Alva Louise Elizabeth Adair was born in a wagon in Shattuck Oklahoma to John Howard and Amy Adair on February 2, 1933. Louise was sister to Johnny and Francis (Possum) Adair. Louise was later step-daughter to Clifford Stephenson. She was first baptized May 30, 1953. She was confirmed March 28, 1955, in Heppner, Oregon.
Louise attended Granger Elementary; (Alva Louise Adair) and graduated from Sunnyside High School on June 3, 1953. In high school, Louise was on the badminton team. She went on to take some courses at Mt. Hood Community College in1974 and George Fox College 1985.
Louise faithfully served as a Brownies and Girl Scouts Leader Assistant from 1966 – 1973. She pursued Bible Studies with Calvary Chapel.
Louise met Henry Sun at Henry’s Chinese restaurant called the Noodle Parlor in La Grande, Oregon. She worked for our dad as a waitress. Later they moved to Portland, Oregon where they raised their family and lived until Henry’s retirement in 1979. They later relocated to McMinnville, Oregon.
Louise held several jobs throughout her life. She was a waitress, she worked at Hanson Broom factory, she worked at a Medical Laboratory, she was a CNA serving at Kaiser Permanente, and lastly, she served at the Senior Service Center in McMinnville. Louise retired in 1995.
Louise had many hobbies and interests. She was on a bowling league. She enjoyed reading, crocheting, knitting, arts and crafts, looking for seashells on the coast and looking for interesting looking rocks. She also enjoyed going to movies.
Her favorite places to visit were the coast and being in the woods, picnicking, hiking, and camping in the great outdoors.
Louise will be remembered for hard-working and creative nature. She will be remembered for her love of playing cards, listening to music, and her love of singing. First and foremost she will be remembered for the love she had for her family, especially her grandkids. Louise was devoted and active in her church. She will be remembered for her charitable giving of both money and time.
Louise is predeceased by her spouse, Henry W Sun (2006); mother, Amy Mary Adair; father, John Howard; siblings, Johnny Adair and Francis Adair.
Louise is survived by her children, Dennis Sun (Sally) of Marina, CA and Jeanne Ahern (Mark) of Ridgefield, WA; stepchildren, Howard Sun of Bend, OR; Linda, Robert, and Doris Sun, all of Portland, OR. Louise is also survived by several grandchildren and great grandchildren.
A Graveside Ceremony will be held at Willamette National Cemetery, 11800 SE Mt Scott Blvd., Happy Valley, Oregon, on Thursday, April 15th, 2021, at 11AM.
Family requests remembrance donations may be made to Providence Elderplace in Portland
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