Herbert Luper was born on Sept. 29, 1933, in Sapulpa, Okla., to Hattie and John Luper. He died Oct. 28, 2010, at his home in Odell, Ore.
He married Evelyn May Clark on July 14, 1956, and had three children: Michael, Marcia and Marc.
Herbert graduated from the Seventh-Day Adventist Academy in Portland, Ore. He moved to VanPort, Ore., as a young child, then moved into Portland one month before the VanPort flood.
He apprenticed with Union Pacific Railroad in 1955 as a millwright.
Herbert served in the U.S. Army from 1957 to 1958; he was stationed in Colorado for basic training, followed by New Olm, Germany, accompanied by his wife.
After the military Herbert returned to work for the railroad in Portland.
He moved to Kinzoa, Ore., working in the mill there, then moved to Odell, Ore., in 1975, where he worked at lumber mills. He also worked for Northwest Aluminum, where he retired in 1995.
Herbert’s hobbies included flying, as he owned his own plane, motor bike riding, playing Dr. Mario, doing puzzles, hunting and traveling. He loved being with family and friends; he would do almost anything for strangers and friends alike.
Herbert’s siblings are Robert Luper, Edna Wright and Orville Hudson.
Herbert’s grandchildren are Michael VanAlstyne, Jade VanAlstyne, Kyleigh McClung Maynard, Cody McClung, and five great-grandchildren.
Herbert was preceded in death by both his parents, brother Orville, sister Edna, son Michael and wife Evie.
Services are planned for 4 p.m. Monday, Nov. 8, at Anderson’s Tribute Center (Funerals, Receptions, Cremations), 1401 Belmont Ave., Hood River, OR 97031; 541-386-1000. Please visit www.andersonstributecenter.com to leave a note of condolence for family.
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