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May 23, 2011 at 2:05 PM PDT
Robert "Kym" Widdison died on May 18, 2011 at his home in McMinnville surrounded by his family.

Kym was born September 3, 1935 in Newdale, ID to Robert and Gaynel Neibaur Widdison.

At the age of 8, Kym moved to Portland with his...
Oct 7, 2010 at 7:09 PM PDT
It has been nearly four years since three men lost their lives on Mount Hood.
Nov 13, 2008 at 8:41 AM PDT
Shivering, weak and injured in a snow cave, Kelly James managed to reach his wife on his cell phone. "You've got to be really strong," she told him. The conversation - six minutes, 42 seconds long - was their last.
Aug 14, 2008 at 4:56 PM PDT
Rescue teams headed up the flanks of treacherous Mount Hood on Monday to search for three climbers reported missing in heavy snow, but they were ordered off the mountain when conditions became too dangerous.
Aug 14, 2008 at 4:56 PM PDT
Three climbers are believed to be spending their fifth night on Mt. Hood after they went missing while scaling the mountain last week. Rescue teams tried to find them Monday but were ordered to turn back when conditions became too treacherous.
Aug 14, 2008 at 4:56 PM PDT
Searchers are still on the mountain despite near white-out conditions on the upper reaches of Mount Hood. Colder weather is expected to move in Tuesday. Helicopters are unable to join the search due to the poor conditions.
Aug 14, 2008 at 4:56 PM PDT
Searchers looking for three men missing on Mount Hood were called down because of blizzard-like conditions, high winds and ice and blowing snow. They plan to regroup, wait for a break in the weather and go back.
Jul 28, 2008 at 6:00 AM PDT
A 55-year-old Eugene oncologist descending from the summit of Mount Hood died after a rock fell from the snow and knocked him a thousand feet downhill, authorities said. Efforts to recover his body had to be halted around noon due to dangerous conditions.
Feb 19, 2008 at 7:29 AM PDT
"I told him [Dwight Hall] this was Oregon and he didn't have to do that," Sheriff Joe Wampler of Hood River said. "But he said, 'that's not me.' He wanted to make sure there is money for the next search... he was insistent."
Sep 7, 2007 at 6:59 PM PDT
About 80 searchers and support staff will be looking for Brian Hall, 37, of Dallas, Texas, and Jerry "Nikko" Cooke, 36, of New York City, who vanished in early December after reaching the summit.
Aug 23, 2007 at 4:45 PM PDT
Hood River County Sheriff Joe Wampler says the search will concentrate on the 8,000-9,000-foot level of the north side below the difficult area where Brian Hall and Jerry "Nikko" Cooke apparently fell.
Jul 21, 2007 at 12:43 PM PDT
On Saturday, searchers found some of the gear the trio had stashed on their way up the mountain in December. It was only a few hundred feet above where Kelly James, Brian Hall and Jerry Cooke started their climb.
Jul 20, 2007 at 4:06 PM PDT
Climbers Kelly James, Brian Hall, and Jerry Coke died in November on Mount Hood during a snow storm. Search and rescue teams found James’ body in a snow cave, but were unable to locate the other two men's bodies.
Jul 9, 2007 at 11:57 PM PDT
About 100 searchers plan to head up to Mount Hood to look for the remains of two climbers who lost their lives on the mountain last winter.
Jun 19, 2007 at 8:11 PM PDT
A long line of police vehicles moved slowly through the Salem area and residents stood along streets as the procession passed to honor Deputy Kelly Fredinburg, 33, who was killed in a crash near Gervais.