Frank R. Wickham

Born: Thu., Apr. 26, 1923
Died: Mon., Apr. 18, 2011

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Frank R. Wickham - 87, of Pendleton died Monday April 18, 2011 at St. Anthony's Hospital. Viewing will be held from 3-5 pm Thursday April 21, 2011 at Burns Mortuary of Pendleton. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 pm Friday, April 22, 2011 at Burns Mortuary Chapel in Pendleton. Burial will follow at Skyview Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be directed to the Umatilla County Historical Society or the First Christian Church of Pendleton. Both may be sent care of Burns Mortuary of Pendleton, PO Box 489, Pendleton, OR 97801 Burns Mortuary of Pendleton is handling arrangements. Mr. Wickham was born April 26, 1923, on the family farm near Meridian, Idaho to Samuel and Cora Mae Stott Wickham. He was the youngest of six children. The family moved to Jefferson Oregon when he was in the 8th grade. He graduated from Jefferson High School in 1941. In 1942, he enlisted in the Army, where he served as a Corporal in the 326th Army Air Force unit. He was discharged in 1946. He went to work for Pacific NW Bell in Salem in 1946 and was soon transferred to Pendleton where he met and married Janet Scheer in 1947. He retired from Pacific NW Bell after 38 years. He enjoyed gardening, reading, traveling and helping others. He was Scout Master for Troop 700 for 10 years; coached Little League and was a volunteer for RSVP and helped with taxes. He was a life-time member of the Odd Fellows; a member of the Umatilla County Historical Society where he served as a board member; a member of the Telephone Pioneers of America where he served as State President; a member of Elks and the Roving Elks; and a long-time member of the First Christian Church. He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Janet of Pendleton, children Dennis J Wickham of Vancouver, WA; Joni M Herwick of Kent, WA and Magdalena Reyes of Pendleton; 6 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews.

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Liz & Roger Morris
   Posted Wed April 20, 2011
We are sorry for your loss.

Deanna Taxdal
   Posted Wed April 20, 2011
My sincere sympathies, Janet, in the loss of Frank. He touched many people and his kindness was never forgotten.

Ed & Elaine Calame
   Posted Thu April 21, 2011
Janet, Denis and Joni, We are so sorry for your loss. He was a great boss to me. I remember when I was expecting our 2nd son, and didn't show up for work one day. He was so relieved I had delivered in the hospital, because he was afraid he was going to have to learn to boil water. I'll miss him and I know you will too.. Love Elaine

Les & Holly Fader
   Posted Thu April 21, 2011
Our love and prayers for the family will continue in the coming days and months ahead. May God be your comfort and your strength always.

Mary & Mel Bates
   Posted Thu April 21, 2011
To the family of Frank Wickham:We're sorry to miss the funeral service. Do take care and may God bless you and give you peace. Love, Mary and Mel Bates

Jo & Dan Southwick
   Posted Thu April 21, 2011
We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Frank was truly one of the finest men we have known. He touched so many lives.

Diane Gill
   Posted Fri April 22, 2011
Joni - my deepest sympathies to you and your family. Time heals is a cliche but it is true. I lost both of my parents when I was quite young. Now their memories are golden and rich. Your father will always be in your heart and memory. Take care and God Bless.

Alan & Gloria Kellas
   Posted Fri April 22, 2011
Janet and family; Keeping you in our prayers and trusting that God will bring you peace and comfort, in the days ahead. Alan & Gloria Kellas

Ed Ruttan
   Posted Sat April 23, 2011
My prayers go out to the Wickham family during this trying time. I remember Frank fondly from my youth involved with the First Christian Church and activities.

Jim Goodwin
   Posted Mon April 25, 2011
Janet,So sorry to read about your lost.At times like this is hard ,but keep your head up and know that Frank is in a greater place.

Scot Jacobson
   Posted Mon April 25, 2011
To say that Frank will be missed is an understatement. He always had a kind word to say and was always willing to help others. He was an RSVP Volunteer for many years, and worked in our Tax Aide Program. There are many who still remember him doing their taxes and always told us to let him know that they were thinking about him. We are so sorry for your loss and our deepest condolences to you Janet and your family. Scot & Clare Jacobson

Jo Lynn Gaston Woods
   Posted Mon April 25, 2011
Dear Janet and Family: I was so very sorry to hear of Frank's passing. Janet you and Frank were such good friends to my folks Leonard and Shirlee Gaston. I appreciated your kindness to both of them. Take care and know that you are in my prayers.

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