The other poster said to call the Seaside Public Library.
Their website has a "ask us a question" page:
http://www.seaside.plinkit.org/web-forms/ref-questionhttp://www.seaside.plinkit.org/web-forms/ref-questionBUT, most libraries are not doing microfilm obituary researches.This one may have resumed.
The link to the Clatsop County Genealogical Society as given... it reads:
At this time, our society is unable to offer “Look-Up” services to those wishing to augment their family history data.Unfortunately, our membership numbers are declining and at this time we do not have the manpower to support a “Look-Up” service.
The Social Security Death Index for Gailard S. Kaiser:
"Last Residence:" Cannon Beach, Clatsop County, OR
"Last Benefit:" Mishawaka, St. Joseph, Indiana.
There are problems with using the Social Security Death Index for genealogy.The SSDI is not a genealogy based database system.It is a purchased product of the Social Security Administration, the "Death Master File" used for prevention of fraudulent use of SSN's.Genealogy groups purchase the main database and updates (very expensive) and post them as the SSDI.
---The "last residence" on the SSDI is NOT necessarily where a person actually lived or died.The Social Security Administration calls it simply the "home of record," and possibly the address where correspondence by the SSA was sent.It is not necessarily where any benefit was paid to the person, survivor, or the lumpsum death benefit (in 1972 was paid to anyone paying burial expenses, family member, funeral home, city/county, attorney).It is sometimes the location where the notification of death was sent to the SSA, sometimes where the lump sum death benefit was sent.
---The "last benefits" notation that appeared later on the SSDI was NOT necessarily concerning a benefit sent to that person.It was also identified for the location where the final Death Payment was sent.In the past, that might have been sent to a spouse, or ANYONE that had paid the burial costs.In recent years, the law was changed to just be a spouse. Persons are listed on the SSDI that had NEVER received a payment; but a surviving spouse had received the death payment, OR Survivor payments.AND, surviving children under 18 are also recipients of monthly payments as a survivor.The "last benefit" for a deceased might not appear because a survivor (spouse or child) are STILL receiving them.The SSA does NOT go back to add, change, or correct information.
The Oregon Death Index:
Gailard Shenefield Kaiser, died 25 June 1998 in Clatsop County, spouse name "Beth."
Public record database system 1950-1993, shows Gailard S. Kaiser, with a residence address of: PO Box Burchard, Cannon Beach, OR.Also with this address is Judith B. Kaiser, 24 July 1934; Ralfe E. Kaiser, 28 June 1930; Don C. Skinner, 17 Dec 1932; Patricia A. Skinner, 30 Dec 1935.There is no record of year of residence period.
--The SSDI shows a Ralfe E. Kaiser, born 28 June 1930, died 3 Jan 2000, "last residence" Kent, King Co, WA.
--The Salem City Directories, 1977, showed Rev Ralfe Kaiser, Pastor, 1125 Elm St, Kingwood Bible Church.
--Ralfe was in Indio, California in 1992, and at PO Box 41 Cannon Beach, OR, 1996.Judith B, also shown and also with a co address of 247 Hill Lane.
--Ralfe and Judith shown in Kent, WA, 2000 and 2001; Palm Desert, CA, 1993-1997.Also at Black Diamond, WA, no year shown.
Bottom line:There is very little information about Gailard.There doesn't seem to be much of a period of his residing at Cannon Beach; but it can't be determined if he was staying with Ralfe, or vice versa.An obituary may not be found in that area if he hadn't lived there time enough to have a circle of friends or family.There might be a death notice published.
I'd suggest reposting your query on the Rootsweb message board for Clatsop Co, (more readers):
Oregon is one of the more "secret" States when it comes to availability of genealogy type records.I'd suggest asking if someone could check the County Recorder records for land ownership, recorded documents, probate records would be in the County Superior Court, unless the will/probate record was recorded at the County Recorder's office.