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In Memory of

Lucille Ada Breathouwer

February 27, 1913 - November 26, 2016

Obituary


Lucille Ada Breathouwer was born in Plainville, Kan. on Feb. 27, 1913 and passed away in Portland on Nov. 26, 2016. She was the fifth child of William and Christine Hilgers. She shared her life with ten other siblings who all ultimately settled in Oregon.
After attending schools in Kansas and Idaho, Lucille met and married Bernard Breathouwer on August 4, 1933 in Prairie View, Kan. Their only child, James Gordon was born Dec.2, 1934.
The family moved from Prairie View to Bend, Ore. in 1940. Bernard's work took them to Bend, Astoria,...

Lucille Ada Breathouwer was born in Plainville, Kan. on Feb. 27, 1913 and passed away in Portland on Nov. 26, 2016. She was the fifth child of William and Christine Hilgers. She shared her life with ten other siblings who all ultimately settled in Oregon.
After attending schools in Kansas and Idaho, Lucille met and married Bernard Breathouwer on August 4, 1933 in Prairie View, Kan. Their only child, James Gordon was born Dec.2, 1934.
The family moved from Prairie View to Bend, Ore. in 1940. Bernard's work took them to Bend, Astoria, and The Dalles, with the family finally settling in Portland in 1951.
With each move the couple bought homes and Lucille helped refurbish their residences. She was an accomplished gardener, an expert cook and seamstress, sewing for herself and many members of her immediate and extended family.
The couple was members of the Methodist Church wherever they lived with their last membership being in First United Methodist Church in Portland. Music was another shared endeavor. Lucille played the organ and Bernard played the Violin and banjo. They loved square dancing and enjoyed traveling, particularly their trips to Hawaii, Kansas, Europe, and Hemet, California.
After James left for college, Lucille worked for Beaverton School District in the food services area and following retirement she volunteered at the Hillsboro Hospital gift store. After Bernard passed away in 2001, Lucille moved to Creekside Village and made many treasures friends in her 15 years there.
Lucille is survived by her son, James, and his wife, Donna; brother, L. Gordon Hilgers; granddaughters, Kelli Newman and her husband, Wally, Lisa Pelham, and Julie Berry; great-grandchildren, Andrew, Ashley, Melanie, Madison, Brenna, Mallory, and Emma; and great- great-grandson, Damian.
Lucille's life was blessed with a devoted husband, a loving family, and a long and healthy life. She loved life and life loved her.

A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, December 3, 2016 at Skyline Memorial Gardens.