To continue with my last post, House History: Catching up with the Lucas Family, I decided to start with paying tribute to Elsie Lucas. She was the wife of the first owners son, and she shared some memories with me during a visit I had with her in 2008.
Elsie is survived by her Daughter-in-Law; Kathleen Barless, two Grandchildren, 5 Great Grandchildren and her Brother; Allen Lomer. Visitation for Elsie will be Friday, June 3, 2011 at Gateway Little Chapel of the Chimes in Portland, Oregon from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. A Funeral Service will be held Saturday, June 4, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. at St. Stephens Episcopal Church, 1432 SW 13th Avenue, Portland, Oregon. Interment will be at Greenwood Hills Cemetery in Portland.
Gateway Little Chapel of the Chimes has the honor of directing arrangements for the Lucas Family.
Additional photos of Elsie were posted on her memorial site
Her husband passed away in March 1986. He was the son of the first owner of our bungalow and lived here until he was about 14 years old. Elsie said he drove her past our house once remarking that he grew up there.
Funeral for Kalo Benton Lucas, a Portland radio technician for many years, will be at 10 a.m. Monday in St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 1432 S.W. 13th Ave., with interment in Greenwood Hill Cemetery.
Mr. Lucas, a resident of Southwest Portland, was born in Portland. he died Friday in a Portland hospital at the age of 75.
During World War II, Mr. Lucas worked in the Portland shipyards. He was general manager and president of Portland Radio Supply Co. from 1955 until he retired in 1975. He also had operated an amateur radio department for Pacific Stationery & Printing Co. He was a member of St. Stephen’s Parish and of the Portland Amateur Radio Club.
Surviving Mr. Lucas are his wife of 44 years, Elsie Jean; two daughters, Carol Trotter of Wisconsin and Phyllis Scrock of Brunswick, Ga.; one son, William B. of Portland; and seven grandchildren.
The family suggest remembrances be contributions to Episcopal Campus Ministries in care of St. Stephen’s Episcopal Parish.
May they both rest in peace.