Former staffers planning a memorial service for late Oregon Governor Vic Atiyeh are asking for donations to help offset the costs.  Planners say no taxpayer funds will be used so they're seeking donations through the Oregon State Capitol Foundation.  Donations to the non-profit should be marked "Atiyeh Memorial."

The memorial is scheduled for September 3rd at 10:00 a.m. at the state capitol.  It will be followed by a reception with refreshments.  

Atiyeh served two terms as governor in the 1980s.  He is the last Republican to hold the office.  He died July 20th at the age of 91.