July 15, 1947 - Jan. 28, 2018
A memorial service will be held for Kerry Quilhaugh at 2 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 24, at the Powers Church of God, in Powers. He was born July 15, 1947 to Powers residents Deadrick Earl Quilhaugh and Edith May (Hayes) Quilhaugh. On his passing, at his home in Glide, Jan. 28, 2018, he had been married for 50 years to the love of his life, Gloria Jean Kalb Quilhaugh.
Kerry and Gloria are the proud parents of Jennifer Anderson and Vicky Webber. Jennifer is joined in mourning by her husband, Daryn Anderson; and daughters, Jordan Anderson and Kelsey Anderson of Glide. Vicky is joined by her husband, Damian Webber; daughter, Abigail Webber; and sons, Jacob Webber and Jonah Webber of Roseburg. Kerry has two surviving siblings; sister, Sandra Anderson and Gene Quilhaugh both from Naselle, Wash.
Kerry graduated from Powers High School in 1965 and attended Southwestern Oregon Community College, in Coos Bay, and Southern Oregon College, in Ashland, graduating from SOC in 1971 with a Bachelor of Science in education. Mr. Quilhaugh was a social studies teacher and athletic coach at Powers High School from 1972-1984 and Douglas High School from 1984-2000 in Winston.
Coach Quilhaugh was involved with the football and basketball programs at Powers High School, and he often enjoyed working out with his students in the weight room. He coached eight-man football, and junior high, junior varsity, and varsity basketball programs, while a teacher at PHS. His seven years as the Cruisers’ varsity boys coach resulted in a very admired 121 win-50 loss record and four state tournament appearances with tournament placings of sixth, fourth, third, and first, the 1981 state title. At Douglas High School, Coach Quilhaugh was a member of the football and basketball coaching staffs. He was, in different season's, the boys and girls head coach for basketball, and he coached is daughters, Jennifer and Vicky.
As a true son of Powers, Kerry worked in a variety of timber related jobs, and loved to hunt and fish. His other interests, during his lifetime, included the Boy Scouts, playing chess, tying fishing flies, woodworking, playing basketball, training for and running multiple marathons, owning several spoiled dogs, collecting historically themed art prints, dabbling at the guitar and banjo, and listening to country music and bluegrass music, both in his truck, or at festivals with his wife, Gloria. He and Gloria were able to do some extensive travel in their retirement years.
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