Retired Oregon State University Extension Service associate director Harold E. Kerr died Oct. 16 at his home in Corvallis. He was 74.

Born in Arbuckle, Calif., April 22, 1935, to Dorothy and Ray Kerr, he was raised in Lakeview, and was the eldest of five children.

He began work at Oregon State University in 1958 and worked for the university for 30 years. He worked as a 4-H agent in Crook County and a crops and livestock agent in Morrow and Wasco counties. He was an associate director of the OSU Extension Service in Corvallis for eight years.

He also worked at Stahlbush Island Farms for more than 10 years after he retired from the university, according to information provided by OSU.

He is survived by his wife, Carol, whom he married in 1959; a daughter, Cindy, and son-in-law, Bill Roeser, of Lake Oswego; and a son, Bryan, and daughter-in-law, Tami Kerr, of Corvallis.

He also served as a volunteer in Lithuania, helping develop a new extension service for the country. He was also a 4-H club leader for about 12 years.

Remembrances can be made to Benton Hospice Service or Oregon Agriculture in the Classroom, 305 Strand Agriculture Hall, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR 97331 or

-- Capital Press staff

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