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obituaries/classified ads
In Memory of...
Marvin C. Bloomer
Marvin  Chancy  Bloomer  left  a 
rich  treasure  of  memories  with  family 
and  friends  when  he  passed  away  on 
March 11, 2014 at the age of 75. As he 
enjoyed hunting this past elk season, and 
was at his youngest granddaughter’s side 
as she bagged a bull elk, he never knew 
it would be his last.
Marvin’s  life  journey  began 
on Dec. 10, 1938 when he was born to 
James and Amelia (VanDolah) Bloomer 
in Mason City, Wash. He grew up in the 
Trenholm area near St. Helens. His work 
ethic was developed at a young age as he 
helped  his  father  log  the  old-fashioned 
way with horses. His mother was one of 
22 children. Marvin often spent time at 
his  grandparents’  house,  and  held  fond 
memories  of  playing  with  his  aunts, 
uncles and cousins, many of whom were 
close to his age. Marvin had one sister, 
Laura. The two played the accordion and 
were  restoring  vehicles,  woodworking, 
sawmilling,  assembling  model  ships, 
gardening, hunting and fishing.
Survivors  include  his  wife 
Marlene;  son  and  daughter-in-law 
Marvin  Edward  and  Cindy  Bloomer 
of  Mist;  daughter  and  son-in-law 
Marie  and  Craig  Bozart  of  Rainier;  six 
grandchildren, Arminda,  Dillon,  Roger, 
Sierra,  Noble  and  Melody  Bloomer; 
nephew James “Tony” Bloomer and his 
daughter Ariel.
He was preceded in death by his 
parents and his sister, Laura Wahl.
A  celebration  of  life  was    held 
on  Saturday,  March  22,  at  11:00  AM, 
at  the  Mist  Grade  School  gym  in  Mist. 
Pastor  Tim  Teele  officiated  and  lunch 
was  provided  by  the  Mist  Helping 
Circle. Private interment was held at the 
Mist Cemetery.
became skilled at playing songs together.
He  attended  grade  school  in 
the Trenholm area. He was a student at 
Benson  High  School  in  Portland,  and 
it  was  there  that  he  learned  an  array  of 
technical skills that enhanced his natural 
ability for creating and fixing just about 
anything he set his mind to do.
On  July  29,  1961,  Marvin 
married  Marlene  Mattson.  They  were 
married  for  52  years  and  had  two 
children, Marvin Jr. and Marie.
Marvin  was  drafted  into  the 
Army  in  November  1961.  He  earned  a 
designation  as  a  sharpshooter  and  was 
assigned to the Army’s motor pool. His 
duties included driving military officers 
and performing mechanics on the fleet.
During  his  younger  years, 
Marvin  was  employed  at  a  furniture 
shop  making  cabinets,  helped  build  the 
Glen Canyon Dam in northern Arizona, 
and sewed women’s bathing suits at the 
Darrell E. Rush
Jantzen factory in Vancouver.
December 3, 1933 – March 19, 2014
In  the  1960s  Marvin  and 
Marlene  moved  from  the  Portland  area 
to  Birkenfeld,  then  relocated  to  Mist 
about 10 years later. While living in the 
Nehalem  Valley,  Marvin  worked  in  the 
logging  industry  for  close  to  40  years, 
mostly as a yarder engineer.
Marvin had a love for aviation. 
Building  and  flying  radio  controlled 
airplanes  and  helicopters  was  one  of 
his  favorite  hobbies  for  many  years. 
He  designed  and  made  jewelry  using 
the  lost  wax  casting  process,  and  also 
used the technique to make parts he was 
unable  to  buy.  Other  things  he  enjoyed 
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Darrell E. Rush, 80, of Seaside, 
died  March  19,  2014  at  his  home, 
surrounded by his loving family.
Darrell  was  born  to  Harvey 
and  Irma  Rush  on  December  3,  1933, 
in Fort Collins, CO. He graduated from 
Tillamook  High  School  in  1951  and 
joined  the Air  Force  in  1952,  where  he 
spent 4 proud years and worked his way 
up to Staff Sergeant.
Upon  returning  to  Tillamook, 
Darrell met and married his wife, Evelyn 
Hiebert,  and  they  later  relocated  to 
Seaside, OR.
Darrell had a long and successful 
career  in  the  grocery  business  and  was 
very  proud  of  his  accomplishments 
as  a  store  manager.  Over  the  years,  he 
was a member of the original Board of 
Directors  for  the  Seaside  Convention 
Center, playing a role in its planning and 
construction.  He  was  actively  involved 
with the Seaside Chamber of Commerce. 
He  was  a  member  of  the  Seaside  Elks 
Lodge and the Astoria Golf and Country 
Club. Darrell enjoyed coaching his two 
boys  in  Little  League  Baseball  as  well 
as  attending  school  events  of  his  three 
children.  He  was  an  active  member  of 
the Assembly of God Church in Seaside, 
serving as Deacon until his death.
What  he  enjoyed  the  most  in 
life  was  his  family.  The  holidays  and 
family  get  togethers  was  what  he  lived 
for.  Darrell  is  survived  by  his  wife  of 
57  years,  Evelyn  Rush,  his  children 
Jana Borst of Vernonia, Marc Rush and 
his  wife  Kim  of  Warrenton,  and  Steve 
Rush and his wife Darla of Astoria. He 
was  blessed  with  eight  grandchildren; 
Jesse  Borst  of  Vernonia,  Joe  Rush  of 
Astoria, Hilary Rush of Portland, Jordan 
Rush  of  Astoria,  Jeff  Rush  of  Seaside, 
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Mist-Birkenfeld RFPD 1978 Fire Engine
to Be Sold to Highest Bidder
Mist-Birkenfeld RFPD has an out of service 1978
C60 Fire Engine that has been used for parts and is
being sold to highest bidder. The minimum bid to be
considered is $500 and sealed bids are required. Bid
applications can be picked up at the Mist-Birkenfeld
Main Station at 12525 Hwy 202 Mist, Oregon 97016 or
call us at (503)755-2710 and we can send you a bid
form. Sealed bids must be received no later than 5pm,
April 21 st . Bids will be reviewed April 22 nd .
To place an ad call: 503-367-0098
Office Space -  Downtown Vernonia.  Con-
tact 503-706-2882.
Upstairs apartment  in  large  old  house,  2 
bdrm, 1 bath, living/dining combo, kitchen, 
office space, 4 huge closets, off street park-
ing, walk to town, out of flood plain. $650/
mo. 503-927-2959
Downstairs apartment  in  large  old  house, 
2 bedroom, 1 bath, huge living room, huge 
dining  room,  new  kitchen,  laundry  room, 
huge closets, sun room, walk to town, out of 
flood-plain. $750/mo. 503-927-2959 
Self Storage - Fine, insulated storage units 
in  Clatskanie.  20  sizes,  on  site  managers  - 
John & Kris Lillich. Visa/MC/AmEx accept-
ed. 503-728-2051
Split Dry Fir $150/cord.  Mist  503-438-
Building Lots, Vernonia.  Four  buildable 
single-family lots, side-by-side, in beautiful 
8-lot cul-de-sac subdivision.  Four homes al-
ready  built  and  sold.   All  utilities  in  place, 
owner will carry with $1,000 down.  Prices 
starting  at  $49,900.    Location:  Rose  Hedge 
Court.  Call Ken or Carol for more informa-
tion, 503-648-1951 or cell 503-781-7322.
Class OR, FL, AZ, ME, NH, VA, CT.  On-
site or off-site.  Individual or group.  www., 503-709-1878.
Guitar Lessons all styles, taught by a pro-
fessional  with  30  years  experience.  $25/hr. 
John 503-235-8996 or 503-789-3835
Photo Restoration  Cracks,  Fading,  En-
largements,  Copies,  Story  Collages.  Terry 
St.Pierre 503-980-3289
com/hire/index.aspx (Columbia County).
IST-Columbia  9-1-1  Communications 
District  (C911CD)  is  conducting  a  hiring 
process  for  full-time  Communications  Spe-
cialists.    Log  on  to 
and click on ‘Hiring’ or information will be 
mailed  by  calling  503-397-7255  ext  2221 
and leaving name and mailing address.
NW Regional ESD  is  looking  for  licensed 
and  non-licensed  individuals  interested  in 
substituting  in  the  Special  Education  class-
rooms within our districts. Experience is pre-
ferred, but those with an interest in working 
in Special Education are also encouraged to 
apply. To apply, please visit NWRESD web-
Cash Paid - Buying  junk  cars,  running  or 
not.  503-716-6682
Scap Metal Wanted A to Z Paying cash for 
some.  Also garbage hauling. 503-536-5083
I Buy Guitars, amps and other musical in-
struments.  Call John 503-235-8996 or 503-
CoopersComputerCorner Build,  repair, 
upgrade, and recycle.  All things computer.  
ABC For Life Training Center -  CPR-
AED,  First  Aid,  Basic  Life  Support,  NRA 
Handgun Safety, Concealed Handgun Permit