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Vancouver, Washington (WA)

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Alex Poe
Alex Poe
Class of 1968
Passed Apr 19, 2012
Alex Jay Poe (3/21/1949 - 4/19/2012)

(Alex loved riding his Harley Davidson 100-year edition Dove-tail. "Life is sweet, enjoy the ride.")

Alex Jay Poe, of Castle Rock, WA, passed away April 19, 2012 due to injuries from an April 8th motorcycle accident. He was the oldest of four children born to parents Milton Verne Poe and Emmy Margaret Poe in Vancouver, WA, graduating from Hudson's Bay High School in 1968.

He served his country in Vietnam, and was a millwright and Harley Davidson mechanic.
Alex is survived by his brothers, Elvan Olin Poe, Vern Alan Poe; and sister, Cheryl Ann Reitenbaugh. He had no children, but left three nephews, Edgar, Corey, Travis; and three nieces, Alyssa, Janelle and Korine.
Anna Marie Desler
Anna Marie Desler
Class of 1968
Passed Mar 16, 2007
Anna Marie Desler Pierce (4/20/1950 - 3/16/2007)

Anna Marie Pierce peacefully passed away on Friday, March 16, 2007, at her home in Camas, Wash. Born on April 20, 1950, in Vancouver, Wash., she was 56 years old. Anna graduated from Clark College School of Nursing and worked as a registered nurse for Tuality Community Hospital prior to her retirement. While working, she was involved in numerous nursing associations, most notably the Healing Touch International and National Lymphedema Network and Nutrition Education organizations. Outside of work, Anna enjoyed gardening, custom cars, and relaxing at the Oregon Coast. Anna is survived by her beloved husband of 36 years, Les, of Camas; daughter, Roxanna Rico, and son, Erran Pierce, both of Vancouver, Wash.; mother, Irma Desler and brother, Dewey Desler, both of Bellingham, Wash.; sisters, Jean Caltagirone of Battle Ground, Wash. and Carol Anderson of Salem, Ore., and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends. She was preceded in death by her son, Clayton Ray Pierce, in 1980.
Arne Skoog
Arne Skoog
Class of 1968
Passed Jul 22, 2013
Arne Skoog (5/19/1950 - 7/22/2013)

A RF engineer, worked in radio for his entire adult life, installing two-way systems in the 1970's and eventually working for CBS for over 25 years. Nickname was Dr. Radio.
Bob Billings
Bob Billings
Class of 1968
Passed Aug 08, 1989
Bob Billings (1950 - 8/8/1989)

Robert John Billings, a former Vancouver resident, died Tuesday in Salem at age 39. Cause of death was suicide, the Salem Statesman Journal newspaper said.

Survivors include his mother, Janet of Portland; and two brothers, Tom of Portland, and Richard of Charlottesville, PA.
Bob Goetz
Bob Goetz
Class of 1968
Passed Apr 03, 2007
Robert S. Goetz (3/11/1950 - 4/3/2007)

Robert Goetz, age 57, passed away April 3, 2007. He was born March 11, 1950, in Vancouver, Washington, to Raymond and Evie Goetz. He graduated in 1968 from Hudson's Bay High School, and attended Clark College. Robert married Jini Forrest in June of 1972. He spent 30 years in the concrete and construction trade, and enjoyed boating and fishing.

Survivors include his wife, Jini Goetz; son, Drew; daughter, Amy; two sisters, Gail Carbajal and Malvina Goetz; as well as nieces, a nephew, and grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ray and Evie Goetz.
Bonnie Baker
Bonnie Baker
Class of 1968
Passed Jul 08, 2016
Bonnie Baker Weihl (12/31/1949 - 7/8/2016)
Buddy Marrs
Buddy Marrs
Class of 1968
Passed Aug 22, 1981
Gerald (Buddy) Marrs (2/7/1950 - 8/22/1981)

Buddy was born Feb. 7, 1950, in Vancouver. He was a lifetime Clark County resident and last lived at 8812 NW 15th Ave. A lumber broker for Kerr Pacific Corp. in Portland, Marrs also taught at Vancouver Pan Terra School for five years. He was a graduate of Hudson’s Bay High School and the University of Portland.

His widow, Frances, at home, said her husband played in the Brush Prairie Softball League for 11 years. Besides his widow, he is survived by his parents, Gerald Sr. and Mabel Marrs of Vancouver; his grandfather, Wiley Marrs at St. Louis; and a sister, Marlinda Stearns of Salem, OR.

Marrs, a 1968 graduate of Hudson’s Bay High School where he played varsity baseball and basketball and was in the choir, later, taught at the Vancouver School District’s alternative Pan Terra School.

Marrs earned bachelors and master’s degrees from the University of Portland, where he was on the baseball team. “He was full of good spirits”, said Paul Gutierrez, Vancouver Schools assistant superintendent. In college, Marrs won a Rotary scholarship and studied at Oxford University in England, Gutierrez said.
Charles (chuck) Bergstrom
Charles (Chuck) Bergstrom
Class of 1969
(Passed date unknown)
Passed in 2015
Craig Schmidt
Craig Schmidt
Class of 1968
Passed Mar 26, 2004
Craig L. Schmidt (2/1/1950 - 3/26/2004)

Former Vancouver resident, Craig Lynn Schmidt, 54, died March 26, 2004, in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia.

Mr. Schmidt, who graduated from Hudson's Bay High School, Clark College and the University of Hawaii, had been teaching English in Saudi Arabia for the past five years. He had just begun a new teaching position at King Fahd University.

Mr. Schmidt, who was fluent in German, French and Dutch, had taught at Clark, Portland and Mount Hood community colleges, as well as in Greece, Japan and Saudi Arabia.
He was born Feb. 1, 1950, in Vancouver.

While serving in the Army he was sent to the Foreign Language Institute in Washington, D.C., to learn the Lao language and be an interpreter.

Survivors include his parents, Rene and Frank Schmidt of Vancouver; and his twin sister, Karen Schmidt of Vancouver.
Dan Wessler
Dan Wessler
Class of 1968
Passed Mar 19, 1969
Daniel Wessler (2/25/1950 - 3/19/1969)

On 19 March 1969 2nd Plt, Golf Company, 2/4 Marines, lost three men while providing flank security for the bulk of the company:

2nd Lt Anthony A. Giretti, Baldwin, NY (Silver Star)

Pfc Ronnie L. Eckenroad, Beaver Falls, PA (Bronze Star)

Pfc Daniel G. Wessler, Vancouver, WA

Vancouver Marine is Viet victim - The Vietnam war has claimed the life of another Clark County serviceman. Marine officials said today, Killed in action was Pfc. Daniel G. Wessler. Wessler, 19, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jim R. Wessler of 2300 E. 18th St., was killed 19 Mar (1969) in Quang Tri Province while on patrol. Marine officials said that Wessler, a life-long resident of Vancouver, sustained fatal injuries about the head and body when an enemy mine exploded. Wessler, a member of G Company, 2nd Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, joined the Marine Corps last July and had been in Vietnam for about two months. The latest casualty brought to 46 the number of local servicemen killed in Vietnam - 26 more than the local men who were killed in the Korean War. Funeral services will be held at the Vancouver Funeral Chapel following return of the body from Vietnam.
Dave Prissel
Dave Prissel
Class of 1968
Passed May 26, 1999
David Prissel (11/14/1949 – 5/26/1999)

A memorial service will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday, May 26, 1999, in Memorial Gardens Funeral Chapel in Vancouver, Wash., for David Alan Prissel, who died May 21 at age 49.

Mr. Prissel was born Nov. 14, 1949, in Durand, Wis. He had lived in Vancouver since he was an infant. He graduated from Fort Vancouver High School. He co-owned M&P Paving Co. in Vancouver with his father for more than 30 years. He married Joy Hoisington in 1994.
Survivors include his wife, daughter, April, stepson, Bob Williams, mother, Leatrice Bobek, and father, Gene, and stepmother, Judy, all of Vancouver; and one grandchild. His son, David J., died earlier.
Dave Warren
Dave Warren
Class of 1968
Passed Feb 28, 2009
David Melvin Warren (3/19/1950 - 2/8/2009)

David Melvin Warren, 58, of Issaquah, WA, dear husband, father, son, brother and friend, died too soon on Feb. 8, 2009 at Overlake Hospital in Bellevue, WA. Born March 19, 1950 in Vancouver, WA to Charlotte and Mel Warren, David spent a happy childhood attending local schools and graduating from Hudson Bay High School ('68).

He then earned a degree in Communications and Advertising from Washington State University ('72).

On his return to Vancouver, David met and married Pamela Clay Oseth, the love of his life.
David's career as a sales and marketing executive began at Nordstroms in Seattle and took him to Portland and New York, with an eventual return to the Seattle area. The competition and creativity were a great fit for his talent.

In his leisure, family was the focus; soccer coaching, skiing, camping and spending time with Pam filled his world. Fishing was a lifelong passion.

David is survived by his mother, Charlotte; his wife, Pam; his son, Damian (Lindsay); grand-daughter, Delaney; son, Matthew; brother, Jim (Kathy); nephew, Mark; niece, Bridgett; sister-in-law, Deb Amundson (Dave); children, Max and Amy. He leaves behind countless friends of all ages.
David Hull
David Hull
Class of 1968
Passed Feb 22, 1997
David Hull (1/8/1950 – 2/22/1997)

A graveside service will begin at 12:30 p.m. Thursday at Evergreen Memorial Gardens Cemetery for David D. Hull, 47, who died in Vancouver Saturday, Feb. 22, 1997, of astrocytoma, a brain tumor. Mr. Hull was a maintenance supervisor.

He is survived by his wife, Toni, at home; his mother, Althea Granger of Vancouver; his father, Royce Hull of Centralia, Wash.; one daughter, Nora Hull of Vancouver; one son, Jesse of Vancouver; two brothers, Tom of Myrtle Creek, Ore., and Jason of Vancouver; and his grandmother, Ethel Austin of Vancouver.

Born Jan. 8, 1950, in Chehalis, Wash., Mr. Hull had lived in Vancouver most of his adult life. A Marine Corps veteran, he served in the Vietnam War. He enjoyed mountain climbing and martial arts.
Debbie Hover
Debbie Hover
Class of 1968
Passed Jan 11, 2007
Debbie Hover Gaylord (9/24/1950 - 1/11/2007)

Debbie Gaylord, 56, died on Jan. 11, 2007 from liver failure. She was born on Sept. 24, 1950 in Vancouver, WA to Larry and Audrey Hover.

Debbie attended Hudson's Bay High School, and worked at Columbia Machine and Union Carbide. Growing up, she enjoyed gymnastics, ballet and modern jazz dancing. Later she liked to knit, read and cook. She lived on the Washougal River for many years. Debbie was preceded in death by her mother, Audrey Hover. She is survived by her son, Tyler Gaylord (Ginny); grandchildren, Alexandra and Enderson; great-grandchild, Emma; parents, Larry and Tillie Hover; sisters, Konnie O'Hearn and Carla Colby; an aunt and several cousins
Deri Struckmeier
Deri Struckmeier
Class of 1968
Passed Feb 02, 2011
Deri Struckmeier Bennett (3/29/1950 - 2/2/2011)

Deri Sue Struckmeier and Dennis Earl Cartier were married on Sept 22, 1970. The record states: Deri Struckmeier age 20, born in Vancouver WA and Dennis Earl Cartier age 21, born in Vancouver WA were married in Whitman County Washington.

Deri's second marriage was to Mr. Bennett.
In the 1980's Deri Cartier's business the Cartier Bear Co. of Camas Washington was quite popular. Before I knew we were cousins I saw her on a tv show displaying her bears that she designed and made and she mentioned her name as Deri Struckmeier Cartier that day. Eventually I met Deri on an ancestry message board searching for info on the Struckmeier, Scharnhorst and Smathers relatives buried in the Bunker Hill Cemetery in Stella WA.

Deri loved researching genealogy and her family history so it is fitting that she would be buried in the Bunker Hill Cemetery in Stella with her relatives whose lives she spent so much time researching.
Diana Blackwell
Diana Blackwell
Class of 1969
Passed Mar 25, 2019
Passed in 2009
Don Lambrecht
Don Lambrecht
Class of 1968
Passed Jun 21, 2009
Donald D. Lambrecht (2/2/1950 ~ 6/21/2009)

" A loving husband, father and grandfather."

Captain Donald D. Lambrecht died in Anchorage, AK, surrounded by his family. He was born in Port Angeles, WA and grew up in Vancouver, WA. Don held the Boy Scouts Eagle rank at age 15, flew his first solo flight at 16 and graduated from Hudson Bay High School in 1968.

Don held a BA of Art from the U of WA and Masters in Safety Engineering at USC. Don was a USAF pilot, earning the Distinguished Flying Cross, two Air Metals, Outstanding Unit with Valor Citation, Vietnam Campaign Metal and a National Defense Medal.

Don was a successful real estate agent in California and moved to Alaska where he owned a construction company until he retired.
Don leaves his wife, Jan; daughter, Jennifer (Josh); beloved granddaughter, Fiona; mother, Rose Lambrecht; sister, Carolyn (Kevin); nieces and nephews, Dannette, Mackenzie,Steven and Larsen; and many other friends and family.

He was preceded in death by his father, Joseph; brother, Rodger.
Ed Burckhard
Ed Burckhard
Class of 1968
Passed Nov 18, 1999
Edward A. Burckhard (11/10/1949 - 11/18/1999)

Mr. Burckhard was born Nov. 10, 1949, in Yakima and lived in Clark County the past 39 years.

He was a senior material planner at Freightliner Corp. in Portland.

Survivors include his parents, Mary and Adam Burckhard; two stepsons, Michael Owings and Thad Nelson; three sisters, Marveline Burckhard, Jeanette Burckhard and Lisa Truax; two brothers, Duane Burckhard and Steven Burckhard; and special companion, Karen Owings.

He enjoyed golf, bowling and watching his stepsons, nieces and nephews participate in their activities. Mr. Burckhard was an Atlanta Braves fan. He coached Little League baseball and Catholic Youth Organization football and basketball.

He was a member of the Elks Lodge, Fort Vancouver High School Booster Club and St. Joseph Catholic Church.
Gayle Anderson
Gayle Anderson
Class of 1969
(Passed date unknown)
Passed in 2017
George Martin
George Martin
Class of 1968
Passed Jun 16, 2010
George Martin, Jr. (11/14/1949 - 6/16/2010)

Born: November 14, 1949
Place of Birth: Ilwaco, WA
Death: June 16, 2010
Place of Death: Astoria, OR

Deep River, Washington resident George E. Martin Jr., 60, died in Astoria, Oregon on June 16, 2010. The son of George E. and Shirley (Rice) Martin, he was born in Ilwaco, Washington on November 14, 1949. Seven years after his birth he moved with his family to Vancouver, Washington there he grew up and graduated from Hudson Bay High school in 1968.

Following high school George enlisted with the United States Navy. For the ensuing 7-1/2 years he served as a torpedo man’s mate aboard the submarine USS Rogers during the Vietnam Conflict. With his military duty complete, George moved back to Vancouver. There he worked as a salesman, going door-to-door and at this he excelled, being a true “people person”. In 1988 he moved to the Naselle area where he was employed as a log truck driver until his passing.

George was proud of his military duty and was active in Veterans of Foreign Wars and the American Legion. He also was a member of the Moose lodge. He was happiest when outdoors, and was an avid hunter and fisherman. He closely followed NASCAR racing and also enjoyed traveling with his companion Eva.

George is survived by his companion Eva Edwards of Deep River; sister Duffy Martin of Reno, Nevada; step-grandchildren Anthony, Zachery, Donavan, Cory, Jeremy, Robert, Nicole and Lynn; and two nephews Todd and Cody Martin. He was preceded in death by his wife Mary Wiggins; his parents; and his brother Bob Martin.

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