Warren Douglas “Perk” Perkins of Keizer, OR died at home surrounded by family, Friday, May 13, 2011 of natural causes. He was born in Denver, CO on May 30, 1932. Perk is survived by his wife of nearly 60 years, Pauline “Pat” Perkins.
Perk grew up in Colorado Springs, CO. He also spent in Roswell, NM, Lovington, NM, El Paso, TX, Woodburn, OR, and Portland, OR. The majority of Perk and Pat’s married life was spent raising their family in the Salem/Keizer area.
He retired as a Master Sergeant of the Oregon Army National Guard after 37 years and from the Oregon Dept. of Transportation, Highway Division after 37 ½ years.
He loved spending time at home with family. He enjoyed watching and playing with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He liked to tinker – to fix things, work on the computer and work in the yard. He was an avid reader, often devouring a book or more in a day.
Perk is also survived by his children Dianne Russell, Tony Perkins (Barb) and Brenda Patterson (Bill); his grandchildren Jarret, Kira, Jesse, Amber, Amanda, Adriane, Tony Jr., Rob and Keri. He has 4 great-grandchildren; Vanessa, Aiden, Lucas and Gavin. Perk leaves behind a sister, Karen Petersen of New Jersey and nephew, George. Perk’s oldest son Mike preceded him in death.
Services will be held Saturday, May 28th, 1:00 pm at Keizer Funeral Chapel, 4365 River Rd. N, Keizer. The family request donations be made to donor’s charity of choice in lieu of flowers.