Gary B. Alkire
June 14, 1945 – July 31, 2017
Gary B. Alkire, 72 of Lyons, Oregon passed away peacefully at his home on Monday July 31,2017 with family by his side. Born in Berkeley California to Walter H. Alkire and Genevieve H. Baxter.
Gary was a passionate man who enjoyed fishing, hunting and camping. He especially enjoyed fixing and rebuilding cars. Gary was a loving father who was admired and loved by his entire family. His list of friends remains endless.
Gary is survived by his wife Josie of 24 years, daughter Nichole (Jim) Hewell, siblings Marjorie (Bill) Anderson, Carolyn (Joe) Huff and Phil (Diana) Read. Nieces/Nephews Mindi (Jim) Wilson, Hannah (Ty) Drake and Nicholas, stepdaughter/son Sara Antillon, John Hitchcock, step granddaughter Gracie Hernandez.
Gary attended North Salem High School. Upon graduation he enlisted in the United States Air Force and served in Vietnam. Among his military decorations were the Legion of Merit, Meritorious Service Medal and Army Commendation Medal with device. Upon completing his military obligation he attended Northrup Aeronautical Institute in Inglewood, California. There he received his Associate of Science degree and Federal Aviation Agency; airframes and power-plant mechanics license in 1968. Continue reading