Kerry Duane Cameron was born on November 30, 1946 in McMinnville Oregon. He entered into the presence of God on July 17, 2021. A military service will be scheduled at a later date.
He was raised in McMinnville and graduated from McMinnville High School in 1965. He graduated from Oregon State University in Corvallis OR in 1969 with a BS in Forestry and Business Administration.
Kerry met Judy Senn on a blind date in 1967. They got married in October 1969 in McMinnville Oregon and have been married 51 years.
Kerry worked with his father and brothers while growing up helping their dad build houses. During summer vacations, Kerry worked for US Plywood. Upon graduation from Oregon State University in Corvallis Oregon, Kerry joined the United States Navy. He went to Officer Candidate School in Pensacola Florida. He was commissioned as a Naval Flight Officer in 1970. During his 22 1/2 years in the Navy, Kerry traveled the globe. He was on the Commissioning crew of the Dwight D. Eisenhower in Norfolk Virginia in 1977 and his favorite duty station was Adak Alaska from 1984-1987. He retired from the Navy in 1991 and began work for the Department of Energy in Richland, Washington for 12 years. After resigning from the Department of Energy in 2003, Kerry and Judy began a 17 year journey with Mobile Missionaries Assistance Program and then Volunteer Mobile Missionaries, doing volunteer work throughout the US doing construction related work for Christian churches, camps, Christian schools, etc. This was the highlight of his life.
Kerry leaves behind his wife Judy, son Kris (Liz) Cameron from Spokane, daughter Kailin (Carter) Wells from Union Oregon, and Kacy (Karissa) from Fox Island Washington and 5 grandchildren, Elly, Audrey and Noah Wells, Issac Cameron, and Claire Cameron; Brothers Forrest Cameron of Turner, Oregon and Colin Cameron of McMinnville Oregon and Sister Shelli Thornton of Salem, Oregon;; many nieces, nephews.and numerous loving cousins in Arkansas
Kerry was an avid bike rider, loved going on Tandem bike rides with Judy, loved tennis, racketball, sports, camping with his family, hunting with his brothers and helping others. Loved attending the sporting events his grandchildren were involved in.
Any donations in Kerry's honor can be made to Faith Center in Island City, Oregon, Heart and Home Hospice in La Grande, Oregon or Meals on Wheels in La Grande, Oregon through Tami's Pine Valley Funeral Home & Cremation Services PO Box 543 Halfway, Oregon 97834 Online condolences may be shared at www.tamispinevalleyfuneralhome.com