Brian Lanker leaves behind a legacy as a pioneering photographer with a generous spirit
By KRISTI TURNQUIST
Brian Lanker’s son, Dustin, and stepdaughter, Julia Coburn, had been planning weddings for later this year — until three weeks ago, when Lanker was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.
“When the news came in that he was really ill, I think we all had the same thought,” says Dustin. Julia was married at the family home in Eugene on March 11; Dustin married his fiancée the next day.