Dr. Richard Edmiston passed away peacefully, on September 4th due to Dementia while under Hospice Care at Sea View for almost 4 years.
Richard was born March 10, 1940 to Lloyd Ariel Edmiston and Helen Edmiston in Portland, Oregon. Dick was a very energetic skier from the age of a toddler as his Father was no. 3 certified Ski instructor taking over Otto Lang’s Ski school at Timberline Lodge in 1938. That set the stage for Dick’s life.
He graduated from Portland State University and then University of Oregon Dental School. He entered the Air Force. He had married in Portland and had 4 children.
In 1975 he divorced and kept his Dental Practice in St. Helens until 1976 when he married Barbara and moved his practice to Beaverton.
Coach: Dick skied until 2016. He taught the Alaska Junior Ski team in 1967. Then the Olympic Training Camp, the West Linn High School Ski Team.
Instructor: Full Certified P.N.S.I.A.
Instructor: for Pepi Gabi Ski School, Timberline Lodge. Mt. Hood Ski School,
Hans Metz Ski School Mt. Alyeska, Anchorage, Alaska. Ski Bowl Ski School. Backup examiner P.N.S.I.A.
Ski Patrol: Hill Captain 928., Ski Bowl President.
Civic Organizations: Distinguished President Beaverton Kiwanis, President of North Beaverton Lions, President Columbia County Dental society, Senior Warden of Christ Episcopal Church. Assistant Scoutmaster Troop 69, 253, Sunset Park Little League, Wallace Park Little League, Hillside Community Soccer League. Washington County Dental Society, Columbia County Dental Society, Beaverton Kiwanis.
In 1997, Dr. Edmiston opened his practice in Brookings Dental Arts on Pacific Ave. where he operated till 2009.
Dick’s Civic Organizations in Brookings: Chamber of Commerce Director. This led him to be the Director of the Natures Coastal Holiday Lighting of Azalea Park.
With experience of 7 yrs. Of award winning floats in the Portland Starlight Parade, for the Ski Areas, Dick agreed to build floats, animated for the Azalea Festival for the Garden Club and had 7 yrs of awards,
Dick was a member of the Brookings B.P.O.E.
Dick became a Lion Club member and President and other Offices as well as the Program “Cans for Kids.”
As a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, he became Council President.
Dick became an Officer of the Chetco Grange.
He leaves his wife, Barbara and 8 adult children: Laurie (husband David and 2 grandsons: Kaspar and Reiner Schmidt), Lisa Edmiston, Dianne Edmiston, Mike (wife Summer and grandchildren: Jordan, Ryan, Josie, and Trinity Edmiston), John-Paul Goodyear (wife Jeanne and grand daughter Katelyn, Sarah Dunn (husband, Derk, Grand Daughter Mckenna. Great grandson Donovan), Karl Richard Edmiston, grandson, Brody, Julianna Edmiston.
Dick was preceded in death by his Father Ariel, Mother Helen and only Brother, Chris.
Please donate to Trinity Lutheran Church, Brookings, OR or the Mt. Hood Museum at Government Camp, OR.
At a later date the Family will gather in Portland, OR for a Memorial.
A service will be held at Trinity Lutheran Church on October 12th at 2pm.