Eugene L. Helser

Date of Birth : March 18, 1936

Date Deceased : January 22, 2018

Gene was born in Portland and graduated from Molalla High School in 1954. He attended OSU and graduated from the School of Pharmacy in 1959.

After serving in the Army, Gene started his pharmacy career at Parson's Canby Pharmacy. In 1965, he opened Westwood Drug and Gift. His pharmacy career spanned 50 years.

Gene met his life partner Clif Burns in 1970. They were married Nov. 8, 2003 in Victoria B.C. and renewed their vows April 1, 2017 in Portland.

Gene enjoyed cooking, reading and spending time with Clif at the Oregon Coast.

Gene is survived by his husband and partner of 47 years, Clif Burns; sister, Sally Brandes and husband, Bill of Denver; nephew, Bill Brandes and wife, Mary of California; niece, Catherine Biondolio and husband, Chris of Colorado; family Robb and Niki Burns, Randy and Vickie Burns and Renelle Burns Deering and husband, Tom; many grand nieces and nephews.

Gene will be greatly missed by family and friends.

Published in The Oregonian from Jan. 30 to Feb. 4, 2018