Lyman Radley Squier
Lyman Radley Squier of Lake Oswego died Monday, Oct. 20, 2008 of a malignant brain tumor. He was 75.
He was born on May 6, 1933 to Lyman and Margaret Squier in Alton, Ill. He was raised in Rahway, N.J. and attended Rahway High School.
He earned his bachelor's degree in civil engineering at Rutger's University and his master's and Ph.D. in civil engineering at the University of Illinois.
Mr. Squier served in the U.S. Navy as an officer on the USS Wiltsie Destroyer during WWII.
In l957, he married Jean Nemeth in Point Loma, San Diego. The couple moved to Lake Oswego in l966.
He was a consulting geotechnical civil engineer and owned his own business, Squier Associates, Inc. in Lake Oswego for more than 30 years.
Mr. Squier was active in his community and volunteered for Katrina Volunteer, CASA, Greenhouse for Street Kids, Habitat for Humanity, and the Lake Grove Presbyterian Youth Group. He loved to sail, golf, travel, ski, hike, walk and read.
He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Jean, his son David Squier of Tigard, his daughter and son-in-law, Shana and David Alles of Lake Oswego, and his grandson, Owen Alles.
A public memorial service will be held today, Oct. 30, at 3 p.m. at Lake Grove Presbyterian Church, 4040 Sunset Drive, Lake Oswego. Memorial contributions may be made to Caring Bridge.org, 1995 Rahn Cliff Court, Suite 200, Eagan, Minn., 55122 or the National Brain Tumor Foundation, 127 Watertown St., Suite 3H, Watertown, Mass., 02472
Longtime Lake Oswego resident Douglas W. Donaca died Oct. 18, 2008. He was 70.
Mr. Donaca was born Dec. 4, 1937, in Albany, Calif. His family moved to Portland when he was a youth, then to Roseburg. He graduated from Roseburg High School.
He was an accountant by profession and moved back to the Portland area in 1955 from Roseburg. He was associated with the Columbia River Coun-cil of Girl Scouts of America, Portland Audubon Society, Portland Planned Parenthood, Portland Eastside Development, and served as treasurer and president of the Portland Opera Board of Directors. He served as CEO of Dennis Uniform Company until he retired in Jan. 2001.
Mr. Donaca married Patricia A. Weber on Sept. 15, 2001. He was formerly married to Linda Donaca of Lake Oswego.
Survivors include his wife Patricia, Lake Oswego, daughter Ann Donaca-Sullivan of Portland, son Gregory D. Donaca of Boise, Idaho, brothers Ronald Donaca, Salem, and Richard Donaca, Bend; sister Donna Gerber and mother Vera Donaca of Lake Oswego and four grandchildren.
A funeral service will be held Saturday, Nov. 1, at 1 p.m. at Holman's Funeral Service, 2610 S.E. Hawthorne Blvd., in Portland.
Remembrances may be made to the Oregon Chapter of American Cancer Society or Bike First in care of Holman's Funeral Service, 503-232-5131.
William Frederic Blakeley died Oct. 22, 2008 of cancer. He was 67.
Mr. Blakeley was born April 6, 1941 to J. Neil and Mary Belle Blakeley in Wauseon, Ohio. When he was a young child, the family moved to Long Beach, Calif., where he finished his schooling.
Mr. Blakeley was a financial advisor by profession.
He married Donna M. Lindlan on May 10, 1974 and they moved to Lake Oswego in 1978. Mrs. Blakely died April 26, 2007 of cancer.
Survivors include his children, Larry Blakeley, Brandy Blakeley and Wendy Riggs, all of Lake Oswego, his mother Mary Belle Blakeley, and sisters Edith Klein and Tonya Krzystof, all of Orange County, Calif.
A Celebration of Mr. Blakeley's Life will be held on Sunday, Nov. 2, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the family home, 410 Laurel St. in Lake Oswego.
Remembrances may be sent to the American Cancer Society by calling 1-800-ACS-2345.
Lois R. Turner
Lois R. Turner of Lake Oswego died Oct. 1, 2008 of complications due to leukemia. She was 81.
She was born on Aug. 25, 1927 in Berkeley, Calif. to parents Theodore Goffried Ruegg and Dora Coltrin. She was raised in Berkeley and San Francisco.
She married Hiliary H. Turner Jr. in l964, and the couple moved to Oregon in l973.
She was a homemaker and a member of the Oswego Lake Country Club for 35 years.
She is survived by her son Hiliary H. Turner, III, and daughter Juel Turner of Lake Oswego; her sons Craig and Scott Turner and daughters Barbara and Twyla Turner all of Spokane, Wash.; daughter, L.P. Fry from Richmond, Calif.; seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
She is preceded in death by her husband of 41 years, Hiliary, who died in 2005.
A Celebration of Life will be held on Nov. 1, 2008 from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Oswego Lake Country Club. The interment was held on Oct. 10, 2008 at the Willamette National Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be sent to the Shriners Hospital for Children.