Margaret Turina Radich, 101, died at home May 22. There was a funeral Mass at St. Clare Church in Portland with interment at Ocean View Cemetery in Warrenton. A public celebration of her life will be held at a later date.

Born in Portland, Dec. 1, 1918, Margaret was the daughter of Margaret Vranizan Turina and Charles Andrew Turina.

She graduated from St. Mary Star of the Sea High School in Astoria and attended Astoria Business College. She was a bookkeeper at St. Mary’s Hospital in Astoria and later worked at Chris’ News. On April 21, 1945, she married Anthony John Radich of Clifton. The couple had nine children.

Mrs. Radich’s life centered on faith and family. She was a life-long member of Court Columbia, Catholic Daughters of the Americas, Astoria, and served as Grand Regent. In 2012 Mrs. Radich was honored for her service as a Catholic Daughter. She was active in St. Mary Star of the Sea Parish, serving as finance chair for the annual parish dinner and bazaar. She taught as a substitute for the Sisters of the Holy Names and led summer school religious education classes. In 1970 the family moved to Portland.

Mrs. Radich was the beloved center of her family. She enjoyed spending time with her children and grandchildren, celebrating life and sharing family history.

She is survived by her children: Rita Radich Grant of Lanham, Maryland, Paula Radich of Newberg, Michele Dahl of Portland, Anthony Radich of Denver, Franciscan Sister Kathleen Radich, of St. Mary’s, Alaska, John Radich of Eugene, Trina Radich of Portland, and Joan Sullivan of Kirkland, Washington; her sons and daughters-in-law, 12 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Margaret was preceded in death by her son Mark and husband.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Francis Center, Society of Saint Vincent de Paul, or Oregon Right to Life.