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June 24, 2018

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June 24, 2018

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December 20, 2016
My Grandfather served proudly. A hard working man, who loved his Country, and Family...Clyde Haynes, we love you!
December 14, 2016
In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always.
November 13, 2016
In Loving Memory of my Husband, John Pearson Hawkins, who served in the Navy in World War II in the Pacific aboard the PT 276 Minesweeper. Jack went to sleep on August 7th 2012 at 6:15 p.m. with his loving wife, Joanne, of 45 years by his side.
October 7, 2016
Eugene Lester ("Obie") O'Brien died on October 4, 2016, after a short illness, in Centralia, Wash., at the age of 91. A veteran, a logger, a carpenter, a police officer and state trooper, an Alaska pioneer and bush pilot, a hunter, a skipper, a fisherman, guitarist and harmonica player, a teller of tall tales and a man's man, Obie was born in Chehalis, Wash., on June 24, 1925, and raised in South Bend, Wash. and Randle, Wash. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Dorothy "Dot" Anne (Buher), in 2000, after nearly 54 years of marriage; by his son, Dale, in 2008; by his granddaughter Mave, in 2005; by his brother, Tilton, in 2015; by his mother, Martha (Lester), in 1987; and his father, John Henry, in 1942. Survived by two of his three sons, Dennis, of Winlock, Wash., and Dan, of St. Louis, Mo.; by five of his six grandchildren; by 14 great grandchildren; by many cousins near Randle, Wash. and Alexandria, Minn.; and by many in-laws and friends across the country. Obie had served in the Navy during World War II, in both the Atlantic and Pacific theatres. He was a landing craft coxswain and participated in the invasion of Iwo Jima. In the South Pacific, his service included time on Espiritu Santo, the largest island of Vanuatu, and the setting for James Michener's Tales of the South Pacific, on which the musical South Pacific was based. Obie married Dorothy Buher on Nov. 8, 1946, served a few years as a logger in the Randle area, and then as an Officer in the Bremerton Police Department. He moved his family to Anchorage, Alaska, in the summer of 1955, where he had enlisted in the Alaska Territorial Police, served as the first bush pilot for the Alaska State Troopers and retired from the Troopers as a Lieutenant in 1975. Obie and Dot raised their sons on moose meat, deer, salmon, halibut, shrimp and crab, teaching them all how to hunt and fish and survive in the wild. In their retirement, Obie and Dot were the proprietors of O'Brien Charters out of Ketchikan, offering sports fishing and sightseeing tours of Southeast Alaska on the 65 foot MV Monte Carlo, for 10 years, settling after that in Winlock, Wash., where they spent the rest of their lives. Obie lived independently in their Winlock home right up until the time of his death, after a very brief stay in a nursing facility. - See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/adn/obituary.aspx?n=eugene-l-obrien-obie&pid=181752619#sthash.NjHedpyM.dpuf