Body of tsunami victim from Oregon identified.Byline: Bob Keefer The Register-Guard
Officials in Thailand have identified the body of a 37-year-old Oregon man who had been missing from a resort there since the Dec. 26 tsunami, his family said Thursday.
The body of Luke Scully, who grew up in Pleasant Hill, was identified last week through fingerprints. He is to be cremated in Thailand on Saturday, and his ashes are to be sent home to his mother, Tangerine tangerine: see orange.
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Still missing is the dead man's girlfriend, Portland real estate agent and University of Oregon The University of Oregon is a public university located in Eugene, Oregon. The university was founded in 1876, graduating its first class two years later. The University of Oregon is one of 60 members of the Association of American Universities. graduate Angela Foust.
The couple were vacationing at a beachfront beach·front
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Situated along or having direct access to a beach: beachfront hotels; beachfront property.
Noun 1. resort in Thailand when the tsunami struck.
Tangerine said Thursday that the Red Cross offered to fly her to Thailand to witness her son's cremation cremation, disposal of a corpse by fire. It is an ancient and widespread practice, second only to burial. It has been found among the chiefdoms of the Pacific Northwest, among Northern Athapascan bands in Alaska, and among Canadian cultural groups. this weekend, but she declined.
Instead, she and other family members are planning a trip to Thailand next December to commemorate his death on the anniversary of the disaster, which may have claimed as many as 300,000 lives.
Luke Scully grew up in the extended family around the Grateful Dead. Tangerine was a member of the group's early entourage The e-mail program included in the Macintosh version of Microsoft Office. Combining the functions of Outlook with scheduling capabilities, Entourage was introduced with Microsoft Office 2001 for Mac, the first release of Office for OS X. ; Luke Scully's father, Rock Scully, was a manager for the band.
Luke Scully's stepmother, Nicki Scully Nicki Scully is an author and teacher in the fields of metaphysics, shamanism and healing. Her work combines energetic healing techniques with shamanic principles with the aim of providing integrated and balanced healing and growth processes. , lives in Eugene. She said his body was recovered soon after the disaster and fingerprinted, though the identification was not made until last week. She said he apparently died of blunt force trauma and not drowning, but she knew little else about his death.
She found little comfort in the official confirmation of his death. The grim reality of the body's identification, Scully said, removed the last shred of hope, however fantastic it was, that the couple had somehow survived.
That hope also helped buffer the unpleasant images of a sudden and violent death that had become familiar to family members who spent hours searching morgue morgue (morg) a place where dead bodies may be kept for identification or until claimed for burial.
n. photos posted on the Internet in the weeks after the tsunami, she said.
"We had become somewhat comfortable with this romantic notion of Luke and Angie being swallowed up by the sea," Scully said. "And, you know, having seen pictures of the process of trying to identify people, we were actually pretty comfortable with that never happening."
Tangerine said much the same thing.
"I'm getting used to it now," she said. "We all had this scenario in our minds of them being just lost out to sea."
Scully, who worked in the Hollywood film industry while living in Portland, is also survived by his brother, David Caldwell David Wilson Caldwell (born July 31, 1960) was a Scottish professional footballer, playing as a forward. He was born in Aberdeen.
Dave Caldwell began his career with Highland League side Inverness Caledonian. of Pleasant Hill, and two sisters, Ruby and Pearl Steinbrecher of Oakland, Calif.