OCEAN PARK - Ocean Park resident Hubert Franklin "Bert" Huss, 67, died of natural causes on Dec. 16, 2002 at his home. Born in Grove, Okla., on Feb. 3, 1935, he was the son of James and Dorothy (Whitson) Huss.

During his early childhood he lived in Oklahoma but he grew up in White Salmon, and graduated from Columbia High School in White Salmon.

On Aug. 18, 1953 he married Barbara "Bobbie" Wilson and they made their home in White Salmon. At the time of his death the couple had been married 49 years.

Mr. Huss worked in the logging industry for 35 years and lived in Clark County for 27 years. For 15 years he was a motorcycle dealer and had a shop where he built and fine-tuned cycles for many who raced at the Portland cycle track. He was mayor of La Center for the four years of 1977 through 1980 and was then elected to the LaCenter City Council. He and his wife lived in Cougar before retiring to Ocean Park in 1990.

A man of many interests, he was an accomplished welder and fabricator. He collected vintage motorcycles and was a Harley enthusiast. A member of Mt. Adams Elks Lodge for 42 years, he was also a member of both the Moose and Eagles Lodges in Ocean Park.

Preceded in death by his son Brian Huss in 1980 he is survived by his wife Bobbie and son Rodney Huss of Ocean Park; daughters Karen Alford of Camas, and Barbara Huss-Wilcox of Vancouver; brother Walter Huss of Yuba City, Calif.; six grandchildren; a niece, five nephews and numerous friends.

At his request no public service is scheduled. Arrangements by Penttila's Chapel by The Sea, Long Beach.

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