Obituary: Gary Allen Oderkirk


Gary Allen Oderkirk

March 1946 – November 2022

In loving memory of Gary Oderkirk, 76, who passed away peacefully in Bellingham at the Whatcom Hospice House in November, 2022.

Gary was born in North Bend, OR to Merna and Earl Oderkirk, the second child next to his sister Carol, and grew up in Roseburg, OR. After graduation, he went to university in California to pursue a career in aeronautics. He worked his way up in the industry to being a deputy project manager for Boeing in California, where he lived and raised his family. 

When he retired, he settled in the Semiahmoo Resort area to be near family and friends and to enjoy golf, boating and the great outdoors of the Pacific Northwest. 

Gary is preceded in his passing by both his parents. He is survived by his wife, Judi; sister Carol Hoefferle; son Jeremy and daughter Erika. He wished to have his ashes spread in the beautiful waters of Semiahmoo Bay. 

Rest In Peace Gary. You will be missed and always remembered.