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Victims of the 1980 eruption

Victims of the 1980 eruption

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If Mount St. Helens hadn't erupted May 18, 1980, 57 people, most from the Lower Columbia region and Pacific Northwest, would not have perished from the immediate effects or their injuries. Alphabetically, the victims were:

  • Reid Turner Blackburn, 27, Vancouver newspaper photographer (9)
  • Wallace Norwood "Wally" Bowers, 41, Winlock logger (A)
  • Joel K. Colten, 29, Wyncote, Pa., retail brassware company employee (21)
  • Ronald Lee Conner, 43, Tacoma port engineer (13)
  • Terry A. Crall, 21, Longview logger (8)
  • Clyde Andrew Croft, 37, Roy, Wash., grocery warehouseman (7)
  • Jose Arturo Dias y Miranda, 32, Mount Angel, Ore., logger (16)
  • Ellen Dill, 53, Kirkland, Wash., Boeing employee (NA)
  • Robert William "Bill" Dill, 61, Kirkland, Wash., service manager (NA)
  • Arlene H. Edwards, 37, Portland freelance photographer (3)
  • Jolene H. Edwards, 19, Portland waitress (3)
  • Bruce Edward Faddis, 26, Sisters, Ore., associate golf course superintendent (B)
  • James F. Fitzgerald Jr., 32, Moscow, Idaho, volcanology Ph.D. student, (2)
  • Thomas G. "Tom" Gadwa, 35, Montesano, Wash., salesman and part-time logger (A)
  • Allen R. Handy, 34, Puyallup, Wash., grocery warehouseman (10)
  • Paul Hiatt, age and hometown unknown (NA)
  • David A. Johnston, 30, Menlo Park, Calif., USGS geologist (C)
  • Day Andrew "Andy" Karr, 11, Renton, Wash., son of Day Bradley Karr (12)
  • Day Bradley Karr, 37, Renton, Wash., wholesale produce company owner (12)
  • Michael Murray Karr, 9, Renton, Wash., son of Day Bradley Karr (12)
  • Robert M. Kasewater, 39, Portland chemist (D)
  • Christy Liann Killian, 20, Vader forklift operator (17)
  • John Garland Killian, 29, Vader logger (E)
  • Harold R. Kirkpatrick, 33, Newberg, Ore., freelance photographer (20)
  • Joyce M. Kirkpatrick, 33, Newberg, Ore., egg plant supervisor (20)
  • Robert Emerson Landsburg, 48, Portland freelance photographer (1)
  • Robert Lynds, 25, Kelso log truck driver (F)
  • Gerald O. Martin, 64, Concrete, Wash., retired Navy officer (G)
  • Jerome Lloyd Moore, 45, Kelso painter (14)
  • Keith A. Moore, 37, Mossyrock, Wash., surveyor (H)
  • Shirley Ann Moore, 49, Kelso state DOT worker (14)
  • Kevin Christopher Morris, 7, Olympia child of Barbara Seibold (4)
  • Michelle Lea Morris, 9, Olympia child of Barbara Seibold (4)
  • Edward Joseph Murphy, 62, Renton, Wash., retired planner (I)
  • Eleanor Jeanne Murphy, 57, Renton, Wash., retired secretary (I)
  • Donald R. Parker, 45, Westport, Ore., miner and retired engineer (11)
  • Jean Isabell Parker, 56, Portland nurse (6)
  • Natalie Ali Parker, 50, Westport, Ore., homemaker (11)
  • Richard A. Parker, 28, Shelton, Wash., forklift operator (11)
  • William Paul Parker, 45, Portland microwave technician (6)
  • Merlin James "Jim" Pluard, 60, Toledo logging foreman (J)
  • Ruth Kathleen Pluard, 56, Toledo homemaker (J)
  • Fred D. Rollins, 58, Hawthorne, Calif., retired security guard (5)
  • Margery Ellen Rollins, 52, Hawthorne, Calif., homemaker (5)
  • Paul F. Schmidt, 29, Silverton, Ore., labor analyst (22)
  • Barbara Lee Seibold, 33, Olympia teachers aide (4)
  • Ronald Dale Seibold, 41, Olympia engineer (4)
  • Donald James Selby, 48, Everett, Wash., millwright (18)
  • Evlanty V. Sharipoff, 41, Mount Angel, Ore., logger (15)
  • Leonty Vasiliyevich Skorohodoff, 30, Mount Angel, Ore., logger (16)
  • Dale Douglas "Doug" Thayer, 36, either from the Olympia area or Kelso (NA)
  • Harry R. Truman, 84, Spirit Lake lodge owner (K)
  • Karen Marie Varner, 21, Longview receptionist (8)
  • James S. Tute, 56, Misson, British Columbia tugboat worker (L)
  • Velvetia P. "Velvet" Tute, 51, Mission, British Columbia artist (L)
  • Beverly C. Wetherald, 34, Portland finance worker (D)
  • Klaus Zimmerman, 27, Spokane commercial artist (19)
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