Derek Oram

October 20, 1952 - April 19, 2018

Derek Oram

October 20, 1952 - April 19, 2018


Derek Oram was born October 20th, 1952 in Easington Colliery, County Durham England, and passed away unexpectedly on Thursday April 19th in Houston, Texas. He is predeceased by his father William. He will be lovingly remembered by his mother Anne, wife of twenty-five years Catherine, his daughters Andrea (Alan), Victoria, and Jennifer, his son Daniel, his three grandchildren, as well as his two brothers John (Julie) and Chris (Karen), his in-laws Richard and Frances Needham, and brother in-law Peter (Sofia). Derek was an engineer and world traveler, he will be missed by his many friends and colleagues worldwide.

A funeral service honoring Derek will be held at St. Paul’s Episcopal (2117 Walnut St, Bellingham, WA 98225) on Friday, April 27th at 2pm. A graveside service will take place afterwards at Enterprise Cemetery in Ferndale, WA followed by a reception at his home in Blaine, WA.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial donation may be made to the American Heart Association.

Funeral Service

  • Date & Time: Apr 27, 2018 (No Time)
  • Venue: St Pauls Episcopal Church
  • Location: 2117 Walnut St Bellingham, WA 98225 - (Get Directions)

Graveside Service

  • Date & Time: Apr 27, 2018 (No Time)
  • Venue: Enterprise Cemetery
  • Location: 7041 Vista Drive Ferndale, WA 98248 - (Get Directions)

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7 responses to Derek Oram

  1. To Catherine, Victoria, & Jennifer,
    Your awesome husband/dad will be so missed. I will miss all the stories he had to tell of how he “ADORED” his girls, this includes his puppy dog girls too. How he loved his Mother In Law and his best friend, his Father In Law. I feel like I’ve known this family forever.

    Derek, my buddy. There are NO WORDS to say how much I will miss you my dear friend. The music we talked about and the stories you told me of all the concerts you went to in England “TALK ABOUT ENVY”. You had an amazing life of traveling and made friends with all of those you spoke too. You touched each and every single one of our hearts here in Texas. We’re missing a piece of our work family and that …………………is you!

    Rest in PEACE my dear brother. See you again someday and as you always said: “CHEERS”!

  2. Allen Brier says:

    I didn’t know Derek very long. We met in Houston less than a year ago while I was working for another company. We instantly hit it off. The more I knew him, the more I liked him. We had lots of “war stories” to share as I also did a lot of travel in the past.
    Derek helped me get my job here at Freeport LNG and I will always be thankful for that. He pushed hard to get me hired. I talked to him in his office almost every morning in the few weeks I worked here before he left us. He was one of my few friends here. I will miss him. I haven’t cried for the loss of a friend for quite a few years. I will miss him.

    Allen Brier

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