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Howard W. Bergerson

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Howard W. BERGERSON He loved people and had a gift for enriching the lives of everyone he met. He departed February 19, 2011 in Kirkland, Washington, in the arms of loving family. Howard was born July 29, 1922 and grew up in mill towns of Washington and Oregon. He was a shingle weaver with avocations as artist, writer, musician, and mathematician. He wed Nellie McLaughlin in 1967 and adopted her three youngest children. After Nellie passed in 1987, he married Christine Stamm, and they were together about three years. He was self-taught. He was nominated as 1957 Oregon Poet Laureate, and was a renowned palindromist. His final years were spent working on a book entitled The Ethical Imperative on life, death, and the future of humanity. Celebration of life is planned in Woodinville, WA for Saturday, 2/26. All are welcome. RSVP for time and directions to [email protected] A celebration of life is also planned prior to interment of ashes in Sweet Home, Oregon. See detailed obituary and share memories of Howard at www.bartonfuneral.com.
Published in The Seattle Times on Feb. 23, 2011
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