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He earned a bachelor of arts degree from Monmouth Univer sity in Monmouth, Ill., and later a master’s degree from University of the Pacific in Stockton, Calif.
He began his career in higher education administration in the admissions office at Monmouth University, and later worked in alumni relations and fundraising at Monmouth. He worked at seven different academic institutions during his career and retired from Lewis and Clark College as vice president of college relations in 1977. He later served as a consultant in fundraising and marketing for the college and non profit organizations.
Mr. Atchison married Marta Louise Searle; they had sons, Kelley and Miles, and later divorced.
Mr. Atchison married Christine on July 25, 1985.
A celebration of Mr. Atchison’s life will be held Sunday, Jan. Broadway, Portland.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Monmouth College, 700 E. Broadway, Monmouth, Ill., 61462.
Former Lake Oswego resident Kenneth K. Maher died Dec. 30, 2011, in Morton, Wash. He was 90.
Mr. Maher was born June 13, 1921, in Portland to Patrick J. and Mary (Kaptur) Maher.
He graduated from Grant High School in 1939, from the University of Portland in 1943 and Northwest College of Law (now Lewis and Clark Law School) in 1946.
He married Frances ‘Kay’ Burns on Oct. 2, 1943; the two had met two years earlier at a dance at the University of Portland. The Mahers lived in Lake Oswego for a time and built a second home on Lake Mayfield near Mossyrock, Wash., which was a treasured family retreat for many years. Mrs. Maher died in 2008.
Mr. Maher served as a state representative in the Oregon Legislature from 1961 to 1973. During his legislative career he worked with many political figures including President John F. Kennedy and Oregon governors Mark Hatfield, Tom McCall and Victor Atiyeh. He also was a state of Oregon administrator, business owner and developer.
Survivors include his children and their spouses, Patricia and Richard Settle of Bellevue, Wash., Creighton and Karen Maher of San Diego, Patrick Maher, El Cerrito, Calif.,
Richard and Jill Maher, Eugene, Stephen Maher of Wenatchee, Wash., Michael and Barb Maher, Seattle, and Kimberly and Ted Andersen, of Lake Oswego; 16 grandchildren; four great grandchildren.
Tony Bradley, an adopted son, preceded him in death.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Friday, Jan. at St. Yves Catholic Church, Silver Creek, Wash. Beaverton Hillsdale Highway, Portland, OR 97225.
Sarah Kathryn LaMoureux died of an accidental death at her Lake Oswego home on Jan. 14, 2012. She was 43.
Ms. LaMoureaux was born Oct. 21, 1968, in Lake Oswego to Peter and Sally LaMoureaux. She was raised in Lake Oswego and graduated from Lake Oswego High School in 1986. She attended Marymount Palos Verdes College and graduated from the University of Oregon. She was a member of Alpha Phi.
Ms. LaMoureaux began her sales career at Doc Martens Shoes and advanced to real estate and property sales at Oswego Pointe. She also work in computer based organizations. She worked in Germany and traveled throughout Europe and the Middle East.
Survivors include her mother, Sally; brother, John; and half sister, Erin. Her father preceded her in death.
No service will be held at her request.
Memorial contributions can be made to the Oregon Humane Society.
Longtime Lake Oswego resident Joanne Claire Forbes Bastian died Jan. 1, 2012. She was 80.
Mrs. Bastian was born Sept. 27, 1931, in Monrovia, Calif., to Claire Drew Forbes and Gordon John Forbes. She attended primary school and two years of high school in Seattle at Holy Names Academy. She graduated from Santa Barbara High School in 1949, where she was very active in theater.
She graduated from the University of Oregon with a bachelor of science in speech in 1953. She was an honorary member of Phi Delta Phi, Gamma Alpha Phi and Phi Beta.
After graduating college she began a career in radio, television and advertising and helped develop Albany Little Theater, now Albany Civic Theater.