Friday, 29 March 2013

                             Ronald E. Philbrook Has dead

Ronald Edward Philbrook, 73, passed away March 26, 2013, encompassed by family at his home in Wallowa, Ore.

He was conceived Sept. 8, 1939, in Wauna, Ore., to Edward and Myrtle (Larson) Philbrook.

He revisited school in Rainier, and after that served buzzing around Force from 1958 to 1962.

Ron met the adoration of his life, Maureen, at the Busy Bee Restaurant in Rainier. They fell head over heels in love and were wedded June 4, 1966, in Kelso.

He acted as a longshoreman for 38 years, volunteering for ILWU No. 21 as secretary/treasurer for nine years and health and welfare officer for 10 years.

Ron and Maureen claimed and worked the Homestead Restaurant and Bar from 1975 to 1979 in Wallowa.

He volunteered on the plan panel for the Rainier School District and afterward was chosen to a four-year term on the Rainier School Board. He additionally used nine years on the Board of Directors of the Lower Columbia Longshoremen's Federal Credit Union.

Ron and Maureen turned in in 2000 and moved to Wallowa. He volunteered for the city of Wallowa Budget Committee, finally serving on the city chamber and as chairman.

He was a part of the American Legion and Masonic Lodge.

He was a skilled craftsman, talented at renovating, and a proficient nursery worker, reveling in nature.

He was dedicated to those he adoreed, an astute companion and a great audience.

He is made due by his wife of 46 years, Maureen (Kirk) Philbrook, at home in Wallowa.

Survivors incorporate his kids, John Philbrook of Longview; Karin and Brian Hogg of Longview; Amy and Keith Wellens of Wallowa (from a past marriage); Randy and Jeanette Philbrook of Vancouver; Diane and Ken Grady of Smith River, Calif. Additionally, sister Loretta and Gary Viuhkola of Clatskanie; blood mate Richard and Melissa Philbrook of Kelso; 11 loved grandchildren, Ryan, Greg, Sean, Leah, Jaren, Ross, Eric, Sara, Will, Karl and Claire; and incredible-grandchild Luke.

He was gone before in demise by his folks and his sister, Ellen Diane Philbrook.

A private graveside utility will be held for the gang. A festival of life will be expected from twelve to remember 3 p.m. April 6 at the McClelland Arts Center in Longview, and a festival will moreover be held April 13 in Wallowa.


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