Memoriams

Here is some info about when the students died. Please send me any information you know about when and how any of the students from Seaside died in the last 50 years. Email the information to Jim Cole at Jimcoleseaside@gmail.com. Thanks.
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Students who have passed away from the Class of 1961

Lory Marlantes

Lory Marlantes Senior Class President


Lorian Marlantes

Lorian Marlantes

He died Sept. 28, 2002 (Age 59) Lorian (Lory) Lewis Marlantes 1943-2002: Lorian L. Marlantes – President of Rockefeller Group International, a holdings company for real estate and telecommunications, who had previously been an executive at Exxon and Penn Central Corp., died Sept. 28 after a long illness at age 59.

Lory Marlantes was a 1961 graduate of Seaside High School in Seaside, Oregon. He was an outstanding student/athlete and leader, serving as class president all four years. He was voted “Most Likely to Succeed” in 1961 by his classmates, and was also class salutatorian. He attended Oregon State University on a football scholarship. He later transferred to the University of Washington and graduated Phi Beta Kappa in economics. After a year in India as a Fulbright Scholar, he earned a masters degree in economics at Stanford University. He received a Ph.D.in business economics from Stanford in 1971.

Mr. Marlantes held executive positions with Exxon Corporation and Penn Central Corporation before he joined the Rockefeller Group in 1982 as vice president. In 1995 Mr. Marlantes was named president and chief executive officer of Rockefeller Group International. He oversaw its national growth as well as its worldwide subsidiary, Cushman and Wakefield. He was on the board of one of the world’s largest real estate companies, the Mitsubishi Estate Company. As the time of his death, not only was he still serving as C.E.O. of the Rockefeller Group but he was also teaching graduate students at Columbia University in business economics.

In August of 2000, Elizabeth (Liz) Carol Marlantes, a 26 year old daughter of Carol and Lorian Marlantes of New York was married. She was a staff editor in the national news department at The Christian Science Monitor in Boston. She graduated magna cum laude from Harvard and received a master’s degree in English literature from Oxford University in England.

Liz Marlantes is an ABC News Correspondent. She joined ABC News in February 2005 as a general assignment correspondent and is based in ABC News’ Washington D.C. bureau.
Liz Marlantes graduated magna cum laude from Harvard University[1] in 1996, where she studied American history and literature. She received a master’s degree in English literature from Oxford University in England.[1]
Marlantes began her journalism career in 1999 as a general assignment reporter and editor on the national news desk in Boston for the Christian Science Monitor.
In 2004, Marlantes, along with her colleague, Abraham McLaughlin, won the Press Club’s National Headliner Award for the series, “Vox Americana”, about American attitudes prior to the Iraq War. During the 2004 presidential election Marlantes’ work was noticed by Washington Post press watcher, Howard Kurtz, who opined that she was one of the bright, young journalists that is a rising star in journalism.
During her tenure at the Christian Science Monitor, Marlantes was often seen and heard providing commentary on news programs such as “This Week with George Stephanopoulos,” “Nightline,” “The McLaughlin Group,” “The Chris Matthews Show,” “Inside Politics,” and “Wolf Blitzer Reports.” She is a panel discussion member on “Fox News Sunday” roundtable in 2011 and 2012.

In 2001 Mr. Marlantes was a member of the inaugural group of Seaside High School Hall of Fame inductees.
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Joe Camberg

Joe Camberg

Joe Camberg

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Creddy Jones

Creddy Jones

Creddy Jones

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Cheryl Hendrickson

Cheryl Hendrickson

Cheryl Hendrickson

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Kathy Erickson
Dick Gammon
Bill Knight
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Students who have passed away from the Class of 1962

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Richard “Rick” E. Olson On February 19, 1969 he disappeared on a night mission in Viet Nam.

Photo Courtesy Ky Jennings

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Rick Olson photo from 1966 – Seaside Signal

First Solo Flight December 1966

First Solo Flight December 1966

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Ralph Brown Jr. (Skeet)

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Gary Heller

Gary Lee Heller was born May 26, 1944, in Centralia, WA, to Ethel Agnes Heller and Marion Everoll Heller. Gary passed away on July 3, 2014, in his home in Seaside, Oregon.

Gary went to school in Cannon Beach and Seaside. After high school he went to work for Weyerhaeuser in Centralia, WA, as a fork lift operator. At the age of 22 Gary moved to Los Angeles, where he worked for California Water and Power as a meter reader. He settled there and bought a home. Over time he worked his way up to a supervisory position as a fraud investigator. He was very proud of the fact that he was instrumental in recovering thousand of millions of dollars in unpaid bills.

In the early 1960s, Gary joined the National Guard. He served as a combat engineer for 8 years.

Unable to resist the pull of his hometown roots, Gary retired at the age of 55 and purchased the home on S. Edgewood in Seaside that he loved and lived in until his passing.

Gary was known to many people as having the biggest heart, compassion and concern for those around him who were struggling or having difficulty in life. He would, in every way, try his best to make their life better.

Gary never married. He is predeceased by his parents and a half sister, Ethel McBurney.

Gary is survived by his oldest sister Jeanette Klefstad of Philomath, OR; his sister Mary Williams of Topeka, KA; his brother Duane Heller and Duane’s partner Meredith Owen of Seaside, OR; as well as multiple nieces and nephews.

Gary was a member of the American Legion, Seaside Post 99, for twelve years. He found great pleasure in participating in the programs of the American Legion and was very generous with his time and involvement with the Post.

Gary also enjoyed puttering around his house and tending his flowers.

Of all Gary’s pleasures the thing he enjoyed most was helping those around him.

A celebration of life will be held at 4 p.m., Friday, July 11th, at the Seaside American Legion, 1315 Broadway, Seaside, Oregon.

Any donations or remembrances should be directed to the American Legion, Seaside Post 99 Scholarship Fund or Seaside High School Scholarship Fund.

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Students who have passed away from the Class of 1963

Chuck Niemi

Chuck Niemi - Student Body President

Chuck Niemi was born in Astoria on April 22, 1945. He died May 3, 1989 (Age 43) of Lou Gerigs disease. Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (abbreviated ALS) is a form of motor neuron disease.

Chuck grew up and went to school in Seaside. Eino and Maxine (Granigan) Niemi were his parents. From age 16, Chuck worked at the Crab Broiler restaurant every summer during high school. He played on the 1960 Seaside baseball State Championship team as a freshman. He was a great football, basketball and baseball player all 4 years of high school.

Chuck’s wife is Leslie (Doud) Niemi. Chuck has 3 children – Geoffrey (age 37) – Gavin (age 33) and Brianna (age 30). Chuck Niemi was a University of Washington Sports Information Director from 1979 – 1988. UW has the “Chuck Niemi Big Hit Award”.

Chuck Niemi is buried at the Evergreen Cemetery in Seaside.
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More About Chuck
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Rance Sopko

Rance Sopko - US Army

Rance David Sopko – born Nov 23, 1945 in Cleveland, Ohio to Joseph David and Shirley Sopko. He died Nov 11, 1993 (Age 47) of Cancer as a Colonel in the US Army in San Antonio, Texas. Rance is buried at the Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington County, Virginia.
Rance received numerous awards in Seaside High School sports including a letter in baseball as a freshman while winning the State Baseball Championship. He attended the University of Oregon on a football scholarship, where he received a bachelor of science degree. In July of 1968, Rance was deployed to the Viet Nam War.
Rance is survived by his wife, the former Gretchen Rittenour of Portland and two children. He is also survived by his mother in Seaside, Oregon and three brothers – Ronald Sopko of Darnestownm MD and Joe and Michael Sopko of Seaside, Or – and a sister, Susan Jarmer of Portland, Or.

Rance Sopko

Rance Sopko and Bob Jones


Rance Sopko Tombstone
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Fred Like

Fred Like
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Gary Trucke

Gary Trucke

Gary Trucke


Gary Allen Trucke, 67, of Eugene, formerly of Seaside and Gearhart, died Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2012, in Eugene.

He was born April 28, 1944, in Verona, N.D., to Joe and Mabel (Semmon) Trucke.

He attended Gearhart Grade School and graduated from Seaside High School. He attended Clatsop Community College, obtaining certifications in various facets of law enforcement.

He married Linda Poole. They later divorced.

In 1982, he married Annette Trucke in Rainier. She survives, residing in Eugene.

Mr. Trucke worked for Pig ‘N Pancake Restaurant as manager of the Seaside restaurant for more than 18 years. He then worked for a few other restaurants, later owning his own restaurant, Annette’s Catering and Deli in Creswell. He became involved in home construction work and became a general contractor in 1998 for Trucke and Larsen General Contracting LLC.

He was a member of Creswell Faith Center.

Family members said he had many hobbies, including training, riding, and showing horses, motorcycle cruising, and hunting and shooting firearms. He had a strong passion for family, for GOOD cooking, garage time with the kids, and holiday gatherings. He mostly enjoyed spending time with his wife and children.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by three daughters, Sharon Poole of Seaside, Jody Ahlstrom of Portland and Jakyln Larsen of Eugene; three sons, Josiah, Joseph and Joel Trucke of Eugene; a son-in-law, Todd Larsen of Eugene; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a son, Kelly Trucke; and a grandson, Richard Ahlstrom.

A memorial will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 3, at New Hope Christian College, 2155 Bailey Hill Road in Eugene.

There is a memorial page at (Facebook Memorial Page)

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Janice Berg
Fred Like
Mike Uzelac died in 2000 in Fairbanks
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Students who have passed away from the Class of 1964

Robert Chisholm – Date of Death: Aug. 31, 1997 – Robert was Assistant Chief of the Gearhart Fire Department for over 25 years. He lost his life at the age of 51, trying to rescue a swimmer who had been swept into the Pacific Ocean near 10th Street by a strong undertow off the coast of Gearhart on Sunday morning August 31. The person he was attempting to rescue also drowned.

Robert and another firefighter, Darin Dichter, (son of Harry Dichter SHS 62) had gone into the surf wearing wet suits to look for the missing swimmer. The men were unable to find the swimmer, identified as George Stan, whose body was recovered a half-hour later.

Robert and Darin swam past the surf to where George Stan’s family had last seen him, witnesses said. Chisholm told Dichter he was feeling tired. After the two men couldn’t find Stan, they turned back toward the beach. Chisholm passed out a short time later. Dichter dragged him back to shore but couldn’t revive him.

Bob Chisholm - Dealing Cards at Firemen's Ball


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Bob Chisholm & Old Car

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Greg Sage – He died on Valentines Day in 2009 (Age 63)

Greg Sage


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Scott Allen Church

Scott Church 1986


Scott Allen Church, 62, of Tigard, formerly of Seaside and Florence, Oregon, died Monday, July 14, 2008, in Portland, Oregon.
He was born Oct. 24, 1945, in Albany, California, to Don and Betty Church. His parents survive. The family moved to Seaside in 1950.
In 1964, he graduated from Seaside High School. He spent a year in Honolulu and returned to Seaside to attend Clatsop Community College to obtain a degree in Law enforcement. While attending college, he worked as a Lifeguard on the Seaside beach during the summer.
Before enlisting in the U.S. Army as a military police officer, he worked briefly for the Seaside Police Department. While in the military, he was stationed on the East Coast, where he was one of the original members of the 1st Army Pistol Team and won many awards as a sharp-shooter. He spent a year in Vietnam. When he returned, he began attending Portland State University while working in security for the campus.
He moved to Florence, and was on the Florence Police Department for more than 20 years (one month shy of 25 years, December 1972 to November 1997). He retired as a lieutenant (2nd in command). While there, he oversaw the construction of the justice center and was instrumental in getting approval for building the new Library. He moved to Seaside and was hired by the city of Warrenton as police chief. He retired years later after suffering a stroke.
In addition to his parents, he is survived by two daughters and a son-in-Law, Tanya
Maria and Grant Eckroth of Tigard and Megan Amanda Church of Kapaau, Hawaii; two
grandchildren, Ethan and Nevaeh Eckroth of Tigard; and two good friends, Dennis
Clark and Aaron Whiting.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Russell (Rusty) Dale Church.

Scott Church in Uniform 1988

Scott Church in Uniform 1992

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Jim Culver
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Students who have passed away Class of 1965
Cleve Benson ……. Patty Butler ……. Penny Coffman ……. Mark Collins ……. Fred Cook ……. Bruce Combs ……. Ed Hendrickson ……. Janet Hundere ……. Lloyd Johnson ……. Elaine Kleib ……. Joe Meyers ……. Bob Nimmo ……. Linda Norling ……. Mary Reynolds ……. Beckie Smith ……. Barbara Stephens ……. Peggy Thompson

17 Total Names From SHS 65

Linda Norling

Linda Norling

Born Nov. 7, 1947 in Portland – Died in May of 1965 (Age 18) in a car crash on Hwy 101 south of the Crab Broiler.
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Bob Nimmo

Bob Nimmo

Born Dec. 10, 1946 – Died May 7, 1989 in Portland – (Age 42) Bob was president of of the student body at Seaside High School. He graduated from the University of Oregon in 1969 and from the University of Oregon Health Science Center in 1972. He practiced in Wilmington, Delaware till 1973, and then he finished all his training at the Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia, PA. Bob practiced Ophthalmology in Lake Oswego, Oregon and Milwaukie, Oregon for 12 years. He was forced to retire in 1988 because of illness. His Interment is at the Ocean View Cemetary – Warrenton, Oregon – ( I was roommates with Bob Nimmo and Butch Clarry for 3 months in Portland in Jan – Feb – and March of 1969. (Jim Cole))
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Barbara Stephens Lockard

Julie Ray Lockard and Barbara


Barbara and James Lockard

She was born on Columbus day in Astoria in the Columbia Memorial Hospital overlooking the Columbia River in 1947. She died June 24, 2010 (Age 62) of Ovarian Cancer which she struggled with for 2 1/2 years. She has a son named James S. Lockard (age 35) and a daughter named Julie Ray Lockard (age 30). The dog in the photo is named Peaches. Her mom and dad, Claude and Barbara, live in Sandy, Oregon. She had a younger brother named Rodger, who died in a motorcycle wreck near Boring, Oregon in 1995.
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Janet Marie Hundere

Janet Hundere

Janet Hundere

Janet was born April 22, 1947 in Seaside, Or. She died in September of 1970 (age 23) in Roswell, New Mexico as the result of a car accident. Janet Marie Hundere attended Baylor University in Waco, Texas for one year after which time she took a tour of Europe. She had worked for the World’s Fair Expo in San Antonio, Texas during the summer. For the past 2 years, she had lived in Portland and worked as a secretary for real estate firms, and since May of this year had worked for the Aztec Empire Corp as a secretary. She was survived by her father, Harold Hundere of Seaside – her mother Evelyn Paddock of Hilo, Hawaii – a sister, Karen Nelson of Portland, and a grandmother, Hannah Hundere of Seaside. She is buried at the Ocean View Cemetery in Warrenton, Oregon.

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Cleve Benson Cleve died on Jan 2, 2000 on his mother Carol’s 79th birthday. He died of kidney cancer.

Cleve Benson

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Bruce Combs
Bruce Avery Combs

Published: July 18. 2007 (Bend Bulletin)

May 18, 1947 — July 5, 2007

Bruce Avery Combs, of Bend, died July 5 of natural causes. He was 60.

Bruce Combs was born May 18, 1947, in Camas, Wash. He married Janie Duncan in Nevada.

Bruce Combs was the owner and an instructor for Drive to Survive in Deschutes County. He retired from the State of Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and Training in 1999.

Survivors include his wife, Janie; a daughter, Meagan, of Boston; and a brother, Douglas, of Portland.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

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Patty Butler
Penny Coffman
Mark Collins
Fred Cook
Ed Hendrickson
Lloyd Johnson
Elaine Kleib
Joe Meyers
Mary Reynolds
Beckie Smith
Peggy Thompson

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Students who have passed away from the Class of 1966

Jim McCall

Jim McCall

Jim McCall died in a motorcycle accident in Gearhart in 1964 – (Age 16)
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Cathy Smith

Cathie Smith

Cathie Smith


Cathy Smith


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Cathie Smith

Cathie Smith

Cathie Smith

Cathie Smith

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John Comstock

John Comstock

John Comstock


John died in 1968 (Age 20) in a car wreck in Seaside at Ave U and Highway 101. He was attending Clatsop Community College at the time.
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Butch Clarry – ( I (Jim Cole) was roommates with Butch Clarry and Bob Nimmo for 1 term in Portland in Jan – Feb – and March of 1969. Butch and I were going to PSU and Bob was up on the hill at the U of O medical school)
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Craig Bremer
Craig Bremer

Craig Bremer


Craig was born April 14, 1948 – He died in 1970 at age 22 in Eugene, OR.
Craig attended Clatsop Community College and he worked for his father as a painter and also the Pacific Terrace Home Owners Association in Seaside. He had been in Eugene for a month looking for work.
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Coleman Schleiss – Born January 28, 1948 in Oregon City – Died April 25, 1989 in in a house fire in Astoria. He was the son of Charles and Ruby Schleiss. He attended Clatsop Community College and had been a carpenter in Astoria and Portland since 1966. He is survived by his daughter, Elke Marie Schleiss of Aloha, Or – 5 brothers – Lee, Kevin, Cameron, Scott and John – and his mother Ruby of Astoria. Interment will be at the Evergreen cemetery in Seaside.
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Linda Van Horn

Linda Van Horn

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David Smith

David Smith

David Smith


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Donna Dobson
Donna died Dec. 7, 1987
Donna Dobson

Donna Dobson


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Russell (Rusty) Church
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Rick Cavenaugh
RICHARD FRED CAVANAUGH

Birthdate: JUN, 9 1947 Rank:SP4 Date of Death: FEB. 8 1968

Service: Army 1st Avn Bde 135th Aviation Co 214th Avn Bn 12th Avn Grp

Place of Death: Kien Hoa S. Vietnam

Death Code: Hostile, Died: Air Loss, Crash – Land Helicopter – Crew

Service # 18958586 Panel on Vietnam Wall: 38EAST – 19

Medals: Purple Heart
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Students who have passed away from the Class of 1967

Kathy (Lawrence) Edgar

Kathy Lawrence

Kathleen Bea (Lawrence) Edgar Born July 5, 1949 – Died October 23, 2010 (Age 61). Kathy’s dad, Ted Lawrence, owned the Dairy Queen in Seaside. Kathy and Mert were married in Seaside on Aug.10, 1968. They moved to Silverton, Oregon shortly thereafter. Kathy worked for Retail Credit Company for 3 years and then for the Silverton Appeal Tribune Newspaper for 11 years. She was also an Aerobics and Jazzercise instructor for many years.

They raised three loving daughters, Lynnie (Ric) Davenport, Lisa (Scott) Fleetwood and Nikki (Bruce Martinak) Frum. They have two very special granddaughters, Jobi Tate Frum and Shea Lynnden Fleetwood. Kathy is also survived by her sister, Patricia Steringer of Silverton. Kathy died in Silverton, Oregon in October of 2010. (Age 61)

Visit the Silverton Newspaper Obituary below.

Kathleen Bea (Lawrence) Edgar – Obituary

Visit the Silverton Newspaper Obituary Guest Book below. This Guest Book will remain online until 11/25/2010.

Kathleen Bea (Lawrence) Edgar – Guest Book

** Other information 11/1/2010 (Carol Cline – Davis) Kathy’s service was Saturday in Silverton. Mert and the girls did a beautiful job….a really nice tribute to her. She was diagnosed with brain cancer 2 yrs and 8 months ago. She fought hard, but finally lost the battle. She will be missed by all who knew her.
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Students who have passed away from the Class of 1968

Robert Haubner

Rob Haubner - Student Body President

He died in March of 1999. Robert Haubner, 48, and his wife, Susan Miller, 42, senior Intel execs from Oregon, were killed by the African rebels in a Ugandan national park.
Bwindi is a remote, rain-forest area in the extreme southwestern region of Uganda near the borders of the Democratic Republic of Congo and Rwanda. It was a place the Oregon couple had come to love.
The couple had been visiting – for the third time, counting their honeymoon – one of the richest ecosystems in Africa, the home to nearly 1,000 species of mammals, birds, trees, ferns, frogs and geckos, and a sanctuary for the Bwindi gorillas, which holds about half of the world’s population of the critically endangered animal.

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Larry LeRoy Sigurdson

Larry Sigurdson

Larry was born in Seaside on June 16, 1950 to Clarence and Beverly Sigurdson. He died in Salem, Oregon on Aug. 8, 2010. (Age 60)

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Students who have passed away from the Class of 1969

Dyan McDonald

Dyan McDonald

Dyan McDonald


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Gordon Weller
Gordon Weller

Gordon Weller

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Lani Cook Lanetta A. Gaskill
Lani passed away at home on March 1, 2013.

Lani Cook 1969

Lani Cook 1969

Lani Cook 2013

Lani Cook 2013


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Lanetta “Lani” A. Gaskill, 61, was born on July 12, 1951 in Seaside, OR to Vern and Ladean Cook. Lani passed away at home, with her son and husband, at her side on March 1, 2013.
After graduating from Seaside High School in 1969, Lani earned her Nursing degree at Lane Community Nursing College and then her BS in Human Resource Management and Marketing from the University of Oregon. She went on to complete her Masters of Health Administration from Portland State University.
Lani started out as a staff nurse at McKenzie-Willamette Hospital in Springfield in1975. In 1994, she joined Legacy Health System in Portland as a Med/Surg Unit Director for Legacy Good Sam and Emanuel Hospitals. In 2004, Lani became Nurse Executive of the new Legacy Salmon Creek Hospital in Vancouver, Wash., enjoying the challenge of opening the nation’s first paperless hospital and Washington State’s first new hospital in 28 years. She was instrumental in hiring and developing a patient care centered nursing staff, contributing greatly to the consistently high ratings that Legacy Salmon Creek Hospital enjoys.
Lani was an active participant and leader in several Nursing Professional Organizations, including WSU-Vancouver Nursing Advisory Board, Clark Community College Hospital Advisory Council and the American Organization of Nurse Executives. She also served on the Board of Directors and Executive Board of the Northwest Organization of Nurse Executives. In 2008, she was named among the “Business-to-Business: Top Influential Business Women of Clark County, WA.”
She was preceded in death by her mother and father. She is survived by her husband, David Gaskill; son, Michael Walsh (wife, Nancy); brother, Dallas Cook; sister, Kristen Scholfield-Sweet; grandchildren, Katie and Alex Walsh; and three stepchildren, Grant and Blake Gaskill and Allison Huntsinger.
Along with gardening and knitting, Lani enjoyed cruising with friends from the Vancouver Power Squadron and RYC on the Columbia River and trips to their condo at Napili Bay in Maui. She was a longtime U of O season seat football fan, Blazer fan and enjoyed spending time together with her grand-kids. She will be dearly missed by all that knew and loved her.
A memorial service will be held on Sat., March 9, 2013 at 1:30 p.m. at Vancouver Heights United Methodist Church, 5701 McArthur Blvd., Vancouver, WA 98661.

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Students who Graduated Before 1960

Class of 1955

Richard (Dick) Walsborn, SHS 1955
He died Oct 16, 1995. Dick was married to Jean Adele (Mulligan) Walsborn, SHS 1956. Jean died May 27, 2007.
*Their daughter, Christy May (Walsborn) “Chris” Brigham (SHS 1976), 53,
of Gearhart, died Dec. 3, 2011, in Seaside.
Christy was born May 19, 1958, in Denver.
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Jean Adele (Mulligan) Walsborn, SHS 1956.
She died May 27, 2007.
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Class of 1956

Jack Burk SHS 1956
Seaside Kids baseball coach

Jack Burk

Jack Burk


John Nealon “Jack” Burk, 74, of Seaside and Milwaukie, died Thursday, Sept. 1, 2011, in Milwaukie, Oregon.

Jack was born July 28, 1937, in Portland, to Nealon W. and Elizabeth (Reardon) Burk.
He served in the U.S. Army for four years.
In 1956, he graduated from Seaside High School. He attended Clark Community College.
On Nov. 18, 1963, he married Margaret Wichert in Winlock, Wash. She preceded him in death.
On April 28, 2007, he married Beatrice Gabrish at St. Agatha Catholic Church. She survives, residing in Milwaukie.
Jack was a salesman and revenue driver for Bjorkland’s Furniture and Hilldabrand’s Furniture. He retired in 1998.
He was a member of St. Agatha Catholic Church Knights of Columbus, Seaside Catholic Church, the Seaside and Milwaukie Elks lodges and American Legion Post 99. He played baseball for the Oregon Ducks and coached Seaside Kids Inc. baseball for more than 20 years.
Family members said he enjoyed talking about baseball, watching baseball, coaching his grandchildren in baseball, sport fishing, Oregon Duck football and golfing. He also enjoyed dancing with his wife and being with friends.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, John W. and Tracie Burk of Dallas Ore., and Michael and Joelle Burk; four grandchildren, Jordan Burk of Chandler, Ariz., Tyler Burk of Dallas, and Ashley Burk and Kim Zundel, both of Seaside; and a great-grandchild, Wyatt James Zundel of Seaside.

A rosary will be said at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 8, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m., at St. Agatha Catholic Church, 7983 SE 15th Ave. in Portland.
Interment will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 10, at Evergreen Cemetery in Seaside.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Seaside Kids Inc., P.O. Box 275, Seaside, OR 97138 or the Elks Children’s Eye Clinic at the Oregon Health and Sciences University Casey Eye Institute ******************************************************************************************

Students from SHS 1960

Carol Alberti – 12 July 1973
Jennifer Erickson Kahn – 27 November 2010
Kathy Boyer – 13 June 2008
Martin Falker – 12 May 1997
Dennis Goozee – 17 September 2007
Dennis Hendricks – 4 July 1969 – Airplane crash
Cleve Butch Mulligan – 27 July 2005
Jim Olson – 8 December 1969
Annette Shrout – 25 August 2008
Bob Uzelac- 15 February 1999
Diane Van Sickle – 5 July 1993
Leila White Carlson – 21 August 2007 – Cancer
Jim Lyle – 22 February 2002
Larry Banyard – murdered- 23 December 1958
Richard Kenwisher – 29 March 1966
Sissy Savariau Park – 9 May 2002
Audrey Snyder – 28 January 1995
Elizabeth Leppla Courtney – 13 April 1992
Marilyn Susan Jarvi Riser Johnson – 17 February 1995
Jack Mouncer – murdered – 28 January 1979 – Saipan, Mariana Islands
John B. Shelton – 23 May 2011
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Students from SHS 1961

Lory Marlantes – 28 September 2002
Joe Wagner – 25 May 2010
Joe Camberg – 12 December 1998
Creddy Jones – 10 March 2008 – cancer
Cheryle Hendrickson Elliott – 21 September 1997
Kathy Erickson – 8 April 2010 – cancer
Dick Gammon – 11 February 2009
Bill Knight
Glenda Pedersen Stamps – 16 November 2009
Carol Gunn Larrance – 27 October 2002
Dick Hansen – Sept. 2, 1982 – house fire
Terry Oakley – 7 July 2000
Jim Paino – 13 May 1972
Steve Miscoe- 11 June 2002
Dick Goozee – 10 February 2006
Ray Beam – 6 Oct 1997
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12 Responses to Memoriams

  1. Loy (Norton) Hartt says:

    Class of 68 Rob Haubner can’t remember what year he was murdered in Africa but worth checking into interesting websites!

    Loy

  2. Karen (Knutson) Brosseth says:

    Thank you for adding this information. It was interesting, shocking, heartbreaking, memorable and it made me very thankful to be alive. I’m hoping to be in the pictures of the next reunion and still very sad I missed this year’s.

  3. Frannie Chisholm Rockwell says:

    Randy: Mom and I found a picture of Bob that we would like to add to Bob’s Memorial.

    • Randy Curs says:

      I just posted a picture of Bob on Facebook that almost made me cry…if you can believe that. This is the first time I have been on this website or I would have replied sooner. I would love to see any pictures of Bob…as many as possible. Hope you guys are all well and my email address is rmcurs@gmail.com. Take a look on Facebook at the picture I have of Bob at the firehall in I have no idea when.
      RMC

  4. Helen Hansen says:

    My brother, Dick Hansen, class of ’61 – died in a house fire in Portland in 1981 – he was 39. Where do I send a photo and this info so it gets listed. Plus, my brother, David Hansen class of ’65 – passed away in Long Beach, WA Dec. 2007.

  5. jeff furnish says:

    very good and dignified site, all the way.

    FWIW: Lory Marlantes’ first name is Lorian.

  6. Gary Hill says:

    Jan Hundere and I worked together for Miss White managing Student Accounts. I had heard of her death at the reunion in 1985, but it still breaks my heart to read of it and see her photo here.

  7. Gail Cavanaugh says:

    My brother Rick Cavanaugh is posted in this site and I would like some pictures . What is your process?

  8. Gail Cavanaugh says:

    Also wanted to say … This site is an amazing tribute to the wonderful community of Seaside, Gearhart and Hwy 101. I was very touched .

  9. Gail Cavanaugh says:

    A very honoring site to those who have passed. I am Rick Cavanaugh’s sister and would like very much to add to his posting. Please help me in how I can do that. Thank you so much for your time and energy in creating this very touching memoriam.

  10. floyd hansen says:

    I never knew Rance pass away — he was a part of my life and I do hold him dear. SORRY I have not been aware . RIP

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