Ivy Lucille Lichens (Sutherland), 90, passed away peacefully on the evening of October 15, 2019, in Enterprise, Oregon, surrounded by loved ones. Ivy was born in Terry, Montana, on July 10, 1929, to parents Maurice Randolph Sutherland and Lois Marie Sutherland (Bennidict). She was one of six children.
The Sutherland family eventually moved to Multnomah, Oregon, where Ivy graduated from Cleveland High School. As an adult she attended Portland Community and Clackamas Community colleges and worked in the Portland area.
In 1949, Ivy married Theodore “Ted” Mullan, with whom she had three children. Ted preceded her in death in 1974 following an airplane accident.
In 1983, Ivy married the love of her life, Allan Boyd Lichens. Allan preceded her in death in 2014, after 31 years of marriage. Ivy was also preceded by her parents, four of her siblings, and her daughter Jody Lucille Talarico (Mullan), who passed away in 2004.
Ivy was a ray of sunshine. She genuinely had a zest for life and she will be remembered for her quick wit, her generosity, and her positive outlook. Ivy’s kindness and sense of humor touched all who encountered her. She enjoyed painting, golfing, traveling, shopping, and spending time with her family. Ivy also had a heart for animals, especially her dogs Timmy and Chuckles. During her time at Wallowa Valley Senior Living, she enjoyed spending time with friends, going for walks around the property, watching the horses, feeding the birds, and enjoying the mountain views. Ivy had a competitive spirit and she loved to play games. She recently broke the record at Wallowa Valley Senior Living for the most BINGOs after five consecutive wins. Ivy truly was a firecracker and her presence will be deeply missed.
Ivy is survived by her sister Sylvia DuChein (Sutherland); her children Tera Jenice Isaak (Mullan) and Theodore Robert Mullan Jr.; and her stepdaughters Pamela Newman (Lichens), Jennifer Lichens-Greenwood, and Laurie Morrisey. Ivy had 11 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren, all of whom she adored.
A graveside service will be held at Willamette National Cemetery on Friday, November 8, 2019, at 11:00 am. A reception will follow at The Monarch Hotel and Conference Center - Happy Valley from noon to 3:00 pm. Flowers are welcomed, but if preferred please donate to a charity of your choosing. Bollman Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.