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1927 - 2016 In Memoriam Condolences
LONNIE EARL HEADRICK 11/2/1927~12/3/2016 Lonnie Headrick passed away on December 3, 2016, in Lincoln City, Oregon. Lonnie was born in 1927 in Sultan, WA. To Bertha & Earl Headrick. In 1937 the family moved to Taft, Oregon where he grew up and graduated from Taft High School. He then attended 1 year at Oregon State College. He married Goldie Ross in 1948 in Oceanlake, Oregon. They moved to Northern California where he was part owners of a logging company. He spent the next 15 years in Eureka, California. He & his wife had 3 children, Cheryl, Doug & Jeff. At 6ft 7 inches tall, he played in town teams in basketball, and games at Humbodlt State College which included games against the Harlem Globetrotters. While a young man he joined the Elks Club in Eureka, CA and became a life member of the Elks. In the 60's he went into the family bowling business in Sebastopol, CA, became very active in bowling and went on to bowling instructor school in Los Angeles, CA. In the 70's the family moved to Red Bluff, CA. Where his children grew up and attended schools. He returned to logging, the work he loved. He enjoyed the mountains, fishing and being outdoors. Upon retirement Lonnie & Goldie returned to Lincoln City, OR. He lost his beloved Goldie in 2009. Lonnie became a fixture around Lincoln City. He participated in talks at the museum and other locations on logging and the history of Lincoln City. Lonnie's stories were the "Tall Tales", a series in the NewsGuard newspaper. His laughter always could be heard by all. He is survived by his daughter Cheryl, and son-in-law Alan Riddle of Union, WA, his son Jeff and wife Tina of Las Vegas, Nevada, grandchildren, Lisa, Keith, Christian, Spencer, Hollie & Sam, several great grandchildren & great grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews & sister-in-law Nita Sweeney. He was proceeded in death by his wife Goldie, his son Doug, his parents Bertha & Earl Headrick, his brother Les and sister Phyllis. Lonnie would want to be remembered for his laughter and the joy he got out of life. His greatest advice was "find one thing to laugh and smile about everyday, and your troubles won't seem so bad". A Celebration of Life will be held this summer in Lincoln City. In lieu of flowers any contributions can be made to North Lincoln County Historical Museum-4907 SW Hwy 101, Lincoln City, Oregon 97367-1414.
Published in Daily News on Dec. 21, 2016
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