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Lauren Banasky

Lauren Marie Banasky died Jan. 24, 2008 from a brain tumor. She was 28.

Ms. Banasky was born Aug. 16, 1979 to Steve Banasky and Louise Marandas. She graduated from Lakeridge High School in 1997 and then attended the University of Oregon where she completed a degree in International Studies in 2001. In the following years she studied and worked in Scotland, Ireland, England and France.

She devoted the past three years to graduate studies of English History at Portland State University, with the goal of becoming a history professor.

Survivors include her parents, Steve Banasky of West Linn, Louise Marandas of Lake Oswego, brother Mark Baker of Portland, and sisters Christina Baker of West Linn and Sara Banasky of Portland.

A Celebration of Life will be held Feb. 3 at 1 p.m. at Our Saviors Lutheran Church in Lake Oswego.

Remembrances may be sent to Portland State University with a notation to direct funds to the Lauren Banasky Memorial School Fund.

Grace S. Hall

Grace Switzer Hall died Jan. 23, 2008. She was 91.

Mrs. Hall was born July 22, 1916 in East Orange, N.J., to Frederick J. and Helen T. (Van Winkle) Switzer. She lived most of her live in New York State.

In her professional career she was a mathematics teacher and guidance counselor at the high school level. She also did market research. Upon her retirement she moved to Hawaii.

Mrs. Hall was a bridge life master, loved reading, knitting and cross-stitching.

She moved to Lake Oswego in 2000 to be close to family members.

Survivors include her son Francis L. Gray of Lake Oswego, stepdaughters Sharon Bowditch, Pam Hall and Sandra Smith.

A memorial service will be held Feb. 10 at 3 p.m. at Lake Oswego United Methodist Church.

Remembrances may be sent to the Oregon Humane Society.