Jack R. Burkhart, 84, of Tualatin, formerly of Clatsop County, died Wednesday, March 11, 2009, in Tualatin.

He was born Oct. 28,1923, in Spokane, Wash., to Ralph and Emma (Clark) Burkhart. He graduated from Spangle High School.

He served in the U.S. Army Air Corps for three years.

He married Dorothy Rupp in Spokane. She survives, residing in Tualatin.

Mr. Burkhart owned and operated Alder Hill Farm in Clatsop County for 52 years.

He was a member of Norwood Bible Church.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Helen Francis and Sharon Kabusreiter; a son, Jack Burkhart Jr.; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded by death by a sister, Sherley Brindisi.

A memorial has already been held.

Youngs Funeral Home in Tigard was in charge of the arrangements.