South County was mourning the deads of Ed Tice and Gary Diebolt, both city council members.

Tice, 60, a much-liked local educator, died Saturday night or Sunday morning. He was a member of the Gearhart City Council, having served since 1994. He won election in 2004 by one vote and then was re-elected unopposed in 2008. He was active member of the Council and was involved in key controversies involving annexation and the future of the Fire Department.

Safe rooms have been set up at Broadway Middle School, where Tice was a current teacher, and Seaside High School, where he used to teach, for students coping with his loss. Tice, who earned all three of his degrees at Oregon State, worked for Seaside for nine years, teaching social studies, math and alternative education. He was a former school administrator in Jewell and Vernonia.

Caldwell Funeral and Cremation Center in Seaside is in charge of arrangements.

Diebolt, 65, chaired the Waves and Wheels and Muscle Beach Cruz car shows and had resigned his position on the Seaside City Council Oct. 10 because of a recurrence of prostate cancer that appeared nine years ago. He was elected in November 2006.

Hughes-Ransom Cremation & Mortuaries in Seaside is in charge of the arrangements.

? Obituaries are expected to appear in subsequent editions of The Daily Astorian.


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