In Loving Memory of Kera Hoagland

Date Of Birth: 09/27/1988
Date of Death: 01/15/2023

Kera Christie Hoagland, daughter of Dean and Kerri Hoagland, passed away due to complications
of Ehlers Danlos Syndrome on January 15, 2023. She was born in Portland OR, on September
27, 1988. Shortly after birth she was diagnosed with EDS, which would not define her.
Kera was very determined and overcame multiple surgeries and health issues. Many said she
was “The strongest person they knew”. She lived life to the fullest, wanting to experience
everything she was able to.
She graduated from Astoria High School and attended some college. Besides living in Astoria,
Kera lived in Denton, TX for 2 years, At the time of her death she lived on her own in Beaverton, OR.
Kera loved her animals, they were her children, and she got a lot of joy from them.
Kera loved acting, she was in a few productions, highlights being an extra in Portlandia,
Shanghai in Astoria and most recently at Fearlandia Haunted House. She was very creative and
enjoyed crafts, sewing and taught herself to embroider.
She loved coloring her hair with all the colors of the rainbow.
Kera had a passion for makeup and spent hours perfecting her makeup artistry.
She loved deeply. Her family and friends were so important to her. She had many mentors
over the years to which we are forever grateful!
Survivors include her parents, Dean & Kerri Hoagland, step siblings, Sherry (Ryan) Little, Jeff
Hoagland (Jessica Lahaie). Grandma Pat Whitten. Aunts & Uncles, Tami Temple (Arnie Odell),
Bill (Cindy) Whitten, Merle and Carol Hoagland, cousins, Jacqueline Whitten, Taylor Temple
(Sylvia Chin), Austin and (Tiara) Temple. Numerous extended Cousins,nieces and nephews, Her
best friend Molly Johnson and close family, the Harless; Family.
A Memorial Service is being planned for March.

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  1. Katie says:

    Hi Kerri,

    I’m so sorry for your loss. Kera was a bright light. I have the best memories of going to the old Clatsop C fair where the aquatics are now with her and Jackie. I remember the cute xmas card with her in a crimson and lace dress. I love you and Dean. If there is anything I can do please let me know. Sending all the love and positivity your way

    Love Always Katie (Cathy’s daughter)

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