Ira died at his home in Toledo on March 8th 2017. He was the youngest and last child born to Sherman and Vesta Koker of Jefferson Oregon.
Ira married Jean C. Millies on February 8th 2002.
Ira had six children: Rance Koker, Boyd Koker, Dorcas Koker, Cindy Richter, Deana Salisbury and Patty Kinnion; and stepson George Rowe. He had lots of grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Ira was a lifetime Commercial Fisherman. Ira and his boat the Orca were Icons of the Pacific Ocean.
There will be a Celebration of Life for Ira on June 11th at 1:00 at the Yaquina Head Lighthouse.
Any donations may be made to “Ira’s” Fund at any Oregon Coast Bank.