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Leola Mae Lusk

Posted: Thursday, Nov 15th, 2012

Leola Mae Lusk
Leola Mae Lusk

Leola Mae Lusk, 90, of Lincoln City, Ore., died Nov. 10, 2012 at her home.

She was born Aug. 26, 1922 to George and Zillah Markhart in Shreveport, La. In 1942, Leola graduated from Henry W. Allen Girls High School of Commerce in New Orleans. During World War II, she was active in the YWCA and USO and worked in the accounting department of Western Union in New Orleans.

She married Jack Lusk on March 12, 1946 and moved to Doty, Wash. In 1955, they moved to Taft, Ore.

They started square dancing in the mid 1960s and danced with the Surfside Squares, Lincoln City, the Toledo 49erís, Braids and Braves of McMinnville and Prints and Plaids of Dayton. Leola loved square dancing and camping and loved to knit, crochet and sew.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Jack L. Lusk.

She is survived by her daughter, Sandra (Michael) Curtis of Lincoln City; grandchildren, Kevin Curtis of Milwaukie, Ore., Brian Curtis of Clackamas, Ore. and Karen Clark of Leavenworth, Kan.; and three great-grandchildren.

Affordable Burial and Cremation is handling arrangements.

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