Gary M. Loogman
Gary M. Loogman, 51, passed away on June 2, 2007. He was born in California in October of 1955. He lived in California, where he graduated from Sonora High School in La Habra.
Gary moved to Oregon, where he worked on the family dairy farm for 12 years, then moved to Colorado, where he worked for an air conditioner company. He attended aircraft mechanic school at Northrop School of Aeronautics in Denver.
Gary was with the Civil Air Patrol and Orange County Soaring Association after receiving his soaring license and pilot and helicopter licenses. He moved back to California, where he worked for Stevens Creek BMW as an assistant manager of the Parts Department for 11 years.
Gary was a member of the Catholic Church and enjoyed automotive repair, fast boats, cars, water skiing, downhill skiing, woodworking and shotgun shooting.
Gary is survived by his brother, Kevin of Caldwell, Idaho; sisters, Pamela Woltze of Beaverton, Ore.; Cynthia Corbett of Missouri City, Texas; Corinne Dasso of Eugene, Ore.; Monica Mondragon of Salt Lake City, Utah; 19 nieces and nephews; and two great-nieces and great-nephews.
Funeral Mass was held at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Gervais, Ore. Internment followed at Sacred Heart Cemetery.
Norm DeLong celebrated his 60th birthday on June 16 with his friends in Discovery Bay. Friends came from all over to celebrate. One of his closest friends, Cindy Nash from Las Vegas, had this to say about Norm: "He's an all-around great guy. He will lend a helping hand to anyone in a moment's notice."
Norm is a retired engineer from IBM and now owns his own company, Louis Hills, which does the blackout drapes for schools and major companies. Norm's favorite thing to do when he isn't working is to go out on his boat and fish.