Pauline Lukl, 89, died at her retirement center home in Salem on Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014. She was born to Jesse and Rosella (Orbison) Ross in Cambridge, Kan. on Nov. 24, 1924 and was the youngest of six children.
She attended two years of high school in Lakeview, where she met her future husband and life long Lake County resident, Ed Lukl. They were married in 1945, celebrating their 61st anniversary before his death in 2006. She lived in Lakeview until 2009 when she moved to Salem to be near her daughters.
Besides raising four children, Pauline worked as a library assistant and office secretary at Lakeview High School. She also worked for Judge Foster as his secretary and was a court recorder.
She was a member of the Presbyterian Church, charter member of the Clipper Club and more recently a member of the Nazarene Church of Lakeview. She enjoyed baking, rock collecting, crafts, fishing, growing flowers, singing, reading and studying her Bible and spending time at the family cabin in the South Warners.
Pauline was preceded in death by her parents; siblings and husband.
She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Jerry and Jenna Lukl of Shingletown, Calif., daughters and sons-in-law, Anita and Clark Blanchard of Salem, Carol and Mike Ruda of Jefferson, and Phyllis and Bob Routt of La Grande; nine grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
A funeral service will be held at the Desert Rose Funeral Chapel on Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. with interment in the Sunset Park Cemetery followed by a potluck lunch at The Gathering Place.
Contributions in Pauline’s memory may be made to Alzheimer’s Association, 2860 State St., Medford 97504 or United Methodist Retirement Center, 1625 Center St. NE, Salem 97301 or to a charity of the donor’s choice.
Desert Rose Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.