October 2, 1935 — February 10. 2019
Ephraim Hackett died of heart failure on Sunday, February 10, 2019, at 83.
Ephraim is survived by his brother, Harvey Hackett; by his children, Richard, Michael, Lisa and Janet; his grandchildren, Lillian, Annie, Olivia and Eric Ephraim; his nieces and nephews; and Penny the Wonderdog.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 49 years, Sharon Johnson Hackett.
A memorial concert for Ephraim Hackett will be held at 2 p.m. on April 13, 2019, at West Albany High School in Albany.
Ephraim Erwin Hackett was born in 1935 in Victor, Montana. He graduated Victor High School as Class Valedictorian in 1953, the University of Montana with a BME in 1957, and from the University of Iowa with a MME in 1979.
He taught award-winning junior high and high school bands in Klamath Falls, Grants Pass, and Albany, Oregon. Ephraim played trumpet with the Klamath Community Orchestra, Ashland City Band, Southern Oregon Symphony, and Albany Brass Quintet. He was founder and conductor of the Corvallis New Horizons Band, and was honored by the Northwest Band Masters Association in 2007.
Memorial donations may be made to the Willamette Valley Concert Band (note that money should go to Ephraim Hackett Memorial Band Camp Scholarship Fund), and sent to WVCB c/o Ellen Bewley, 3495 Murhammer Lane S., Salem OR 97302.