Harry Frike McIntire III

Harry Frike Mcintyre III passed away on July 24, 2022.

Harry Frike McIntire III (nicknamed “Doc“ by his parents),went to Jesus’s arms on July 24th in Cottage Grove, Oregon.

Born Sept. 30, 1946, in Alhambra, CA to Harry F. McIntire Jr. and Vivian (Hindman) McIntire. His parents owned a resort on Lake Tahoe. He graduated in 1964 at Truckee High School in California.

After 2 yrs. at Sequoia Jr. College, he transferred to O.S.U., obtaining a V.B.S in forestry.

He met his wife Kathryn “Kathe” Weeldreyer, a co-worker in the OSU cafeteria. He was shy but a note on the conveyer belt got him a date and then marriage, March 23, 1969 at Cottage Grove’s First Baptist Church.  

After graduating Harry worked for Coos Bay Weyerhaeuser as a Forester. Kathe (an Education major), worked for the Reedsport School District.  Their son Ryan Curtis was born 1972 and daughter Katey Rebecca born 1973 were their joy!

Harry’s career began and ended as a Weyerhaeuser Forester. After 36 yrs. he retired but continued to accept contracted jobs until 2014. In this same year the couple combined talents, and opened their successful Apple Inn B&B.

For 20 years, Kathe’s love of cooking hosting and people blessed everyone.  Harry ran tours and forestry education of their tree farm to all patrons.  They also hosted international students in their home. Both also loved to travel. Kathe, after a long courageous battle with a serious illness, went home to Jesus in 2018.

Harry met his second wife  Cheryl Ann Kaine in 2014, a retired RN and mother of four. She had her own unique business for 20 yrs. as a Breeder/Trainer of American Chocolate Cocker Spaniels, trained to Truffle hunt as the Oregon white truffle grows at the roots of Douglas firs in Oregon.  Their relationship blossomed, and they married in 2018 at Cottage Grove’s Calvary Chapel. They enjoyed fishing, cooking, gardening, and home improvements. They loved their animals and loved to sing and dance to 60’s music.

Harry spoke Spanish fluently and he never met a stranger. He was always happy to converse in Spanish. Attesting to this were many Latino friends and community.  He volunteered teaching ESL classes.  And he played the Alto saxophone with style! 

He organized many activities in the church and Sunday school. He loved attending all activities showcasing his children, grandchildren and friends.

Above all, Harry loved his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. After his marriage to Kathe, he opened his heart, asked Jesus in, committing his life to God. For 28 years he led the Row River Bible Study. He loved mission trips and serving people. He loved all the Church community members he served with, Riverside Community Church, Suburban Christian Church in Corvallis (Randy Tryon, son in law, is music pastor) and now at Cottage Grove Calvary Chapel.

He was preceded in death by his parents Harry “Mac” and Vivian McIntire, sister Catherine Gail McIntire, wife Kathe McIntire and nephew Eric Lindstrom.

His survivors are: wife Cheryl Ann McIntire; his stepdaughter Aimee Jordan Ashbridge of New York, NY; and step granddaughter Ray Ann McIntire.

Son Ryan McIntire and wife Emily and his grandchildren Grace and Korbyn of Eagle of Eagle Point, OR.

Daughter Katey Tryon and Husband Randy and grandchildren Nathan, Taylor and Ahnika of Corvallis, OR.  Grandchildren Jillian (Matthew) Porter of Soddy Daisy, TN, Christopher Carpenter of Mesa, Arizona.  Great-grandchildren Lucas Porter and Josie Porter of Soddy Daisy, TN.

Brother-in-law Tom Weeldreyer and Wife Carol of Cottage Grove OR.  Niece Molly Weeldreyer and great niece Kayla Quillin and son Danner of North Bend OR.

Niece Rita Bennett and husband Dan and great niece Dakota of Cottage Grove OR.

Uncles-in-law: Phil and wife Daphne Weeldreyer of Ross, North Dakota, Ralph and wife Cindy Weeldreyer of Cottage Grove, nephew: David Lindstrom of Donner Lake, CA, niece Kaitlin Selph of Truckee, CA. 

Great nephews: Timothy Minter and wife Ashley of Cottage Grove.  Great nephew Brody Minter, wife Kira of Portland.  Great nephew Jacob Weeldreyer of Gold Beach, OR; and many countless friends, neighbors and co-workers.

A celebration of his life is planned for Sunday, August 28, 2022, at 5 pm at the Bohemia Park Amphitheater. (Please bring lawn chairs.) 

Smith Lund Mills Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements. 

Interment will be at Hawley cemetery.