Longtime Estacada resident, Mike Perry died in Gresham on Saturday, September 30, 2023. He was 81 years old.
A celebration of his life will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, October 27, 2023, at Grace Crossing Bible Church 29101 SE Eagle Creek Road, Estacada, Oregon.
Michael Dean Perry was born June 27, 1942, in Bremerton, Washington to Donald and Virginia (Stevens) Perry. They moved to the Estacada area shortly after he was born where he was raised and lived the rest of his life. For most of his working career, Mike worked in the woods in the logging industry and later worked for Estacada Rock, retiring in 1997. In his younger years, he met his soul mate, Gerry Richards and they were together for over half their lives until his death.
Mike enjoyed being there for anyone who needed help, visiting friends and local businesses around town, fishing and crabbing on the Oregon Coast, camping in his motor home, and being outdoors. He had a great love of tinkering on projects, enjoying special occasions with friends and family, giving advice, and sharing the knowledge he had gained throughout his life.
Survivors include his life partner, Gerry Richards; twin brother, Patrick Perry; daughters, Brenda, Shannon, Missy, and Mandy; granddaughter, Desiree Sonday whom he and Gerry raised; and many additional grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Mike was deeply loved and will be greatly missed by his family, friends, and community members.