Gina Barrett of Eugene; and Raymond Lucero Jr. of Beaverton; the father of her children, Raymond Lucero Sr., of Forest Grove; brothers Natch, Ernest and Robert Duran, all of Denver; sister MaryLou Duran of Denver; and 27 grandchildren, 29 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

The Rev. Richard E. Osburn, retired United Church of Christ minister, officiated at a celebration of life service on Dec. 4 at Fuiten, Rose and Hoyt Funeral Home in Forest Grove, followed by private cremation rites at the Hoyt Crematory in Forest Grove.

The family suggests that remembrances may be contributions to the Helen Lucero Memorial Fund, c/o Fuiten, Rose and Hoyt Funeral Home, P.O. Box 744, Forest Grove 97116 to assist with funeral expenses.

To sign the online guest book or to send a condolence to the family, go to fuitenrosehoyt.com. Fuiten, Rose and Hoyt Funeral Home handled arrangements.

Karen Radique

July 15, 1941-Nov. 29, 2011

Karen Radique died in Aloha on Nov. 29 at the age of 70. Cause of death was cancer. She had lived in Oregon since 1970 and moved to the Beaverton area in 1982.

She was born in Seattle July 15, 1941, to William Dale and Helen Richardson Dale. Raised in Granite Falls, Wash., she attended Granite Falls High School and Everett Community College.

She was a nail technician for 27 years and a redecorator in the Beaverton area. Prior to that she held several positions, one of which was director of sales and catering at the Sheraton Inn/Airport, and another was working on the 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' movie at the coast as a teamster.

She was hospitality director of the Bergfreunde Ski Club, with which she traveled the world, including Turkey, Egypt, Italy, the Panama Canal, the Caribbean and Alaska, among others. Her favorite place afar was Santorini, Greece, and her favorite local place was Crown Point. She also put on events with the club and was hospitality director for the last few years.

She was a member of the Beaverton Chamber of Commerce for many years.

Her latest adventure was volunteering with the Beaverton Civic Theatre, doing props and even dabbling a little in acting in a local commercial.

She embroidered beautifully and loved being with her friends 'The Hottsies.'

Full of grace and energy, Mrs. Radique loved life, her family and her friends. She had a great sense of humor, loved to laugh and brought sunshine into any room. She will be missed by many.

Survivors include daughter Monica Garris of Bend; son William Powell of Sedro Wooley, Wash; grandsons William Powell, Coltan Powell, Dylan Powell and Ian Garris; a nephew and a niece.

Preceding her in death were her father and mother and sister Billie Jean Sorweide.

The family of Karen Radique will hold a celebration of her life service at a date to be determined.

Donations may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Eva Magdalena Roehn

Sept. 26, 1924-Nov. 26, 2011

Hillsboro resident Eva Magdalena Roehn died Nov. 26 in Tuality Community Hospital. She was 87 years old.

A memorial service will be held Sunday at 3 p.m. in the Forest Grove Seventh-day Adventist Church, 1950 Mountain View Lane, in Forest Grove, where Mrs. Roehn was a member.

The daughter of Gustav Adolf and Magdalena (Feddern) Wucherer, she was born Sept. 26, 1924, in Hamburg, Germany, and raised and educated in Velbert, Germany.

In 1947 she married Herbert H. Roehn in Velbert, where they lived until 1957, when they moved to Philadelphia. They then lived in Flushing, N.Y., and Anaheim Hills, Calif., before settling in Hillsboro in 2006 to be closer to their family.

Mrs. Roehn was a homemaker, raising two daughters, Dorothee and Gabrielle.

Special interests were knitting, crocheting and cooking.

Preceding her in death were her parents and daughters Dorothee Harn and Gabrielle Roehn.

Surviving are her husband Herbert of Hillsboro; brothers Hans Wucherer of Oberusel, Germany, and Siegfried Wucherer, of Velbert, Germany; granddaughter Taylor Harn of Hillsboro; and grandsons Evam Harn of Hillsboro and Jason Roehn of Tigard.

The family of Eva Magdalena Roehn suggests remembrances to Forest Grove Seventh-day Adventist Church, 1950 Mountain View Lane, Forest Grove, in her memory.

Tualatin Valley Funeral Alternatives-Hillsboro is handling arrangements.

Donald Lee Walters Sr.

Sept, 2, 1928-Nov. 19, 2011

Donald Lee Walters Sr. died Nov. 19 at age 83.

The youngest of seven children, he was born Sept. 2, 1928, in Hillsboro to James and Frances Walters, grandson of Samuel Walter, the first settler of Cedar Mill.

Mr. Walters was an electrician and a small business owner in Portland, Hood River and Anchorage, Alaska.

He enjoyed fishing, hunting and being outdoors.

Surviving are sons Donald, Steven and Richard; daughters Rosalie and Sandy; grandchildren Donald, Marcus, Vanessa, Chrystal, Chase, Brandon, Susan, Anna, Emily, Angela, Debra, Katherine, Richard, Brandi, Cynthia, April, Dalene and Falicia; plus several great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

Preceding him in death were his wife Peggy and son Danny.

Graveside services were held Nov. 23 at Union Cemetery in Cedar Mill.

Arrangements were by Crown Memorial Center Milwaukie.

Paul Weber Jr.

March 18, 1924-Nov. 30, 2011

Paul Weber Jr. of Hillsboro died Nov. 30 following a long battle with congestive heart failure. He was 87 years old.

He was born on March 18, 1924, to Paul Weber Sr. and Bessie Estes Weber in Toledo, Ohio, and raised in Ohio, Arizona and Florence before settling in Portland.

He graduated from Chapman Elementary School and Benson High School.

On Dec. 8, 1942, he enlisted in the Navy, serving during World War II until Jan. 14, 1946.

He received the following awards: Point System, American Area, European African, First Star, Asiatic Pacific, Good Conduct Medal and Victory Medal.

On Valentine's Day in 1947, he married Wilma Bergin. She preceded him in death in 1992.

He worked in transportation before retiring.

He was active in his community and with the American Legion. On flag holidays he could be found assisting with the American Legion Post 104 flag program and posting flags along Tualatin Valley Highway in Aloha. He attended a majority of the post functions and rarely missed the Wednesday hamburger nights.

Survivors include his son Donald Weber of Beaverton; daughter Marcia Meyer of Gresham; seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

A memorial service for Mr. Weber is being held today (Thursday) at 11 a.m. at American Legion Post No. 104, 20325 S.W. Alexander St., in Aloha. Private interment has been held.

The family of Paul Weber Jr. suggests that donations in his name be made to the American Legion Foundation Aloha Post No. 104, 20325 S.W. Alexander St., Aloha 97006-2207.

Finley-Sunset Hills Mortuary handled arrangements.