Eugene Arthur Hoerauf

November 03, 1939 - March 04, 2021

Eugene Arthur Hoerauf

November 03, 1939 - March 04, 2021


Eugene “Gene” Arthur Hoerauf, age 81, died in Bellingham, WA on January 4, 2021 with his wife Carole at his side. Gene was born in Eugene, OR on November 3, 1939 to Paul and Arlie Hoerauf, and shared life with five siblings. Gene and Carole (nee Bowron) were married on September 2, 1972 and were enriched, engifted, and blessed by each other for forty-eight years. Gene is preceded in death by sister and brother-in-law Rachel & Gerald Fleming, and brother and sister-in-law Roger & Annemarie Hoerauf. He is survived by brothers; Duane (Sue) Hoerauf, Keith (Mary) Hoerauf, and Gordon (Judith) Hoerauf, along with numerous relatives.

A Memorial Service will be live streamed from St. Paul’s Episcopal Church at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 20, 2021. Follow this link to view the service.

Donations in Gene’s memory may be made to Association of Pacific Coast Geographers Eugene Hoerauf Scholarship Fund. Checks can be made out to APCG with Eugene Hoerauf Scholarship Fund in the memo line, and mailed to: Elena Givental, 1411 Spruce St., Apt. 1, Berkley CA 94709. Donations can also be made online at

A Time…

Always for family constantly arriving
all welcomed with open arms
always room for one more

A time for boy scouts, rangers
strengthening of character
and for giving back

Always time for saving
economic and financial security
things required for practical living,
ever to be frugal and resourceful
repairing and re-using

A time for academics
three college degrees and job assurance
staff cartographer for Huxley College
Western Washington University
thirty-five years followed by retirement
and continuing map publication;
Washington State University Extension’s
Whatcom County Watershed Master/Beach Watcher
clam, water, coliform, algae studies

Time for companionship in marriage
two to be as one for keeps
same values, compatible intellect
sharing God’s abiding Love
without condition, moment to moment

Design and finance a house
for building in due time, twelve years later:
“The house is ready to be built now.”

A time for music
recorder consort player;
Bellingham Symphony Orchestra
Bellingham House Concerts;
a time for books and documentaries
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation’s best
the joy of engaging the intellect
and of mental play

Always time to be grounded–solid foundation
to move steadily at an even pace
to accept what inherently is–humble wisdom

A time to think about it
until he knew the right response at heart
and at the body’s center;
a time to be of one mind
in decision making, no looking back

Always a time to forgive, to forget
immediately and permanently:
“I don’t remember.”

Ever to support and engift others
undiminished generosity of himself
and of life’s welling-fullness

A due time to die
knowingly, medically, and ready
physical reality unveiled
acceptance and peace

A time to be Born
to Reality and Newness of Life

Gene gives Very Self
Love, Heart-Warmth, Gentleness, Joy
that those to whom he relates
may know the Self and be Blessed.

Live streamed from St. Paul’s Episcopal Church. Please go to St. Pauls Episcopal Church Facebook page to view Gene’s service.

Memorial Service

  • Date & Time: Saturday, March 20, 2021 (2:00 PM)
  • Venue: Not Available

Pacific Coast Geographers Eugene Hoerauf Scholarship Fund

  • Address: Elena Givental, 1411 Spruce St., Apt. 1, Berkley CA 94709
  • Website:
  • Description: Please write Eugene Hoerauf Scholarship Fund in the memo line of a check

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2 responses to Eugene Arthur Hoerauf

  1. Jim Shephard says:

    I worked with Eugene at western and appreciated his help on many computer issues. I enjoyed his personality which showed respect for people like myself who struggled with technology. He was wonderful to work with !

  2. Susan Brown says:

    Gene was part of my orbit at WWU. He was always technically precise, curious, and generous of spirit. He had a sense of humor and sharp wit that enhanced many meetings and conversations. My sincere sympathy to his family. I hope that sharing memories of Gene will ease the sorrow of his loss.

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