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Zachary Roy ‘Zac’ Ramey
Lawrence Dan ‘Bud’ Johns
Eugene ‘Gene’ Howard Gilbertson
June 16, 1948–June 11, 2019
Jan. 15, 1936 — June 12, 2019
Aug. 10, 1940 — June 12, 2019
Zachary Roy “Zac”
Ramey was born June 16,
1948, in Wenatchee, Wash-
ington, to Ransom Ramey
and Viola Sakrison Ramey.
His folks owned a
small farm in the
hillsabove Man-
son, Washington.
moved from there
and then to Van-
couver, Washing-
ton, as his father
worked building
dams. After his
father’s death in 1961, he
and his mother moved to
Seaside, Oregon.
When Zac was invited to
leave Clatsop County, they
moved to Seattle to live with
his brother, Tim. Zac gradu-
ated from high school, and
from community college in
auto mechanics, while in
Seattle. Zac was involved in
the Seattle music and drug
scene in the 1960s, working
at various jobs.
When he moved back to
Seaside, he worked for Boise
Cascade until he opened
his own repair shop, Ham-
let Hummers, operating it
until his retirement. His next
calling was teaching auto
mechanic courses at Clatsop
Community College.
Zac had a life-chang-
ing salvation experience in
a small church in Snohom-
ish, Washington. He com-
muted from Seaside to Sno-
homish weekly to go to
church for months. Even-
tually he found a church in
Hammond, Oregon, where
he met his wife, Carolyn.
Together they continued
their walk of faith, and were
active in their local church
Zac was inde-
living life full
humor and kind-
ness. He had a
great love for
epic trips by boat,
cycle, quad and
bicycle. It was on
one of these escapades that
he passed.
After helping to build his
aluminum boat, the Viola
Helen, Zac took it up the
Inland Passage to Alaska
and visited his cousin, Dan,
and family. The off-road
trip on his motorcycle from
Canada to Mexico was also
a highlight.
Zac will be missed by his
beloved Carolyn, his neph-
ews Sean and Rance, his
brother Tim, relatives, friends
and his fellow adventurers.
Zac enjoyed being s ome-
what outrageous and irrev-
erent, but he knew he was
a forgiven and dearly loved
child of God. He loved to
share his love for God with
God be with you, Zaccy,
until we meet again.
His service will be at
North Coast Family Fellow-
ship on Saturday, June 29,
at 1 p.m. We welcome your
stories, your friendship and
your laughter as we cele-
brate his unique life.
June 7
2:22 p.m., 6th Street, Gearhart:
Emergency medical response.
Lawrence Dan “Bud”
Johns passed away on
June 12, 2019, after a short
illness. Bud was born in
Ronan, Montana, to L’Dee
and Carmelita
(Scanlon) Johns
on Jan. 15, 1936.
The family
moved to Bux-
when Bud was
a young child.
Bud graduated
from Hillsboro
High School in
1955. In 1956,
he enlisted in
the U.S. Army,
serving as a
military police
offi cer.
his service, he
worked in the
fl ooring and tile
An avid out-
doorsman, Bud
enjoyed fi shing, hunting
and camping. He was an
expert trap shooter, earn-
ing multiple awards on
the state level. He enjoyed
square dancing, bowling
and golfi ng.
He was a member of
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1:06 p.m., McCormick Gar-
dens, Gearhart: Smoke, odor of
7:45 p.m., Dawson, Warrenton:
Emergency medical response.
4:35 p.m., Osprey, Warrenton:
Emergency medical response.
June 4
June 8
6:12 p.m., Highway 101, Gear-
hart: Emergency medical ser-
9:17 a.m., Wakeman, Gearhart:
Emergency medical response.
6:13 p.m., McCormick Gar-
dens, Gearhart: Smoke, odor of
8:37 p.m., Highway 101, War-
renton: Motor vehicle accident
with injuries.
June 5
9:55 a.m., Highway 101, War-
renton: Emergency medical
12:19 p.m., Pacifi c Way and
Marion: Emergency medical
June 9
11:46 p.m., Sixth Street, Gear-
hart: Emergency medical re-
June 10
June 6
4:06 a.m., F Street, Gearhart:
Emergency medical response.
2:39 p.m., McCormick Gardens,
Gearhart: Smoke scare, odor of
7:25 p.m., 3rd Street, Gearhart:
Emergency medical response.
5:25 p.m., Highway 101, Gear-
hart: Emergency medical re-
June 13
6:54 p.m., Highway 101, Gear-
hart: Emergency medical re-
man Lane, Warrenton: Hazard-
ous conditions reported.
June 17
6:58 a.m., Highway 101, War-
renton: Emergency medical
June 18
11:04 a.m., Manion Drive, Surf
Pines: Emergency medical re-
Eugene “Gene” How-
ard Gilbertson passed away
June 12, 2019, surrounded
by his loving family, after
a fi erce battle with conges-
tive heart failure.
He was a strong
never gave up
demonstrating his
competitive spirit,
but in the end,
the fi ght was too
Gene was born
in St. Helena, Cal-
ifornia, on Aug.
10, 1940, to Rolf and Mil-
dred Gilbertson. He was the
middle child, and is survived
by his older brother, Orin,
and younger brother, Gary.
He graduated from North
Salem High School in 1959,
where he was a state cham-
pion in track and fi eld. He
received scholarships in
track and fi eld, football and
academics to attend Lin-
fi eld, graduating in 1964.
While at Linfi eld, Gene
met the love of his life, Bev-
erly, and married her in Mill
Valley, California, in 1964.
They shared their love for
almost 55 years together.
Gene moved to Seaside
in 1965 to teach physical
education and coach basket-
ball and track. After earning
a library degree from Port-
land State University, he
served as librarian at Central
School, Cannon Beach Ele-
mentary School, Broadway
Middle School and Seaside
High School.
In 1973, he was hired
as head track coach at Sea-
side High School, retiring in
2007. “Mr. G,” in his years
of teaching and coaching,
numerous students and ath-
letes were affected by his
tion and his ability to see the
potential in all.
The tangible success
resulted in four state cham-
pionship teams, and 35
individual state champi-
ons, earning him Track and
Field Coach of the Year
three times for the state of
While proud of these
achievements, he would
rather discuss the
vidual athletes he
coached, and their
personal best sto-
ries. These accom-
plishments were
a testament to his
ability to motivate
people to achieve
success they may
beyond their capabilities.
Gene was a loving and
devoted husband, father,
papa and great-papa. His
wife, Beverly, two chil-
dren, Shawn and Lisa, their
spouses, six grandchildren,
a great-granddaughter, two
brothers and four nieces will
miss his love, advice, excel-
lent supervisory skills, com-
petitiveness and his can-do
He was an educator, men-
tor, friend, master gardener,
golfer, carpenter, cook and
adept salmon fi sher, which
resulted in many amaz-
ing salmon dinners. He had
unconditional love for all,
even when occasionally out-
fi shed or bested on the golf
course. His family, and all
who were infl uenced by his
spirit, will deeply miss him.
A celebration of Gene’s
life will occur on Saturday,
July 13, at 3 p.m. at Beacon
On Broadway in Seaside,
In lieu of fl owers, please
consider a donation to fund
the Gene Gilbertson Memo-
rial Scholarship. Donations
can be sent in his name to
Seaside Scholarships, P.O.
Box 332, Seaside, OR 97138,
or donate online at seasides-
Please indicate the dona-
tion is for the Gene Gilbert-
son Fund within the notes/
memo on the check, or in
the “Add a Note” section
10:15 p.m., Marion, Gearhart:
Vegetation on fi re.
June 14
9:57 a.m., D Street, Gearhart:
Emergency medical response.
June 15
7:22 a.m., Seventh Street, Gear-
hart: Emergency medical re-
June 11
12:20 a.m., Pinehurst Road,
Warrenton: Mobile home fi re.
the Knights of Columbus,
Elks, Moose, American
Legion and Eagles.
He was preceded in
death by his wife, Joann,
and is survived
by fi ve chil-
dren, 11 grand-
children, and 10
dren. Bud was
loved, and he
will be missed
by his family
and friends.
Mass inten-
tions for Bud
will be said at
churches: Our
Lady of Victory
olic Church in
Seaside, Ore-
gon, on Satur-
day, June 29, at
4 p.m., and Sat-
urday, July 6, at 4 p.m.;
St. Francis Xavier Cath-
olic Church in Sutherlin,
Oregon, on Friday, Aug.
2 at 8 a.m.; and Mother
Cabrini Shrine in Golden,
Colorado, on Wednesday,
Oct. 2 at 7:30 a.m.
June 16
5:31 p.m., Highway 101, Dory-
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