John Quincy

Obituary of John Quincy

John Terrance Quincy, 50, a resident of Skamania, Washington for more than 20 years, passed away unexpectedly at his home on Sunday May 7, 2017.

John was born on July 8 1966 at Glasgow Air Force Base in Montana, to Gisela and John D. Quincy. He graduated from Evergreen High school in Vancouver. He was a proud member of the Chippewa Tribe and a military veteran serving for over five years in the Army. For the past 16 years, John enjoyed working at the Bonneville Dam. 

In addition to his mother Gisela, John is survived by his soulmate—his wife of 23 years—Tammy, and five children: Krystal Helkey, Shaun Helkey, Heather Fallgren, Kelsa Quincy, and Fred Quincy. John also loved his two German shepherds, Harley and Luna. He leaves behind six siblings: David Quincy, Terri Quincy, Gisela Morris, Kathy Quincy Ayun, Anthony Garcia and Brandy Alexander. He was also a much-cherished uncle to two generations of nieces and nephews.

His unwavering devotion to his wife Tammy was admired by all. He loved his morning ritual of bringing her coffee, giving her a kiss and saying I Love You before heading to work or taking the dogs for a walk. For all family and friends, John will be fondly remembered as a warm, gentle and caring man. He was also a passionate and deeply knowledgeable outdoorsman. If you knew John at all, then you have heard at least a 100 of his fishing and hunting stories. Enjoying the great outdoors in the Columbia Gorge won’t be the same without John.

Services will be held at Straub’s Funeral Home in Camas on Saturday, May 13, 11am-12 noon for family, and 12 noon -2pm for friends, coworkers and community members.

If you have any questions please call John's son Shaun Helkey at 360-772-9106