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Mr. Luse was born on Aug. 8, 1924 to Rolla and Beulah (Parkhurst) Luse in Salem, Ind. On Oct. 31, 1945 he married Julia Morlock in San Diego, Calif.
He came to Elgin from Portland in 1958. He worked as a cement mason for Douglas Coates Construction until 1985 when an accident forced his retirement. He was a member of the Elgin Assembly of God Church and the Cement Mason’s Local #555 of Portland.
Survivors include his wife Julia of Elgin, son and daughter-in-law, Ben and Marla Luse of Elgin, brothers Raymond, Murril, Harold and Paul Luse, all of Salem, Ind., sister, Thelma Connelly of Midland, Tex., grandchildren Jeff and Gregg Luse of Elgin and other relatives and friends. A daughter, Thelma Ann died in 1946.
A memorial service will be held at 2:30 p.m. Friday as the Elgin Assembly of God Church with Pastor Paul Olsen officiating. Private interment will be held later at the Elgin Cemetery. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Daniels-Valley Funeral Chapel.
Those who wish may make contributions in memory of Mrs. Luse to the Elgin Assembly of God building fund in care of Daniels Funeral Chapel, 1502 Seventh St.
The Observer Newspaper La Grande, Oregon
Thursday, October 1, 1987
Contributed by: Jan S. Gillespie