Other Seasider’s Who Died

Here Are Some Other Seasider’s Who Died!

William A. ‘Bud’ Ter Har

Bud Ter Har


Jeff and Peter and Bud Ter Har

Bud Ter Har, 86, of Gearhart, died Sunday, Sept. 6, 2009, at home. He was born Feb. 18, 1923, in Denver, to William and Agnes (Love) Ter Har. He attended South Denver High School, the University of New Mexico and the University of Colorado. He played semiprofessional baseball in Denver and was a quarterback at the University of New Mexico. Bud spent three years in the U.S. Navy, and was attached to the 1st Marines Medical Core as a surgery technician in the Battle of Pelalu. He married Jean R. Harrison 62 years ago in Denver. She survives, residing in Gearhart. Bud established Ter Har’s Clothing Stores in Seaside in 1951, and was a developer of commercial properties. He retired in 1988.

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Marsh E. Hoffman

Marsh Hoffman in Alaska

Gorgon Parks and Marsh Hoffman and Jim Hoffman

Marsh Hoffman, 91, of Gearhart, died Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2007, in Portland. He was born July 20, 1916, in Portland, to George and Alma Hoffman. Raised and educated in Portland, he graduated from Grant High School and from the University of Oregon. As a U.S. Army major during World War II, he participated in the invasion of Leyte in the Philippines. In 1938, he married Margaret Harbaugh. They later divorced. In 1979, he married LaForrest Harrer Liebeler. (LaForrest Harrer Hoffman, 92, of Gearhart, died Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2008, in Troutdale.) Marsh was a resident of Gearhart since the late 1940s. He owned Marsh Hoffman Insurance Agency in Astoria for many years. He was active in the Astoria Rotary and a member of the Astoria Country Club.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by a brother and sister-in-law, Don and Margie Hoffman of Los Angeles; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Paul (PK) (SHS 61) and Evelyn Hoffman of The Dalles and James (Jim) (SHS 66) Hoffman of Oregon City; a daughter and son-in-law, Marsha (SHS 65) (Hoffman) and Gordon Parks of Portland; a stepson and spouse, Austin and Dianne Liebeler of Corbett; and four grandchildren, Clay, Camille and Pearl Hoffman and Erika Zwicker.

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Henry C. “Bud” Desler

Henry Desler

He died Thursday, April 29, 2010, at home. (age 93)
He was born May 17, 1917, in Joseph, to Henry and Laura (Hazelton) Desler. He served for two years in the U.S. Army. On. Nov. 6, 1997, he married Meilin Tan in Seaside. She survives, residing in Seaside. Mr. Desler was a businessman. He retired in 1984.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, Fulton (SHS 59) Desler of Gig Harbor, Wash.; a daughter, Diane (SHS 62)(Desler) Welp of Arlington; three grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

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James Edward Cummins

Jim Cummins

Jim was born Dec. 1, 1918, in Wentworth, Mo., to James E. and Valera Cummins as their only son. He died peacefully at home on Sept. 18, 2010.
He was extremely fond of the west coast and moved to Oregon in 1939. He married Helen Parrett in 1942 and had a son Jimmy (SHS 62) in 1943. Helen preceded him in death.
In 1956 he formed C&M Company with Chuck Mooney. Located on S. Holladay. C&M Co. left its footprint forever in the Clatsop County community. Spanning 25 years specializing in custom homes, commercial structures and remodels.

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Charles M. ‘Charlie’ Cartwright

Charles Cartwright

“Charlie” Cartwright died Thursday, April 10, 2003, in Seaside at age 94. He was born May 26, 1908, in Portland, to James Barton Cartwright and Maggie Mae Newman. On Oct. 21, 1934, he married Okema Heckard in Seaside. She died in 1985. Charlie graduated from Seaside High School and Oregon State College in 1926. He was a major in the U.S. Army during World War II and in the army reserves. In 1931, he purchased the Seaside Golf Course and in 1954, built the ParTee Dining Room and Lounge extension. He and his wife operated the business until retiring in 1971.
He is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Jim and Pam Cartwright of Astoria and Jack (SHS 62) and Jane Cartwright of Seaside; a daughter, Lynn (SHS 65) Thomas of Portland; 11 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. In addition to his wife, a daughter, Sue Ann Clark, died earlier.

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Mary Cole

Mary Cobelle Cole, 82, of Seaside, died Friday, July 11, 2008, in Seaside.
She was born June 29, 1926, in Jonesboro, Ark., to Hoyt and Stella Cloyd. She attended a one-room high school, where she played on the girls’ basketball team. She was one of four girls to graduate in 1943.
After graduation, she moved to Memphis, Tenn., and worked for Sears Roebuck.
On March 5, 1945, she married Roy Cole in North Bend. He survives, residing in Seaside. After World War II, the couple settled in Seaside.
Mary was a homemaker until 1968, when she started working at the Montgomery Ward store on N Holladay  Seaside. She later worked at the Sears store on Broadway Drive. The couple owned the Tyberg Motel in Gearhart from 1982 to 1990, when they retired.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by four daughters and sons-in-law, Shirleen (SHS 64) and Gary Hutchens of Edina, Minn., Diane (SHS 65) and Ralph Schafer of Ramona, Calif., Pat (SHS 68) and Don Boehm of Astoria and Judy (SHS 70) and Danny Knapp of Knappa; three sons and a daughter-in-law, Jim Cole (SHS 66) of Hillsboro, Fred Cole (SHS 69) of Seaside and Roger (SHS 72) and Pat Cole of St. Petersburg, Fla.; 14 grandchildren, Eric Hutchens and his wife, Ranya, and Tim Hutchens, all of Edina, Amy Hutchens of Denver, Anne Hutchens of Boston, Angela Keller and her husband, Jay, of Huntington Beach, Calif., Andrew Schafer of Solana Beach, Calif., Tracy Linder and her partner, Barbara White, of Scappoose, David Pitman and Jennifer Boehm of Seaside, Becky Boehm of Eugene, Doug Knapp and his wife, Selena, of Clatskanie, Jessica Knapp and Josh Knapp and his wife, Christina, all of Knappa, and Summer Cole of St. Petersburg.; six great-grandchildren, Gabriel and John Hutchens and William Hutchens, all of Edina, Ava Keller of Huntington Beach, Kaydance Knapp of Clatskanie and Teagan Knapp of Knappa; and a brother Ray Cloyd of Sun City, Ariz.

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Daniel Erickson

Daniel Erickson

Daniel Alfred Erickson died Aug. 11, 2010 in Seaside at age 73. He was born Aug. 4, 1937, in St. Helens to Daniel H. Erickson and Anne Woldeit. The family moved to Seaside in 1947, where he graduated from high school (SHS 55), and later attended Willamette University. He served in the U.S. National Guard for six months. In 1974, he married Mary Kay Paulson in Reno, Nev.
He was self-employed, and was the owner/operator of both Dairy Queens in Seaside and Gearhart. He was also the owner of Erickson Lumber Mill in Garibaldi for 30 years. He retired in 1999.
Daniel was preceded in death by his sister, Kathy (Erickson) Jones (SHS 61).

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3 Responses to Other Seasider’s Who Died

  1. Jean Uzelac West says:

    Mike Uzelac Class of 1963. Died in 2004 in Fairbanks Alaska. I will look for photos but have none at present.

  2. Steven Brown says:

    Add Arthur Eugene “Gene” Faust, class of 1964. He died about 2011. He lived in Scappoose at the time.

  3. Duane Heller says:

    Can somebody enter my brother Gary Heller’s death on 7-3-14?

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