In Memoriam: Louanne Starr ’65

Louanne A. Starr ’65 died Oct. 3, 2021, at age 82. Born in Clatskanie and raised in Portland, she graduated from Pacific University then earned a master’s from Western Oregon University. She moved to The Dalles, Ore., and served a speech therapist with the Wasco County School District for more than 30 years before retiring in 2002. She moved to Federal Way, Wash., in 2020 to be closer to family. She was a charter member of Cascade Singers for 44 years, traveling to Europe for singing tours. She also was a 50-year active member of The Dalles United Church of Christ Congregational, where she sang in the church choir, and was involved in Beta Sigma Phi, Delta Kappa Gamma, Retired Teachers Association, and Wasco County Historical Society.

Starr was preceded in death by her parents, Paul and Helen Starr; and her younger brother, James. She is survived by her older brother, William (and Leah); sister-in-law, Suzanne; nieces Kim (and Greg) and Pam (and Brett); and nephews, David, Douglas and Brian Wicklund.

Wednesday, April 6, 2022