In Memory of Heather Chrisman
Heather Chrisman was a valuable and loved member of the Board of Directors of The Lake Oswego Preservation Society, and we are honored to be working with the Chrisman family and the Arts Council of Lake Oswego on the commissioning of a custom piece of artwork in memory of Heather and her many passions. The artwork is envisioned as contemplative sculpture with opportunities for rest and respite to be incorporated into the native garden she helped establish at the City of Lake Oswego’s Historic Iron Workers Cottage.
Heather moved to Lake Oswego in 1970. She was a graduate of the University of Idaho with a B.A. in English. In 1973 she and her husband Dick opened their first picture frame shop that eventually grew to several shops in the Portland area. She served on the board and is past president of the Lake Oswego Women’s Coalition, the Lake Oswego Chamber of Commerce Board, past president of the Arts Council of Lake Oswego Arts and served two terms on the Lake Oswego City Council. Heather was interested in history and architecture and was honored to serve on the Preservation Society Board.
Heather was a beloved wife, mother, gran, sister and a great civil servant to our community. She will be dearly missed by all. She loved all of her experiences in working across many committees and boards and gave so much back to us through her creative ideas. It means so much to her family and friends to see her honored in this way. We know she is smiling down with great pride and appreciation.
Donate to the Heather Chrisman memorial art piece.
The artwork will be installed in collaboration with the Arts Council of Lake Oswego, as part of the native garden at the Iron Workers Museum.