Suzanne D. Luvaas

Suzanne Darlene Luvaas died Oct. 7, 2020, in her home in Aloha, Ore., from cancer at age 73.

She will be remembered by her loving son Matthew Erik Luvaas; her two sisters, Catherine Burkholder of Prescott, Ariz., and Patricia Phillips of Lincoln, Calif.; two brothers, James Phillips of Beatty, Nev., and Richard Phillips of Tokyo, Japan.

Darlene was born June 18, 1947, in Spokane, Wash., to Wendell J. and Gerita D. Phillips. The daughter of a career U.S. Air Force officer, she spent her youth and received her education living in various places throughout the country and world, graduating from Corvallis High School, Ore., in 1965. She married Peter Jerome Luvaas Sr. in 1980 and soon after had her only child, Erik.

She was known to many in Trinity County as a member of the Phillips family of Lewiston, a local participant of the Peddler’s Faire in Lewiston, a connaisseuse of antiques and art and proprietor of the curios shop “Joy’s Treasure Chest” at 106 Engle Ave. in Molalla, on the Oregon Coast.

She had worked the previous 39 years at the headquarters in Portland, Ore., for the Association of Western Pulp and Paper Workers.

Services are to be held in Portland, Ore., on Sunday, Oct. 25.

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