Luhrs, Sarah J. – Obituary

Sarah J. Luhrs, 88, formerly of North Powder and La Grande, died Tuesday March 11 in Eugene.

A service will be start at noon Monday at West Lawn Funeral Home in Eugene. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to noon at West Lawn Funeral Home.

Mrs. Luhrs was born March 1, 1920 in North Powder to Dick and Enolia (Gorham) Brothers.

She married John Luhrs on Aug. 23, 1938 in Wallowa. They were married 47 years. John Luhrs died Feb. 16, 1984.

She was a foster home care giver in La Grande, Corvallis, and Clarkston, Wash. She had lived in the Lane County area since 1961.

Mrs. Luhrs was a 63-year member of and past president of Eagles 275. She had received the Lady of Charity Award, the Eagle of the Year honor and was in the Eagle Hall of Fame.

Survivors include a son Richard of Eugene and daughters Carrie (Pat) Biggs of Eugene, Lola Gray of Dinuba, Calif., and Jean (Lynn) Funk of Salem.
She had 18 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren and 11 great-great grandchildren.

Contributions may made to Sacred Heart Hospice, Northside Baptist Church or a charity of choice in care of Forest Lawn Funeral Home, P.O. Box 22210, Eugene, 97402.

La Grande Observer – Obituaries for the week ending March 15, 2008 – Published March 13, 2008

Submitted by Dixie Ricker

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