May 23, 1915 - February 15, 2013 Earl R. Coombs was born on May 23, 1915 in Vancouver, British Columbia and died on February 15,2013 in West Covina, California, where they had just recently moved. Earl graduated from Broadway High school in Seattle, Washington in 1935 and began working for the telephone company. Earl met his wife, Kathryn, at work and was married for over 70 years. Together they had 3 children, Audrey, Earl, and Jon. Earl received his Naturalization papers in 1943 and proudly served his country in the army. Earl loved golf, scoring a 70 on his 70th birthday. Earl remained very active after his retirement in 1977 by enjoying his family and traveling both locally and abroad, as well as remaining active with the Telephone Pioneers. Earl is survived by his wife, Kathryn, his daughter Audrey Steele, and son Earl Coombs. Earl and Kathryn have 6 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. Earl was a tremendous example of love to those he has left behind. Donations in Earl's memory can be sent to the Telephone Pioneers in care of Fran Sandstrom at 1308 E. 36th St., Spokane, WA, 99203
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Published in Spokesman-Review from Mar. 2 to Mar. 4, 2013