Jack Heuston

Grocery executive, 67Jack Heuston, 67, of Seaside, died Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2003 in Seaside.

Mr. Heuston was born Oct. 11, 1936 in Waterville, Wash., to Deloss and Ida Waldo Heuston. He was raised in Waterville and Spokane, Wash.

On July 9, 1960 he married Gayle Smith in Spokane. She survives, living in Seaside.

Mr. Heuston started working for Albertson's Grocery Store in 1952, when he was 16. He left as a manager in 1962 to work for the Frito Lay Company. In 1969, he started as night manager at Tidyman's Grocery Store, part of a grocery chain, and worked his way up to CEO. He retired in 1996 and moved to Seaside in 2000.

He was a member of Valley Alliance Church, the Spokane Country Club and Spokane Lilac Association, chairman of the Spokane Development Council and president of the Spokane Valley Chamber of Commerce.

Family members say his greatest accomplishment was the example he set as a faithful servant who glorified God. He liked to spend time in his rose garden and work on home-improvement projects, and enjoyed sailing, kayaking, spending time with family and friends, traveling, learning and making the perfect giant bowl of popcorn.

In addition to his wife, Mr. Heuston is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Kami and Brent Thordarson of Fort Collins, Colo., and Amy and Nick Delich of Poulsbo, Wash.; four grandchildren, Lindsey and Michael Thordarson of Fort Collins and Blake and Cole Delich of Poulsbo; a brother, Gene Heuston of Melbourne, Fla.; and two sisters, Zada Rodolph and Marian Newman, both of Spokane.

A memorial will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at North Coast Family Fellowship.

Memorial contributions may be made to North Coast Family Fellowship, 2245 N. Wahanna Road, Seaside, OR 97138.

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


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