Gary Dean Ostrom
Feb. 5, 1940-March 3, 2003
HERMISTON Gary Dean Ostrom died Monday, March 3, at Good Shepherd Medical Center in Hermiston at the age of 63.
Gary was born Feb. 5, 1940, in Pendleton to Glenn H. and Erma J. (Byrnes) Ostrom. He grew up in Umatilla and graduated from Umatilla High School in 1959. While in high school, he participated in basketball, baseball and starred in football.
After high school, he attended and graduated from barber school in Portland. He worked for Ken Capper at Ken's Barber Shop on Main Street in Hermiston for many years. He also owned and operated the Hair Stall for several years before retiring due to health reasons.
Gary was active and twice president and board member of the Umatilla Sage Riders. He also participated in the Pendleton Round-Up on the Umatilla Sage Riders relay team and the Wild Cow Milking contest for many years. He was a former member of the Elks Lodge.
He liked horses, hunting, eating at Chuck Wagon Cafe and playing cards with his poker crew. He loved his daughter and grandchildren.
He is survived by his daughter, Chantel Dominguez of Hermiston; grandchildren, Tevin, Taryn and Tehya Dominguez of Hermiston; parents, Glenn and Erma Ostrom of Hermiston; niece, Michelle Ostrom; nephew, Michael Ostrom; and several aunts and uncles.
He was preceded in death by his brother, Vane Oliver Ostrom, in 1997; and grandparents, Jim and Lenna Byrnes, and Clarke and Viola Ostrom.
A memorial service was held Friday, March 7, at 1 p.m. at Burns Mortuary Chapel in Hermiston. Disposition was by cremation.
Memorial contributions may be made in care of Chantel Dominguez for Gary's daughter and his grandchildren.
Burns Mortuary of Hermiston was in charge of the arrangements