|Birth: ||Jan. 8, 1927|
|Death: ||May 26, 2010|
RICHARD D. LORD
Jan. 8, 1927 - May 26, 2010
SALEM - A Funeral Mass will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, June 2 at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, 1010 Columbia Street, N.E. Salem. Interment will follow at Belcrest Memorial Park. Arrangements by Virgil T. Golden Funeral Service.
Published in StatesmanJournal on May 29, 2010
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Jan. 8, 1927 - May 26, 2010
SALEM - Richard Lord died at his home on May 26 of complications resulting from lung cancer. He was born in Cornell, Wisconsin, the son of Clarence and Ruby Lord. After graduation from McDonell High School in Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin, he entered the Jesuit seminary in St. Louis. He attended St. Louis University and was subsequently awarded a B.A. degree in English and M.A. and Ph.L. graduate degrees. He was ordained a Catholic priest in 1958 and while serving as a priest in Kansas City, Missouri, he taught at Avila College. He later left the priesthood and was appropriately laicized. In 1964 he married Patricia Cantrell and they settled in Salem, where Dick was appointed as an assistant professor in the English Department of Willamette University. He rose through the ranks to become a Professor of English, a position he held until 1995 when he retired from full-time teaching. As a Professor Emeritus, he continued to teach in the College of Liberal Arts part-time until 2000. Over the years as a distinguished and much beloved professor, he was always willing to tutor and counsel students who had special needs. Professor Lord taught courses in Shakespeare, Milton and the Metaphysical Poets. He also taught a class in Latin and was always pleased to explain to others the Latin derivatives of words. During his tenure at Willamette, Professor Lord participated in many aspects of the work of the College of Liberal Arts, including development of the curriculum, faculty personnel issues and foreign study programs. He served ably for several years as Chair of the English Department and for a term as Associate Dean of the College of Liberal Arts. He was also one of those involved in the establishment of the relationship between Willamette University and Tokyo International University, Willamette's Japanese sister university. Dick was a loyal churchman and a devoted family man. Patty and Shari always came first in his life. He was an avid reader, a lover of classical music, and a gracious host. He is survived by his wife, Patty Lord of Salem; his daughter, Shari Greer; and grandchildren, Abby and Andrew of Beaverton; as well as by his aunt, Min Zenz of Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin; and his cousin, Stephen Zenz of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. A mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. today, Wednesday, June 2 at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, 1010 Columbia Street NE, Salem. Interment will follow at Belcrest Memorial Park. Arrangements are by Virgil T. Golden Funeral Service. Contributions may be made to Salem Hospital Foundation, PO Box 14001, Salem, Oregon, 97309-5014 to be designated to the Cancer Fund.
Published in StatesmanJournal on June 2, 2010
Patricia Cantrell Lord (1944 - 2010)*
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