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Obituaries - October 9

Mabel Lucas

Hood River, Ore., resident Mabel Claire Lucas died Oct. 5, 2002, at the Hood River Care Center. She was 93 years of age.

A funeral service will be held Thursday, Oct. 10, 2002, at 2 p.m. at Anderson’s Tribute Center. Private interment will follow at Mt. View Cemetery.

A visitation will be on Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2002, from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. at Anderson’s Tribute Center.

Mabel was born Oct. 15, 1908, in Williston, N.D., to Frank B. and Mabel Alice (Lounsberry) Irwin. She was raised and educated in Alexandria, Minn. On Oct. 2, 1928, Mabel C. and Paul H.W. Lucas were married in Alexandria, Minn. In the late 1930s to early 1940s Mrs. Lucas and her husband moved to Hood River to be closer to family.

Mrs. Lucas was a foster parent for 50 years and over that time was a foster mother to hundreds of children. She was also a full time mom with her own seven boys.

Mabel enjoyed crocheting and sewing. She was known for her great talent at restoring donated stuffed animals and dolls for childrens’ Christmas presents.

Mrs. Lucas is survived by her sons Harold Lucas of Odell, Ore., Mel Lucas of The Dalles, Ore., Walt and Robert Lucas of Hood River, 26 grandchildren, numerous great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, three sisters, one brother, husband Paul H.W. Lucas, and sons Wayne, Carroll, Don and Dean Lucas.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association c/o Anderson’s Tribute Center, 1401 Belmont, Hood River, OR 97031.

Opal Lovejoy

A service of remembrance will be on Oct. 12, 1 p.m., for Opal Lovejoy, at Cascade Locks Community Church in Cascade Locks, Ore. Opal’s final resting place will be in the Cascade Locks Cemetery next to her husband.

Opal died on Oct. 5, 2002, at age 89, in Portland, Ore. She was born Jan. 31, 1913, in International Falls, Minn., to John and Pearl (Christenson) Pettis.

Opal had earned her degree in education in Minnesota, and furthered it in Oregon when she moved here in 1956. She was a teacher in Minnesota, Cascade Locks, and at Mount Hood Community College with the GED program — at times teaching at the county jail. Opal was involved with the American Legion Auxiliary, the Teachers’ Association, 4-H, and the Vista House, Opal had a great love for children.

Opal was preceded in death by her husband, Stuart, by her brother, Floyd, and his wife, and by her sister’s husbands. She is survived by her brother, Glen Pettis of Lansing, Mich., her sisters Jeanette Ellsworth of Sedro Wooley, Wash., June Levasseur of Bandette, Minn., and by numerous nieces and nephews into the third generation.

Remembrances may be made to the Cascadian Education Foundation, P.O. Box. 761, Cascade Locks, OR 97014.

Arrangements are under the direction of Bateman Carroll Funeral Chapel, Gresham, Ore.,

Betty Lou Armacost

Hood River, Ore., resident Betty Lou Armacost died Friday, Oct. 4, 2002, at the Hood River Care Center. She was 78 years of age.

Private family services are to be held at a later date.

Elizabeth Lou Armacost was born July 10, 1924, to Dominick and Letizia (Sarno) Donnici in Kansas City, Mo. Mrs. Armacost was raised and educated in Kansas City and lived there until moving to Southern California with her family in 1964. She then pursued a master’s degree in psychiatry at Yale University. Betty Lou was a psychiatrist and her job allowed her to move around and work different places. From Southern California Mrs. Armacost moved to Hood River in 1970 and worked for the Hood River Center for Living and maintained her own practice. Then in 1976 she moved to Salem, where she worked for the State of Oregon. In 1980 Mrs. Armacost moved to Portland, where she lived until moving back to Hood River, in June of 2002.

Some of Betty’s interests included playing the piano, reading, and going to the opera and theater. She also belonged to the Master Gardeners Club and enjoyed tending to her garden. While in Portland, Mrs. Armacost enjoyed going to the Mystery Theater.

Mrs. Armacost is survived by her son Dennis Armacost, and his wife, Tammy, of Hood River, daughter Melodye and her husband, Stephen Andrade, of Covina, Calif., granddaughters Breanna and Kristen Armacost of Hood River, and brother Jack Donnici of Billings, Mont.

Memorial contributions may be made to Meals On Wheels c/o Anderson’s Tribute Center, 1401 Belmont, Hood River, OR 97031.

Betty Mainwaring

Betty Ann Mainwaring, a lifelong Hood River, Ore., resident, died Monday, Sept. 30, 2002, at Providence Hood River Memorial Hospital. She was 79 years of age.

Services will be on Saturday, Oct. 5, 2002, at 1 p.m. at Anderson’s Tribute Center. A reception will follow.

Betty was born in Hood River on Nov. 23, 1922, to Herman and Margaret (Coch) Dethman. She was raised and educated in Hood River.

On Dec. 15, 1945, she and Raymond Mainwaring were married in White Salmon, Wash. Betty enjoyed gardening, sewing, crocheting and cooking. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Hood River.

She was preceded in death by her husband Ray in 2000, and her brother, Floyd.

Survivors include her sons, Earl “Smokey” Mainwaring of Hood River; Tim Mainwaring of Kennewick, Wash.; and Ted Mainwaring; her brother, Vernon Dethman, and sister, Virginia Dillenback, of Hood River. Thirteen grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren also survive.

Private interment will be at Pine Grove Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Pine Grove Fire Department c/o Anderson’s Tribute Center, 1401 Belmont, Hood River, OR 97031.

Trevor Smith

Trevor Wayne Smith, a former Hood River, Ore., resident died Sept. 17, 2002, at the age of 35.

Trevor was born Jan. 19, 1967, in Whittier, Calif. At the age of two he moved to the Portland area, and later attended Estacada schools. He lived in Hood River and worked at Lost Lake Resort for part of his adult life. Trevor recently worked as an artist.

Survivors include his parents, Barbara and Roy Hillmick; a daughter, Ashley Kiser Smith; a sister, Raelynn Collie; step-sisters Ann Marie Brewster and Amy Hillmick; a step-brother, Heath Hillmick; a niece, Ella Collie; nephews Taylor and Trenton Collie; and a cousin, Rick Lambert. Private services were held.

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