Gary K. Rhodehouse
1946 - 2020
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October 27, 1946 - December 27, 2020

Gary Rhodehouse passed away Dec. 27, 2020, at his home in Washougal, WA. He was born to Opal and Kay Rhodehouse in Vancouver, WA, on Oct. 27, 1946, the second of three children.
After attending Hudson’s Bay High School, Gary joined the Army, where he spent four years traveling overseas. Upon returning home from the service, Gary was reunited with wife, Karen (Corkey) Cameron. He joined his dad working in the Heat and Frost Insulators Union Local 36, where he retired several years ago.
Gary enjoyed spending time in the kitchen, cooking and entertaining family and friends. His incredible “Mulligan Stew” was always a big hit! Fishing was always on Gary’s list of favorite activities. “Alaska” proved to be an all-time favorite place of his. His sense of humor and big heart was enjoyed by all who knew him.
Gary was preceded in death by his father, mother and youngest sister, Vickie Goodman.
He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Karen (Corkey) Rhodehouse; two daughters, Patty Rhodehouse and Sherry Sprague, both of Vancouver; sister, Barbra Arionus, of La Center, WA; and five grandchildren, Ashley and Kayley Bazurto, Taylor Cramer, Brady and Brenden Cramer.
The family invites those who wish to pay their respects to stop by their house between noon and 5 p.m., on Saturday, Jan. 16, 2021, where a memorial tent will be set up. Refreshments will be provided.
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Published in The Columbian on Jan. 10, 2021.
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January 17, 2021
Have known Gary since he was a child. I'm so sorry to hear of his passing. Please accept my Deepest Sympathy and Condolences to all of his family. Will miss that smile.
Shirley Ezetta
January 12, 2021
Known to me as uncle gary and aunt cork spent lots of time at the house they built in east county . He grew up with my dad the other gary . There dads and them worked together . Who remembers there cb handles ? I will miss his calls checking on my dad The other Gary . rip my uncle much love to u
Mark maynard
January 10, 2021
lam so sorry for your loss my old friend.p
Marlene wedin
January 10, 2021
Dear family I’m so sorry for your loss! Grievances from Nashville
Jerry Arionus
January 10, 2021
I lived next door to Gary and Corky.
When I got to babysit Patty and Sherry, Gary would drive me home so I didn’t have to walk in the dark or rain. I feel blessed to have known Gary and his sweet family.
Judy Chesney
January 10, 2021
Gary was good man was always friendly and made me smile he will be miss greatly. I am so sorry for your loss Love you Corkey if you need me just call
Doreen Wittenborn
January 10, 2021

I am so sorry to hear about Gary. Thinking of you and your family in this heart breaking time. Hugs.
Rose Marie Harshman
January 10, 2021
My condolences to you and your family Corky. May God bless and keep you close to him at this time.
Lynn (Kirkland) Heitz
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