James Michael (Mike) Hamel, 56 and Rhonda Lynn Weckel Hamel, 66 of Oregon City, Oregon died Monday, January 17, 2012 in Oregon.
Memorial Services will be Saturday, February 18 at 11:00am at Hillside Christian Church â€“ West Campus, 6100 Soncy, Amarillo, Texas.
Mike and Rhonda were married October 27, 1981 in Borger, Texas.
Mike was born December 30, 1955 in Amarillo, Texas. He graduated from Sanford-Fritch High School and served in the U.S. Navy Seabees.
He worked for Phillips Petroleum in Borger for many years before moving to Oregon in 1991. He was an automotive equipment operator for the City of Portland Department of Transportation. Parents Jim and Barbara Hamel are deceased.
Survivors include a sister Carolyn Hurt and husband Bill of Amarillo, a brother Mark and wife Karla of Carlsbad, New Mexico, two nephews and a niece.
Rhonda was born July 9, 1945 in Fayetteville, Arkansas. She graduated from Washington High School in Portland, Oregon and worked for Phillips Petroleum in Borger before moving back to Oregon in 1991. She previously worked for the VA Hospital in Portland. Parents Orval and Thera Weckel are deceased. Survivors include a daughter Jodi Dean and husband Steve of Lakewood, Washington, a sister Marsha Altman and husband Cliff of Milwaukie, Oregon, brother Steve Weckel and wife Darlene of Sitka, Alaska, two grandchildren, two great grandchildren, and two nieces.
Family requests memorials be to Hillside Christian Church 6100 Soncy, Amarillo, Texas 79109.