Obituary: Rick Whitethorn, 75

Rick Whitethorn, 75, died on January 7, 2021 in Independence, Oregon.

He was born on October 26, 1945 in Petersburg, Alaska to Elmer Whitethorn and Margaret Roundtree Whitethorn.

He had a happy life in Petersburg and was proud to be a member of the "Lumber Street Gang." He told wonderful stories and his eyes lit up remembering his friends and cousins, parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles.

He is survived by his wife Pat; two canine "kids" Jack and Lucy; daughter Angie; step-daughter Allie; grandsons, Greg, Brendan, Ethan and great-grandson Blayze.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the American Cancer Society.

A celebration of life will be announced at a later date.


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