|Birth: ||Oct. 29, 1905|
|Death: ||Aug. 19, 1995|
Hood River County
Father: George W. Acker (1883-1965)
Mother: Grace Lucille (Cottrell) Acker (1881-1977)
Merle Westley Acker (1907-1969)
Lella E. (Acker) White (1909-2008)
Harold Weston Acker (1911-1993)
1st wife: Nina M. Hall (married Aug 14, 1923) (1905-1972)
Betty G. (Acker) Brader (born approx 1925 in WA)
Barbara J. (Acker) (born approx 1927 in WA)
George M. Acker (1928-2012)
Bonnie (Acker) Lamb (born approx 1930 in WA)
2nd wife: Susan E. Slaney (married in Goldendale on Sept 5, 1975 with her date of birth as March 4, 1936)
1923 Nina and Otis were married.
1930 US Census has the following in the household in Washougal, Clark County, WA: Otis W. Acker (age 24), Nina M. Acker (age 24), Betty G. Acker (age 5), Barbara J. Acker (age 3 years and 2 months) and George M. Acker (age 1 year and 5 months).
1935 living in North Bonneville (according to 1940 Census).
1940 US Census has the following in the household in Minnehaha, Clark County, WA: Otis Acker (age 34), Nina Acker (age 34), Bette Acker (age 15), Barbara Acker (age 13), George Acker (age 11) and Bonnie Acker (age 10).
Carson Man Dies
Otis Winfield Acker of Carson died August 19, 1995 at the Hood River
Care Center in Hood River. He was 89.
Mr. Acker was born October 29, 1905 in Washougal to Grace (Cottrell) and George W. Acker.
He was descended from two early Washougal families, and was born on the Acker farm in the same house and room as his father before him.
Mr. Acker married Nina M. Hall in 1923. They enjoyed the outdoors; camping, hiking and berry picking. They had four children and spent over 49 years together before her death in 1972.
He worked as an electrician, before his retirement, for his grandfather C.W. Cottrell and later for Northwestern Electric Co. The family lived at the company substation at North Bonneville during the dam construction.
In 1943, the family moved to their farm north of Carson, where they raised cattle. He also worked for Carson Lumber Co., first as a heavy equipment operator, and the many years as woods boss. He retired in 1972 and spent his retirement years raising sheep.
Mr. Acker served on the Carson-Stevenson School Board for a total of 27 years. He served on the Skamania County Cemetery Board and was a lifetime member and past master of the Masconic Lodge.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Nina.
Mr. Acker is survived by his son, George of Carson; daughters, Betty Brader, Barbara Acker and Bonnie Lamb all of Carson; sister, Lella White of Kent; 10 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
Services were held August 25, 1995 at the Carson Cemetery.
Contributions in his memory may be given to the Multiple Sclerosis Society, the American Cancer Society or the National Diabetes Association.
George William Acker (1883 - 1965)
Grace Lucille Cottrell Acker (1881 - 1977)
Nina M. Hall Acker (1905 - 1972)
George M. Acker (1928 - 2012)*
Otis Winifred Acker (1905 - 1995)
Merle Westley Acker (1907 - 1969)*
Lella Evelyn Acker White (1909 - 2008)*
Harold Weston Acker (1911 - 1993)*
Shares headstone with Nina M. Acker. "Married Aug. 14, 1923"
Old Carson Cemetery
Created by: Fred
Record added: Oct 11, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 42974974