June 20, 1957-July 22, 2006
by: Contributed Photo, Bert Charles DeWhitt

Gresham resident Bertram 'Bert' Charles DeWhitt, 49, died Saturday, July 22, in Gresham. A funeral will be held at 10 a.m., Wednesday, July 26, at Gresham Funeral Chapel, 257 S.E. Roberts Ave., Gresham.

Bert was born June 20, 1957, in Portland to Bobby Joe and Hilde (Berg) DeWhitt. He was raised and educated in East County, where he graduated from Barlow High School in 1975. He worked for Reynolds Metals in Troutdale for 12 years.

On June 20, 1987, Bert married Sona Olsen in Gresham. They later divorced.

Bert enjoyed spending time outdoors, and particularly liked fishing, making fishing lures, hunting and picking mushrooms.

Survivors include his son, Tyler DeWhitt of Prineville; daughter, Shaneel DeWhitt of Prineville; mother, Hilda DeWhitt of Gresham; sisters, Susan DeWhitt of Eugene and Linda Hovgaard of Gresham; and brother, David DeWhitt of Gresham.

Memorial contributions can be made to the to Tyler and Shaneel DeWhitt fund at any US Bank branch, or to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

Gresham Funeral Chapel is handling arrangements.

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