Alain R. Lavarnway

Alain R. Lavarnway died July 17, 2012. He was 47.

He was born Oct. 26, 1964 in Eugene, Ore., the middle child to Joseph and Marcelle Lavarnway.

He grew up in Molalla, attending Molalla grade and high schools. He was a lover of animals, especially his fish. He loved both of his children dearly.

He was the life of the party with his humor. Alain made friends very easily and was always willing to help others with his huge heart. He enjoyed hunting for new crystals for his vast collection. Drawing was his passion as well as gardening. His untimely passing will be a great loss for his family and friends.

He is survived by his son, Justin Lavarnway; daughter, Samantha Allen; brothers, Mark and Joe Lavarnway; sisters, Lisa, Joslinne and Diana Lavarnway; nieces, Sirienna Lavarnway and Emily Martin and nephew, Michael Anderson.

A service will be held Monday, Aug. 6 at 10 a.m. at Oregon City Christian Church, 1179 South End Rd. A Celebration of Life will follow.

Published in the online Molalla (Oregon) Pioneer, 07/31/2012