Raymond M. Harms, 89, a longtime Hood River, Ore., resident, died Oct. 1, 2009, at the Hood River Care Center.
Raymond was born Dec. 4, 1919, in Sterling, Colo., to Main and Cora (Wertz) Harms. He came to Odell, Ore., at age 12 where he was raised and educated.
Raymond served as an aircraft mechanic in the Army Air Force during World War II. On Dec. 31, 1945, he and Dorothy Kollas were married in Hood River.
Raymond worked as a lumber grader for Hanel Lumber for over 25 years, retiring at age 62. He was a member of the VFW and enjoyed woodworking and gardening.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, Harold and Eugene, and two sisters, Lora Lee and Goldie.
Raymond is survived by his wife, Dorothy, of Hood River; daughters Gayle Opolka, of Renton, Wash., and Shirley Harms, of Portland, Ore.; sister Joanne Disciullo, of Portland, Ore.; three grandchildren: Christine Lufkin, Stephanie Enghauser and Theresa Shieder; and four great-grandchildren: Alyssa, Brandon and Justin Enghauser and Cora Shieder.
Private interment will be at Willamette National Cemetery.
Arrangements are under the direction of Anderson’s Tribute Center (Funerals, Receptions, Cremations), 1401 Belmont Ave., Hood River, OR 97031; 541-386-1000. Please visit www.andersonstributecenter.com to sign the family guest book.
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