Richard 'Dick' Lucas

Richard “Dick” D. Lucas U.S. Veteran

May 2, 1935 - January 21, 2010

Richard D. Lucas, a longtime Hood River, Ore., resident, died Jan. 21, 2010, at Mid-Columbia Medical Center in The Dalles, Ore.
Services will be held Tuesday, Jan. 26, at 2 p.m. at Anderson’s Tribute Center.
Dick Lucas was born May 2, 1935, in Alexandria, Minn., to Clifford and Savina (Rhodes) Lucas. He was raised and educated in Minnesota and then served in the U.S. Army.
In 1958 he and Bonita Melby were married in Westford, S.D. Following their marriage, they came to Hood River where he owned and operated Hood River Plumbing and Heating for 30 years, retiring in 1997.
He attended Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, was a 50-year member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles and a 41-year member of the Elks Lodge. Dick enjoyed hunting, fishing, golf, woodworking and spending time with his grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his daughter, Deborah Lucas, in 1980; and two brothers and a sister.
Dick is survived by his wife of 51 years, Bonita Lucas, of The Dalles; son David Lucas and his wife Traci, of Hood River; daughters Lori Morinville, of Astoria, Ore., and Robin Taylor and her husband, Matt, of Gresham, Ore.; sisters Phyllis Olson, of Evansville, Minn., and Pauline Peerboom, of Minneapolis, Minn.; and a brother, Hugh Lucas, of West Virginia.
Several half brothers and sisters, 17 grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews also survive.
Private interment will be at Idlewilde Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society in care of Anderson’s Tribute Center (Funerals, Receptions, Cremations), 1401 Belmont Ave., Hood River, OR 97031; 541-386-1000. Please visit to sign the family guest book.


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