Lucille Doris Brunner

January 18, 1922April 12, 2018

Lucille Doris Brunner was born January 18th, 1922 to Gustav and Mildred Sommerfeld at their home in the Sellwood district of Portland. She and her older sister, Esther, attended Sellwood Grade School. Lucille graduated from Washington High School in 1939 and went on to attend business school to become a secretary. She was married to Lawrence Brunner at St.Paul Lutheran Church on September 10th, 1942 and then they moved to San Diego during the war years. Their first son, David, was born there in 1944, but when the war ended, they moved to Tacoma, Washington. Their second son, Ron, was born in 1946 when they moved back to Portland. They moved into their home on Stark Street in 1951 and welcomed their third child, Anne, in 1953. Beth joined the family in 1955, and then Lucille went back to work as a secretary in the central warehouse for Portland Public Schools. She also was active as the treasurer and attendance monitor for St. Paul Lutheran Sunday School for many years. Since she was baptized at St. Paul’s, Lucille was the longest living member of the church at the time of her death, over 96 years. Her family was her first priority and she was always there for them. She was greatly loved for her kindness, gentle soul and fun sense of humor. She was preceded in death by her husband Lawrence, son Ron, and is survived by her three children, seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts should be sent in Lucille’s name to St. Paul Lutheran Church Memorial Fund, at 3880 SE Brooklyn Street, Portland, Oregon 97202.


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Lucille Doris Brunner

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Pam and Monte Wagner

April 28, 2018

To Lucille's family - We send our deepest sympathy for the loss of Lucille. She and Lawrence were our neighbors when we moved to our home. Lucille was a kind, lovely person to have as our neighbor. We're glad that she was able to stay in her home as she wanted to. We enjoyed knowing her. Peace be with you.

Paula Guthrie-Scott

April 13, 2018

My mom, Elsa Guthrie, called to tell me of Lucille's passing. My sincere condolences on your loss. I remember the last time I saw her was at Mom's and Aunt Ella's 90th birthday party. Mom reminded me that she was in her wedding party. It is amazing to have friendships for that long. My mom always had nice memories of her.