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Death notices for Edward Holmer and Ester Jennings
January 15, 2013
EDWARD HOLMERAug. 13, 1953 - Jan. 4, 2013
Edward Oliver Holmer died Jan. 4, 2013, of liver cancer. He was born Aug. 13, 1953, in Omaha, Neb., where he attended high school.
After visiting his grandfather in Portland, Ore., Ed fell in love with the Northwest and moved to Portland in 1974. He married Christie Lynn St. Martin in 1979.
Ed's love of cycling started when he was 13 and continued with his new home in the Northwest. Ed was a Manufacturer's rep in the biking industry until he became co-owner of a bike shop in Hood River, Mountain View Cycles, which prompted his and Christie's relocation to this new community.
He sold the business in 1996 and started a new career in real estate where his primary place of employment was Windermere Glenn Taylor Real Estate. Ed retired from real estate in November, 2012.
Ed was a huge music aficionado, and collecting LPs and music equipment was a huge part of his life. His other hobbies included photography, cooking, and taking care of Christie.
Ed and Christie had an adventure filled life, full of camping, cycling, and friends.
Ed is survived by his spouse, Christie St. Martin; by his parents, Gordon and Bonnie Holmer, by his child, Shea Holmer, and his wife Melissa and grandchildren, Kane and Aubrey.
A celebration of life is planned for Jan. 19, 2013, at 4 p.m. at Hood River Golf and Country Club, 1850 Country Club Rd., Hood River.
Remembrances can be made to Hospice of the Gorge.
Arrangements are under the direction of Anderson's Tribute Center.
ESTHER (SCHMID) JENNINGSEsther passed away peacefully in her sleep at home, which was with a granddaughter, at the age of 101.
May 17, 1911 - Jan. 2, 2013
She was a granddaughter of Joseph and Lisetta Aerni who emigrated from Switzerland and settled in the Trout Lake valley in 1885.
Her mother was Elizabeth Schmid (Aerni), mother of 13 children of whom Esther was the 11th. She and her husband Rupert farmed and raised their family on her father Jacob Schmid's homestead in Trout Lake, later moving to Portland, Ore.
She is survived by three daughters, seven grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.
Her wishes were for no service; that her ashes be taken privately to Trout Lake where her favorite wild flower grows and close to her beloved Mt. Adams.