William "Carl" Hearn

1962 - 2021



William “Carl” Hearn of Boardman was born August 2, 1962 in Needles, California the son of Floyd and Patricia (Shepherd) Hearn. He passed away in Portland, Oregon on March 16, 2021 at the age of 58.

Carl lived in Fernley, Nevada as a child where he attended school, graduating from Fernley High School in the class of 1980. He then attended college at the University of Nevada Reno where he received his Bachelor’s degree in Animal Science in 1986. 

Carl worked for Geothermal Foods in Fernley, NV as a quality manager from 1986 until 1997. In 1997, he took a job with  Empire Foods in Empire, NV where he worked as a Plant Manager. In 2004, he moved to Boardman, Oregon and began working for Cascade Specialties first as the Plant Manager and later as the Vice President of operations. In 2020, he began working as the Site Manager at the Amazon Web Services center in Boardman.

Carl enjoyed hunting, fishing, playing video games and doing crossword puzzles. He was a huge fan of the Dallas Cowboys and the San Francisco Giants.

Carl married Alesia Dommer in Reno, Nevada on November 13, 1993.

He is survived by his wife, Alesia; daughter, Caitlin (Sean) Shimer; granddaughter, Tabitha Shimer; three sisters, Lori Poupeney, Kathy Jones and Julie Thompson; and many extended family members.

No Services are planned. Burns Mortuary of Hermiston is in care of arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggest memorial donations in Carl’s memory be made to ASPCA of Oregon.

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Nick Rumsey

March 25, 2021 9:17 PM

Worked with Carl at Cascade Specialties inc, / Jain Inc, as a maintenance mechanic. His knowledge about all company operations and improving them was exceptional. Our company family definatially grew and became more productive (stronger) under Carls leadership. Carl was forward thinking / understanding / empathetic -- just an all around excellent person and manager.

Luis Mejia

March 24, 2021 5:47 PM

I only worked with Carl a few months as my direct Manager at AWS towards the end of 2020 and one thing I noticed was that he was always in a good mood.  He was well respected by his team and as I worked with him I learned why. He was honest and sincere with his team, looked out for their success and overall a good person.

I am sorry for your loss and offer my sincere condolences.

Brian Hellinger

March 22, 2021 9:56 AM

Carl was a great person, and great manager, and genuinely super nice person. 

I first met with Carl when my company was doing IT work for the onion plant out in Boardman.  I used to wonder how it must be for him and others that worked out there.  I know when I was for just a few hours my car and me would smell like onions for days!  I never new Carl that closely then, but I always knew him as a person of his word. 

Later on, I was lucky to have worked with him during his time at AWS.   He was able to earn the trust of his team and was very well respected.  He managed two sites in his tenure and impacted the lives of his direct report employees and many other peers.  Carl will be missed deeply by the team.

Thanks for sharing Carl with us for the time we got to know him.  I am so sorry for you loss, and offer the family my sincere condolences. 

Terri Herman

March 21, 2021 7:02 AM

Scott and I find ourselves sitting here laughing our a$$es off thinking about all our memories with you.with tears in our eyes. We will miss you Carl aka Skinny Terri Herman

Scott Herman

March 21, 2021 6:25 AM

It was a tough thing hearing of Carl’s passing. His friendship made our lives a hell of a lot more interesting. He left us a lot of GREAT MEMORIES. We will miss you Skin ..............Herman

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