Jack G. Nolan, 83, passed away on May 14, 2013, in Kennewick, Wash. He was born in Selah, Wash., on Nov. 15, 1929. His family moved to Olympia, Wash., where he grew up.
In 1954, he met and married Barbara Koplin, and together they had five children. Jack logged and drove trucks. In 1975, with work being slow, he moved his family to Fairbanks, where he drove a truck on the building of the trans-Alaska oil pipeline. He spent many hours driving on the Haul Road between Fairbanks and Prudhoe Bay for several different companies. He eventually bought his own truck and was an owner-operator.
In 2007, he relocated to Kennewick, Wash.
Jack is survived by his wife of 58 years, Barbara; his son, Larry (Mike) and wife, Susan, of Pasco, Wash.; daughter, Cheryl Edwards, of Las Vegas, Nev.; son, Steven and wife Jody, of Fairbanks; son, Donald and wife Glenna, of Nampa, Idaho; daughter, Jacqueline Glenn and husband Dan, of Fairbanks; sister, Donna, of Olympia, Wash.; brother, Pat, of Sequim, Wash.; 18 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.
Jack's family was his pride and joy. We will miss him terribly.