Gresham, Oregon resident Jeremy Luce died
unexpectedly at his home Feb. 9, 2008. He was 33.
Luce was born in Ft. Lewis, Wash., at Madigan
Army Hospital. Luce attended grade school and junior high in Portland and
graduated from Tillamook High School in 1992. He was always a loyal friend and
loving brother to his sisters Melissa and Kara.
Immediately upon graduation, Luce enlisted in
the Navy. After the Navy, he returned to Oregon and eventually settled in the
Gresham/Fairview area where he was a popular bartender in several area
He is survived by his mother and step-father
Rita and Steve Lerwick of Eagle River; father and stepmother David Luce and
Kathleen Gibson of Anchorage; sisters Melissa Dittbrender of Wasilla, Kara
Lerwick of Eagle River; nephew Jeffrey Dittbrender and two nieces, Bethany and
Madelyn Dittbrender of Wasilla; maternal grandmother Evelyn Leahy Hankel of
Astoria, Ore.; paternal grandmother Marilyn Scott of Eugene, Ore.; and many
aunts, uncles and cousins in Oregon, Washington, Alaska and the East Coast.
Funeral services for Luce were held Feb. 14, at
Star Mary’s Star of the Sea Catholic Church in Astoria. Ore., with the graveside
service held at Greenwood Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to
the Jeremy Luce Memorial Fund c/o Hughes Ransom Mortuary, Astoria.
Source: Frontiersman, 15 February 2008