Marvene Naldi Lukas

Date of birth: January 17 0938

Date of death: August 10 2019

Marvene Naldi Lukas, age 81 of Dayton, OR passed away surrounded by her family on August 10, 2019 in Salem Hospital Salem, OR. She was born January 17, 1938 in Portland, OR the daughter of Andrew Chilton Redifer and Ada Mae Hartman Redifer. She lived with her parents and extended family in North Coquille and Curtain, OR where she attended both Curtain Grade School and Drain High School.

After graduation she moved to Portland, followed b y Los Angeles, California, and back to Portland where she met and married Lester V. Lukas, Jr. They were married and shared a life together for over 50 years. They shared a love of buying and renovating investment homes. In addition, they had a daughter, Leslie, in 1974 before moving to Scappoose, OR. In the late 1980’s Marvene and her husband bought a farm in rural Dayton, OR where she left the insurance industry to become a certified tax preparer, working for her longtime friend Shirley Warner at Warner Tax Service. Marvene retired from tax preparation to focus on her retirement and their properties, which she enjoyed managing. Marvene was a member of The Daughters of The American Revolution. She was an avid reader, had a passion for travel, flowers, an tiques, and was a lifelong animal lover. She was known for finding, helping and making a home for many animals in need.

Later in life she focused her animal advocacy on donating to some of her favorite animal charities. Her compassion for animals was admired by all who knew her and will be missed. Marvene is survived by her husband Lester V. Lukas, Jr. and her daughter Leslie LukasRecio. She is fondly remembered by several extended family members as well as friends who cared for her deeply. Per her wishes, in lieu of a service or celebration of life both friends and family wishing to honor her may make a donation in her name to The OR Humane Society https://www.ORhuman Special thanks to the staff at Salem Hospital for providing such compassionate care.

Marvene, we will always carry your memory in our hearts.

2 tribute candles have been lit

Candle lit by Staff at Crown Memorial Center Our sincere condolences.

Candle lit by Leslie Recio I love you mom.