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THE ASTORIAN • TUESDAY, JUNE 25, 2019
Eugene ‘Gene’ Howard Gilbertson
Zachary Roy ‘Zac’ Ramey
Aug. 10, 1940 — June 12, 2019
June 16, 1948 — June 11, 2019
Eugene “Gene” Howard Gilbertson champions, earning him Track and Field
passed away June 12, 2019, surrounded by Coach of the Year three times for Oregon.
his loving family, after a ﬁ erce battle with
While proud of these achievements, he
congestive heart failure. He was a
would rather discuss the countless
strong opponent who never gave
individual athletes he coached, and
up demonstrating his competitive
their personal best stories. These
spirit, but in the end, the ﬁ ght was
accomplishments were a testament
to his ability to motivate people
Gene was born in St. Helena,
to achieve success they may have
California, on Aug. 10, 1940, to
believed beyond their capabilities.
Rolf and Mildred Gilbertson. He
Gene was a loving and devoted
was the middle child, and is sur-
husband, father, papa and great-
vived by his older brother, Orin,
papa. His wife, Beverly, two
and younger brother, Gary.
children, Shawn and Lisa, their
He graduated from North Salem Eugene Gilbertson spouses, six grandchildren, a
High School in 1959, where he
great-granddaughter, two broth-
was a state champion in track and ﬁ eld. He ers and four nieces will miss his love, advice,
received scholarships in track and ﬁ eld, foot- excellent supervisory skills, competitiveness
ball and academics to attend Linﬁ eld, gradu- and his can-do spirit.
ating in 1964.
He was an educator, mentor, friend, mas-
While at Linﬁ eld, Gene met the love of his ter gardener, golfer, carpenter, cook and adept
life, Beverly, and married her in Mill Valley, salmon ﬁ sherman, which resulted in many
California, in 1964. They shared their love for amazing salmon dinners. He had uncondi-
almost 55 years together.
tional love for all, even when occasionally
Gene moved to Seaside in 1965 to teach out-ﬁ shed or bested on the golf course. His
physical education and coach basketball and family, and all who were inﬂ uenced by his
track. After earning a library degree from spirit, will deeply miss him.
Portland State University, he served as librar-
A celebration of Gene’s life will occur on
ian at Central School, Cannon Beach Ele- Saturday, July 13, at 3 p.m. at Beacon On
mentary School, Broadway Middle School Broadway in Seaside, Oregon.
and Seaside High School.
In lieu of ﬂ owers, please consider a dona-
In 1973, he was hired as head track coach tion to fund the Gene Gilbertson Memorial
at Seaside High School, retiring in 2007. “Mr. Scholarship. Donations can be sent in his
G,” in his years of teaching and coaching, name to Seaside Scholarships, P.O. Box 332,
numerous students and athletes were affected Seaside, OR., 97138, or donate online at sea-
by his encouragement, inspiration and his sidescholarships.com/donate. Please indicate
ability to see the potential in all.
the donation is for the Gene Gilbertson Fund
The tangible success resulted in four state within the notes/memo on the check, or in the
championship teams, and 35 individual state “Add a Note” section online.
Zachary Roy “Zac” Ramey was born Carolyn. Together they continued their
June 16, 1948, in Wenatchee, Washing- walk of faith, and were active in their local
ton, to Ransom Ramey and Viola Sakrison church community.
Zac was independent and
Ramey. His folks owned a small
adventuresome, living life full
farm in the hills above Manson,
throttle with humor and kind-
ness. He had a great love for
The family moved from there
epic trips by boat, 4x 4, motorcy-
to Goldendale, and then to Van-
cle, quad and bicycle. It was on
couver, Washington, as his father
one of these escapades that he
worked building dams. After his
father’s death in 1961, he and
After helping to build his alu-
his mother moved to Seaside,
minum boat, the Viola Helen, Zac
took it up the Inland Passage to
When Zac was invited to leave
Alaska and visited his cousin,
Clatsop County, they moved to
Dan, and family. The off-road trip
Seattle to live with his brother,
Tim. Zac graduated from high school, and on his motorcycle from Canada to Mexico
from community college in auto mechan- was also a highlight.
Zac will be missed by his beloved Car-
ics, while in Seattle. Zac was involved in
the Seattle music and drug scene in the olyn, his nephews, Sean and Rance, his
brother, Tim, relatives, friends and his fel-
1960s, working at various jobs.
When he moved back to Seaside, he low adventurers.
Zac enjoyed being somewhat outra-
worked for Boise Cascade until he opened
his own repair shop, Hamlet Hummers, geous and irreverent, but he knew he was a
operating it until his retirement. His next forgiven and dearly loved child of God. He
calling was teaching auto mechanic courses loved to share his love for God with others.
God be with you, Zaccy, until we meet
at Clatsop Community College.
Zac had a life-changing salvation expe- again.
His service will be at North Coast Fam-
rience in a small church in Snohomish,
Washington. He commuted from Seaside ily Fellowship on Saturday, June 29, at
to Snohomish weekly to go to church for 1 p.m. We welcome your stories, your
months. Eventually he found a church in friendship and your laughter as we cele-
Hammond, Oregon, where he met his wife, brate his unique life.
Dr. Robertta H. ‘Bobbie’ Barba
Aug. 24, 1947 — June 19, 2019
Dr. Robertta H. “Bobbie” Barba died on tations on science education and technology.
June 19, 2019, at the age of 71, in Warrenton, She authored several textbooks, including
Oregon, of lung cancer. She was the daugh- “Science in the Multicultural Classroom.”
ter of Robert W. and Alice L. Hop-
S he was also a proliﬁ c grant
kins of Newark, Delaware. She
writer, and received funding from
was born Aug. 24, 1947, in Wilm-
the National Science Foundation,
the Fund for the Improvement
Bobbie was a 1965 graduate of
of Postsecondary Education , the
Newark Senior High School, and
Ofﬁ ce of Bilingual Education and
graduated from the University of
Minority Languages Affairs , the
Delaware with a bachelor’s degree
state of California and the Ministry
in education in 1969, and a mas-
of Education in El Salvador.
ter’s degree in marine studies in
She was a member of several
professional organizations, includ-
After college graduation, she Dr. Robertta Barba ing the National Science Teachers
taught middle school and high
Association, the National Associa-
school science in the Appoquinimink and tion for Research in Science Teaching, Com-
Christina Delaware s chool d istricts. In 1980, puter Using Educators and iCUE.
she moved to New Mexico and taught middle
After retirement from San Jose State Uni-
school and high school science in the Que- versity, Dr. Barba moved to Warrenton, Ore-
mado Rural, Encino Independent and Albu- gon. She was an active member of First
querque p ublic s chool d istricts.
Lutheran Church in Astoria. Robertta enjoyed
When her children ﬁ nished elementary working at local food pantries and on special
school, she moved to State College, Pennsyl- projects like the Christmas Basket. In retire-
vania, to begin doctoral studies. She gradu- ment, she pursued her hobbies of woodwork-
ated in 1990 with a Ph.D. After graduation, ing, webpage design and photography.
Bobbie accepted a position as an assistant
Bobbie is preceded in death by her sister,
professor at San Diego State University.
Mary Hopkins Hill, of Newark, Delaware.
In 1993, she assumed a position as an
Dr. Barba is survived by her wife, Linda L.
associate professor at the University of New Ehlers, of Warrenton, Oregon. Additionally,
Mexico. In 1994, Dr. Barba moved to Silicon she is survived by her sons, P. Javier Barba
Valley and began working at San Jose State (wife, Sarah) and grandson, P. Carter Barba,
University, where she held the academic rank of Astoria, and Aaron M. Barba, of Rio Ran-
of professor and Instructional Technology cho, New Mexico.
Services will be private, at the discretion
During her professional career, she of the family.
authored more than 100 professional articles,
Hughes-Ransom Mortuary is in charge of
and an equal number of conference presen- the arrangements.
Bart Alan Hawkins
March 13, 1956 — June 17, 2019
Bart Alan Hawkins passed away at the television and radio industry.
Bart attended the Seaside Assembly of
age of 63 in Seaview, Washington, due to
God Church as a child, and moved to the
complications from a recent surgery.
Bay A rea, where he continued
Bart was born on March 13,
to follow his Lord and s avior his
1956, in Seaside, Oregon. He was
entire life. Bart was very intu-
the youngest son born to Glyn
itive, and often felt led to show
(Smoky) and Eilleen Hawkins.
up in times of need and help oth-
Bart was raised in Seaside,
ers. Many were recipients of this
and graduated from Seaside
God-given ability he had.
High School. After graduation
Bart returned to the area in
he moved to California, where
2009, and resided in Naselle and
he attended the College of San
Mateo. It was there, while work-
Bart is survived by his son,
ing for KCSM Radio, he met
Nicolas Hawkins, of San Fran-
Nicky Trasvina; he married her
cisco; his mother, Eilleen Haw-
in 1987. They had two sons, and
kins, of Long Beach, Washington; brothers,
later divorced in 2000.
While living in the San Francisco Bay Patrick (Linda) Hawkins, of Warrenton,
area, Bart was employed for 14 years as a and Craig Hawkins, of Seaview; sisters,
framer, and also in high-rise construction. Christi Dixson, of Longview, Washington,
He was a member of the Carpenters Union and Marti Cooper, of Tucson, Arizona; and
22 in the Bay A rea. He was also a lifetime many nieces and nephews.
Bart was preceded in death by his son,
member of USA FCC Restricted Radiot ele-
Alejandro Hawkins; father, Glyn (Smoky)
phone Operator Club.
Bart was always a thinker, quiet and Hawkins; and siblings, Linda, Susan and
methodical, with a somewhat dry sense of twins Glyn and Glynda Hawkins.
A graveside service and memorial
humor. He got along with everyone, and
was a delight to be around. His passion was will be announced at a later date. His
writing music and lyrics. He enjoyed play- guest book is available at penttilaschapel.
ing the guitar and being involved in the com
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Tonight’s Sky: Emerging from
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great square of Pegasus, the
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Normal high/low .................. 65/51
Record high .................. 90 in 1926
Record low .................... 40 in 1977
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Year to date .......................... 22.66”
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Sunrise today .................. 5:25 a.m.
Sunset tonight ............... 9:11 p.m.
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