Carl L. Wickham
In memory of Carl L. Wickham.
Published by San Diego Union-Tribune on Dec. 3, 2021.
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With warmest regards from Paul & Kathy Ruez... we have fond memories of our time together in Bedford Texas. I have some photos from those days. Mostly the promo shots with Beaver. If you would like copies please let me know. It's funny, I remember Carl telling me that he had been a coach. I have spend my past 19 year teaching photo at OHS and will retire in June. Very best to you all and we fondly remember Carl's smile and all of your open willingness to make that Racquet Time of Bedford dream work. We gave it our best shot. Paul & Kathy Ruez [email protected] ohs.oside.us/digitalstudio
Paul & Kathy Ruez
February 20, 2021
Condolences to the family and many friends....I would like to add that Coach Wickham was a member of the IVQ International Fishing Club. The Club started at Qualicum Beach British Columbia in 1946, a group of 4 guys who loved coho fishing with a bucktail fly. Over the years, the club membership grew and moved to fishing for other salmon out of Tofino or Uclulet BC. The original members have all passed to those great fishing grounds in the sky, but we will remember all of them....Herman Reich (of baseball fame), Dr. Martin Lichter (an LA doctor who owned many clinics in that area) and Duff McCaghey (of Victoria, BC, Shamrocks lacrosse Hall of Fame), and members from Houston Texas, Chicago Illinois, Qualicum Beach BC.....Kay Crockett White (unofficial secretary).
Kay Crockett-White
Friend
December 20, 2020
Carl was my JV coach at Oceanside. And also the reason I went to Southern Oregon. I also went into Physical Education and coaching because of him. A true Pirate!
Randy Yoshimura
Teacher
December 15, 2020
I am so sorry to read of your loss. Hos brother was one of my dad's best friends. Thoughts and prayers to Carl's family.
Freda Dahlberg Schurr
Student
December 12, 2020
Coach Wickham was a great guy with a great sense of humor - thank you for your mentor ship - the world needs more great guys like you. You’ll be missed!
Mark Clark
Student
December 6, 2020
He was very special to me as a coach and teacher. He helped get me accepted to Linfield College his alma mater. Though I took a different path, and later during my coaching years, I use his coaching techniques.
Michael A Aguirre
Teacher
December 6, 2020
My condolences to Kelly and the entire Wickham family on the passing of your Husband, Dad, Grandpa and Great Grandpa. Mr. Wickham was a great person, coach and PE teacher, he was my PE teacher in 10th grade and went the extra mile for us like bowling at Mission Lanes and water polo at the Brooks St. pool, he was always after me to play water polo on the team but surfing got in my way. Good to see he lived a long happy life RIP Mr. Wickham you will be missed.
Robert L King Jr
Student
December 6, 2020
While I did not know Carl personally, he certainly was known by his premier high school athletic reputation in the Willamette Valley and , moreover, Silverton, Oregon high school. I had the honor of visiting with him one evening at a gathering in Vista. Unknowingly, he helped the locals in that small Silverton sawmill-farming community return to normalcy as World War II ended and undoubtedly fed a hunger for athletic excellence. My brief evening visiting with him confirmed he was a "stand up" guy quite content with his life. We have lived in the San Diego area over 50 years . The years move on and a very familiar name appeared in the weekend editions of the paper!
Phil Overlund- SilvertonUHS- 1952
December 6, 2020
Coach started his career at OHS the year after we graduated. Serving for 25 years made him an official Pirate. Hundreds of our fellow students remember him and appreciate his mentoring, his friendship and his service. Our condolences to his family.

"Once a Pirate Always a Pirate"

OHS Class of 1963
Robin Prestwood
Student
December 5, 2020
It was an honor to be coached by you and I will always remember your great leadership. R.I.P. coach You were always nothing but fair and I can still hear your coaching words. Thank you
Darryl wilson
Student
December 5, 2020
Always a smile and lots of enthusiasm
Marianna seeley
December 5, 2020
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