Christina Ingrid Lucas, 96, of Harbor, died Oct. 24, 2008, at her home of age-related causes.

She was born Sept. 8, 1912, in Loma Linda to Gustaf and Kristina (Nielson) Fresk.

Her mother died when she was a toddler, and she was raised primarily in Oregon by family members.

She moved to Harbor and married Leo Lester Lucas in the 1940s. They owned a ranch up the Chetco River and raised sheep. The Lucas family grew a large vegetable garden each year, and Mrs. Lucas enjoyed sharing the produce with others.

Mrs. Lucas worked for a number of years as a cook at the Brookings-Harbor High School cafeteria. She also cooked at a large hunter's camp during hunting seasons, and cooked for the ranch hands. She was an expert

at stretching a meal to

include unexpected guests at her table, and did so with ease and grace, making all feel welcome.

She baked many pies for the high school booster club fundraisers, volunteered for the Kalmiopsis reading program, and enjoyed quilting at the First Baptist Church.

She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law Helen and Randy Wenbourne of Smith River; grandchildren Sean Wenbourne and his companion Mary Blandau of Medford, Ore., Larry Wenbourne and his companion Lynzi Johnson of Harbor, and Christina and Dan Skinner of Medford; great-grandchildren Gracie Wenbourne of Medford and Konner Wenbourne of Harbor.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Leo.

No services are planned. To honor Mrs. Lucas, the family requests that any floral memorials be given to an elderly friend or neighbor. Memorial donations may be made to any children's program.

Arrangements are under the direction of Redwood Memorial Chapel.