February — Hughes-Ransom Mortuary and Crematory

Eric Anderson

“Community is important to me, and I like to keep things local,” said Eric Anderson, funeral director at Hughes-Ransom Mortuary and Crematory. “When I was looking for a new bank, people referred me to Clatsop Community Bank, and they’ve been an important partner,” he said. “They do a great job and I like that I can easily get in touch with someone directly without going through a phone tree.”

Eric relocated to the North Coast a year ago and is in the process of buying Hughes-Ransom. “I grew up in a small town in Minnesota with lots of Scandinavian heritage,” he said. “I also enjoy hunting and fishing. Naturally, I was drawn to this community.”

Eric feels a sense of honor and gratitude for the people he serves as a funeral home director. “I appreciate learning about people’s lives and their experiences. When families come to me, they want to feel comfortable with who is taking care of their loved one,” he explained. “I have one chance to do things right for them, so I listen very closely to understand their wishes, and provide options that will support them,” he said.

Hughes-Ransom operates a morturary and chapel in both Seaside and Astoria, and a crematory in Astoria. The business was originally established in 1913.