Nancy Elizabeth Loukkula

Artist, 80Nancy Elizabeth Loukkula, 80, of Astoria, died Monday, April 5, 2004 in Astoria.

Mrs. Loukkula was born Feb. 27, 1924 in Olney to George and Jeanette Erickson Osgood. She grew up in the Olney area, attending the Walluski School and graduating from Astoria High School in 1942.

On Dec. 7, 1942, she married Toivo Loukkula in Astoria. He died in 1985.

Mrs. Loukkula was an artist from her early childhood and continued with her passion throughout her life. Her watercolor prints became regionally recognized. She enjoyed knitting and making sweaters for her family, and was known for her Scandinavian pastries. She enjoyed raising her sons and was devoted to her grandchildren, family members said.

Mrs. Loukkula is survived by two sons and a daughter-in-law, Wayne and Dorothy Loukkula of Astoria and Loren Loukkula of Portland; a daughter-in-law, Mitzi Loukkula of Astoria; a granddaughter, Kristin Larch of Milwaukie; two grandsons, Kurt Loukkula and his wife, Emily, of Clackamas, and Jacob Loukkula of Astoria; a great-granddaughter, Kyra Larch of Milwaukie; a brother and sister-in-law, Wallace and Florence Osgood of Salinas, Calif.; two nephews, George and Steve Osgood of Salinas; and a niece, Carol Osgood of Seattle.

A celebration of life is 2 p.m. Friday at Caldwell's Luce-Layton Mortuary in Astoria.

Memorial contributions may be made to Lower Columbia Hospice, in care of Caldwell's Luce-Layton Mortuary, 1165 Franklin Ave., Astoria, OR 97103.


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