EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — A public memorial service was held for a former Oregon music dean who was fatally beaten.
The Register-Guard music scholars from across the country joined family, friends and local colleagues to fill Beall Concert Hall Saturday to celebrate the life of former University of Oregon School of Music and Dance Dean Anne Dhu McLucas.
McLucas died at age 71 last month after she was beaten while trying to protect her domestic partner, James Gillette, from what also became a fatal assault.
Gillette's son faces two counts of aggravated murder in connection with their deaths.
McLucas' memorial service was delayed six weeks so it could be incorporated into a long-planned Eugene "Symposium on Oral Traditions" for the Society of American Music.
McLucas presided over the organization for 10 years.