Memorial wraps up for last Mount Hood climber

Memorial wraps up for last Mount Hood climber »Play Video

PORTLAND, Ore. - Mourners gathered Tuesday afternoon to commemorate the life of Mount Hood climber Katie Nolan, one of three climbers who went missing on the mountain Dec. 11. The search for the 29-year-old Portland woman was called off Dec. 16.

The Memorial Service was scheduled for 3 to 5 p.m. Dec. 22. The Portland Foursquare Church, at 1302 S.E. Ankeny St., hosted the service.

Nolan's climbing partner, Luke Gullberg, was found dead of hypothermia Dec. 12. His memorial was held Sunday. Nolan's other climbing partner, Anthony Vietti, has yet to be found and - like Nolan - is presumed dead.

Vietti's friends and family gathered Monday night to commemorate his life - on the very day Vietti's life was brought into this world. He would have turned 26 Monday. They packed The Bridge Church in Kelso to remember a young man they said was "full of faith."

On Dec. 16, Nolan's father spoke at the press conference where the Clackamas County sheriff called off the five-day-long search effort. David Nolan said he understood the search was "like finding a needle in a hay stack."

"Katie loved the mountain so much," he said, "that we're pretty sure she would want to be buried where she is."


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