Luette Frost (1933 - 2018)

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Luette Frost

April 26, 1933 -

July 6, 2018

Luette Frost, 85, passed away at her home on Friday, July 6, 2018 in Coburg, Oregon. She was born April 26, 1933 to John and Genevieve Owen in Waterloo, Iowa and was one of two children. On June 18, 1952, she married the love of her life Paul Frost. Luette spent the last few years of her life tending her magnificent garden of roses, flowers, and hanging baskets in loving memory of her deceased husband.

There is not enough space to contain the love and accomplishments of the generous heart that was Luette. Within five minutes of meeting her, she became your second mom, grandma, or best friend for life. She had a smile and a twinkle in her eye that instantly brought you happiness. From picking up strangers hitching a ride, buying a meal for a homeless person on the street, to making the most delicious meal for someone just dropping by the house, Luette was the epitome of Jesus' commandment to love thy neighbor.

And her heart for her family was forever overflowing. On Christmas, she would make two Santa Claus pi?atas that would make us all laugh because they could only be broken with an aluminum baseball bat as she used Paul's plastering mesh tape to bind them tight. For Easter, over 300 eggs would be decorated by hand and hidden for all her children and grandchildren, including a prize egg for the adults that would take hours to uncover. And for Thanksgiving, two turkeys, a glazed ham, mashed potatoes and gravy, pumpkin and berry pies, plates of cookies, and a dozen loaves of homemade bread filled the aromatic air of the Frost family home. And on any given day, she always had homemade cookies or cake for anyone, family, friend, or stranger who may drop in to visit.

On the unique personal side, she loved pie alamode for breakfast, never said no to a mug of hot chocolate and loved black licorice. She also could rock a pair of four-inch heels better than any runway model. And, of course, she loved her Ducks and never missed a home football game.

Many may remember her for her jobs and her lifelong community involvement in Coburg and the greater Eugene area. She worked for several years utilizing her green thumb at Johnson Bros. Greenhouses in Coburg and worked for several local farmers picking crops. She also organized and financed personally the Pet Parade for the Coburg Golden Years festival for as long as it lasted.

Luette's legacy is her deep faith in God, her amazing sixty-year marriage to her husband, her large and beautiful family, and her incredible work ethic. Speaking of work ethic, she was known to fix anything with a roll of duct tape, a tube of super-glue, or a needle and thread. Luette was a devout Catholic who attended St. Paul Church every Sunday for fifty-five years. The only love that came close to match her love of her Lord was the love she held for her doting husband, Paul, and for her children and grandchildren.

Survivors include her 12 children, daughter Gena Roberts of Eugene, daughter Karen Mundell of Eugene, son Geary Frost of Brownsville, son Bret Frost of Bend, daughter Jody Martell of Birmingham, Alabama, son Tyrone Frost of Springfield, daughter Renee Jenson of Springfield, daughter Cindy Mengler of Junction City, son Jeffery Frost of Eugene, son Randy Frost of Washougal, Washington, son Troy Frost of Buckeye, Arizona, son David Frost of Drain; her brother Johnny; as well as over 70 grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband Paul and granddaughter Alichsa Chalmers.

A funeral mass will be held at St. Paul Catholic Church at 11:00 AM on Saturday, July 14, and a viewing will take place before mass from 9:30 to 10:30. Burial will be held at Oak Hill Cemetery at 2:00 PM. Arrangements are by Andreason's Burial Services. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to St. Paul Church Capital Campaign, 1201 Satre St., Eugene, OR 97401.

Published in Eugene Register-Guard on July 12, 2018