Rupert J. Henry II

Rupert J. Henry III, 77, died Nov. 30, 2022, in Ketchikan.

He born July 20, 1945, in Oakland, California, and grew up in Phoenix, Oregon, where his parents had a pear orchard.

As a youth, he enjoyed going fast and built a go-carrt, his family writes.

He attended the University of Oregon and earned his degree in business. He married Candice Horine, and they relocated to Eastmoreland neighborhood in Portland, Oregon, where Mr. Henry worked as a real estate appraisor for the Oregon Bank.

Mr. Henry served in the Oregon National Guard.

In the fall of 1988, Henry moved to Ketchikan, where he worked many years as the chief appraiser for the Ketchikan Gateway Borough. He also was volunteer firefighter with the City of Ketchikan Volunteer Fire Department, as well as rope rescue for 26 years.

He was a member of the Sports Car Club of America, and enjoyed autocross. He also enjoyed golf and Scrabble.

“Rupert went hunting three times and decided he preferred the warmth and comfort of home,” his family writes. “Rupert enjoyed time with his dogs Cub and then Smokey. In retirement Rupert enjoyed watching TV and futzing in the garage he built behind his home.”

Mr. Henry was preceded in death by his father, Rupert J. Henry; and mother, Lorraine Ude Stanfield. 

He is survived by his son, Jay Henry.

Donations may be made to Community Connections.