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Obituaries
Rosemary Frances Kemper-Riddock
Dec. 1, 1941 — Oct. 19, 2015
Rosemary Frances Kem-
per-Riddock, 73, a longtime
resident of Banks, Oregon,
and a resident of the Seaside
community over the last 10
years, passed away peaceful-
ly on Monday evening, Oct.
19, 2015, at St. Vincent Med-
ical Center in Portland.
A funeral Mass was cele-
brated on Saturday, Oct. 24,
2015, at Our Lady of Vic-
tory Catholic Church, 120
Oceanway in Seaside, Ore-
gon. Family and friends were
invited to attend a reception
following the Mass, held at
the parish hall. The Rite of
Christian Burial took place
following the reception at
Visitation Catholic Cemetery
in Verboort, Oregon.
Rosemary was born
on Dec. 1, 1941, in Long
Beach, California. She was
one of three children born to
Charles and Frances (Amer-
ata) Smith, and moved with
her family to Portland, Ore-
gon, as a young girl. She at-
tended St Mary of the Valley
through high school, gradu-
ating with the Class of 1959.
She earned her bachelor’s
degree from Marylhurst Uni-
versity and a master’s degree
from Portland State Univer-
sity.
She met her husband, No-
lan Kemper, while attending
a baseball game he was play-
ing in at East Moreland Park
in Portland. After a dance-
¿lled courtship, they were
married on Aug. 10, 1963.
After getting married they
were both hired as school-
teachers by the Defense
Department, and for over a
decade they taught school on
Rosemary Kemper-Riddock
U.S. military bases all over
the world, including Mid-
way, France, Turkey, Germa-
ny and the Philippines.
After traversing the globe
they returned home in 1974,
and together built their fami-
ly home in Banks. Rosemary
worked in the home raising
her kids, and as a substitute
teacher in the Banks school
district, until Nolan passed
away suddenly in 1983.
After Nolan’s death she
returned to teaching full-
time at Dilley Elementary
School, and later became the
curriculum director for For-
est Grove School District.
She ¿nished her educational
career in 2010, after serving
as the principal of Cannon
Beach Elementary for three
years.
In 1986 she met Michael
Riddock through mutual
friends, and they were mar-
ried a year later, living in
Banks until 2007, before
moving to Seaside. Michael
passed away in July 2012.
Rosemary loved the
beach, enjoyed hiking with
friends and set new standards
for grandmother excellence,
showering her six grandchil-
dren with love, books and
her handmade quilts. She
volunteered at her church,
Our Lady of Victory, and
sang in the church choir.
She lived to help oth-
ers, and was integral in the
founding and success of
Seaside’s Food 4 Kids, an
organization that provides
food-¿lled backpacks every
Friday during the school year
to kids who request assis-
tance. More than anything,
she loved helping others, and
devoted her life to making
everyone she encountered
feel like they mattered.
She is preceded by her
¿rst husband of 20 years
Nolan Kemper, her second
husband of 25 years, Mi-
chael Riddock, her parents,
and her sister, Nicki Ard.
Survivors include her four
children and a daughter-in-
law: Karl Kemper of Ash-
land, Chris and Jill Kemper
of Portland, Katrina Kem-
per of Yokosuka, Japan, and
Kerry Kemper of Portland.
She is also survived by her
brother, Pat Smith, and his
wife Pam, of Gladstone, Or-
egon, and six grandchildren:
Jordan, Jackson, Alexis,
Nola, Cade and Luke.
The family suggest dona-
tions in Rosemary’s name to
Food 4 Kids Seaside Oregon,
P.O. Box 2611 Gearhart, OR
97138
Services were provided
by Duyck & VanDeHey Fu-
neral Home (503-357-8749).
An online guest book may
be signed at www.dvfuneral-
home.com
Juanita Belle McCoy
June 15, 1940 — Oct. 9, 2015
Juanita Belle McCoy, 75,
of Gearhart, Oregon, passed
away on Friday, Oct. 9,
2015.
She was born on June 15,
1940, in Freewater, Oregon,
to the late Leonard Horrell
and Opal Case Haskins.
Juanita grew up and gradu-
ated high school in Seaside,
Oregon. She married Gor-
don “Shorty” McCoy on
Oct. 18, 1959. Her husband,
Shorty, preceded her in death
in 2006.
Juanita and her fami-
ly traveled often while her
husband was enlisted in the
Navy, until his retirement
in 1977. She was mostly a
homemaker, but occasional-
ly worked at Cornet’s Store
in Seaside when her husband
was at war, and after he re-
tired. She enjoyed crochet-
ing, and would often give her
crafts as gifts or donations.
In 1996, Juanita and her
husband of¿cially retired,
purchased a ¿fth wheel, and
headed for the open road
Juanita McCoy
settling mostly in Arizona,
Nevada and California. One
of her fondest locations was
in Sauvie Island, Oregon,
where she and her husband
volunteered for the state. Af-
ter Juanita’s husband passed
away, she relocated to Gear-
hart, Oregon, and became in-
volved in the Seaside Ameri-
can Legion.
Juanita is survived by two
children, Kenneth McCoy
and his wife, Allison, of War-
renton, Oregon, and Dorin-
da Daniel and her husband,
Rick, of Longview, Wash-
ington. She has ¿ve grand-
children, Tonya Robinson
and her husband, Stuart, of
Warrenton, Oregon Daniel
Weaver of Eugene, Oregon
David Weaver of Newport,
Oregon Matthew McCoy
and his wife, Stacy, of Gear-
hart, Oregon and Devin Ni-
cole Brown, who proceeded
her in death. She also has ¿ve
great-grand children, Garrett
McCoy, Tanner Robinson,
Hannah Robinson and Kait-
lynn Robinson.
The funeral was held
Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2015,
at the Ocean View Ceme-
tery Chapel in Warrenton,
Oregon. Family and friends
were invited to the residence
of Kenneth and Allison Mc-
Coy, following the service,
for hors d’oeuvres.
Hughes-Ransom Mor-
tuary is in charge of the ar-
rangements. An online guest
book may be signed at www.
hughes-ransom.com
Events at Gearhart November ArtWalk
On Saturday, Nov. 7,
from 2 to 5 p.m. the Gear-
hart ArtWalk hoist “Wel-
come to the Shore” Àags in-
dicating participation in the
monthly event.
A Great Gallery, 576 Pa-
ci¿c Way, 503-709-2840
agreatgallery.com.
pres-
ents “October Skies, new
glicées, photographs on
canvas by Ashley Thomas,
seasonal stationery boxes
in time for the holiday sea-
son, new napkin rings by
DM Designs, new pottery
and hand-crafted gift tags
by Suzy Holland and new
package embellishments by
Ashley Thomas.
By The Way, 564 Pacif-
ic Way offers art and home
furnishings, 503-739-7025
564bytheway@gmail.com.
Cougar Ridge Knife
Company, presents ¿ne-
ly crafted custom knives
and boutique Northwest
wines 3348 Highway 101
N., 503-738-9812 cougar-
ridgeknives.com.
Natural Nook pres-
ents the work of Michelle
Schiess 738 Paci¿c Way,
503-738-5332, Àowers@
seasidenaturalnook.com.
The Trail’s End Art Asso-
ciation will feature the var-
ied and colorful art of Chris
Bryant throughout Novem-
ber. Bryant’s opening recep-
tion will be Saturday, Nov.
7 from 2 to 5 p.m. as part
of the Gearhart ArtWalk.
Trail’s End Art Gallery is lo-
cated at 656 A Street in the
center of Gearhart.
Gearhart to scrutinize
short-term rental rules
Questionnaire to be
sent to city residents
By R.J. Marx
Seaside Signal
A City Council workshop
on short-term rentals turned
into a discussion of what
quality of life Gearhart res-
idents are seeking.
“It’s not the Gearhart
we’ve known,” Mayor Di-
anne Widdop said, describ-
ing visitors who “don’t
participate in the neighbor-
hood” and are here “more
for the partying.” “Peo-
ple really care about their
neighborhoods,” she said.
“It’s important to us.”
The council has heard
from divided residents,
some aggravated by a pro-
liferation of short-term rent-
als in the community and
others who pro¿t from the
business.
“We’ve received over 30
letters from each side, for
and against,” City Manager
Chad Sweet said.
City Councilor Dan Jes-
se worked on the issue in
Seaside and discussed it
as a member of Gearhart’s
Planning Commission. “It’s
very apparent to me that this
is a very heated subject for
many people on both sides,”
he said.
A $2.5 million
business
More than 10,000 peo-
ple come through Gearhart
through rentals, Sweet said.
The city is budgeted to
receive about $200,000 in
lodging taxes from hotels
and condominiums, based
on a 7 percent per night
lodging tax.
Of the city’s 1,200
homes with water connec-
tions, more than 80 are
used for short-term rentals.
Thirty-¿ve of those allow
occupancy of 10 or more,
he said, adding that those
may be the same homes list-
ed on different online sites.
“We’re probably looking
at about 82 homes,” Sweet
said.
Some companies charge
a fee or collect a percentage
of rental income.
The number of visitors in
each home varies. In some
cases, homes with four bed-
rooms house 17 people.
“Some homes in Gearhart
were designed that way,”
Sweet said.
Sweet estimated an av-
erage short-term rental oc-
cupancy rate of 25 percent
during the summer season,
or one night out of four,
totaling about 7,200 nights
overall. At an average daily
rate of between $300 and
$350 a night, potential year-
ly estimated revenue com-
ing in to Gearhart and the
homeowners of Gearhart is
$2.5 million.
The city does not regu-
late or tax short-term rent-
als, Sweet said.
The city manager pro-
vided options from “do
nothing” to “full restric-
tions” if regulation should
be considered.
Councilors agreed to a
data-gathering phase either
conducted through an insert
in water bills or a separate
postcard.
City Councilor Paulina
Cockrum agreed establish-
ing goals was the ¿rst step.
“We don’t want to go off in
the wrong direction,” she
said. “I’m totally open to
the end point, but we need a
data-gathering phase to lay
out what this is.”
She proposed a work
phase, voter referendum,
implementation
phase,
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Polling the public
monitoring and account-
ability. “There are a lot of
steps we’ll have to work
through, no matter what,”
Cockrum said.
Councilors established a
timeline to develop a ques-
tionnaire on short-term
rentals, with a prototype to
be delivered to Sweet and
presented at the next City
Council meeting Nov. 4.
The survey would be sent to
homeowners either as an in-
sert in water bills, as a post-
card or online.
After the survey results
are tallied, Sweet said, “You
can make a decision — or
not — at that point to move
on.”
“The longer we wait to
do anything, the harder it
will be to enact something,”
Jesse said.
Widdop said Gearhart
is changing. “And in some
ways it’s better, and in
some ways it’s worse,” she
said. “We need to keep this
a wonderful place to live.
There is no doubt: we need
regulations.”
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on short-term rentals at the
prevailing lodging rate of 7
percent, city revenue could
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