Eugene Earl Partin

Eugene Earl Partin died Jan. 19, 2015, following a battle with prostate and bone cancer. He was 88.

He was born Sept. 16, 1926, to William and Ruby Partin of South Prairie. He graduated from Buckley High School in 1945 and met his future wife, Shirley Marie Delano, during his high school years. After spending time in the Navy stationed in Bremerton, Wash., he married Shirley and resided in Enumclaw the rest of his life. He spent time as an apprentice carpenter but spent a career in the timber industry. He worked for the St. Paul and Tacoma Lumber Co. in the late 1940s and started with the White River sawmill in the early 1950 and retired early from there in 1984 as head saw filer for the Northern Washington Region, including Enumclaw, Snoqualmie and Everett. He worked on sharpening the huge circular and band saws used in Weyer-haeuser’s sawmills. He finished his career working for the Portac lumber mill in Tacoma as a saw filer until he retired in 1988. He was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting, fishing, trapping, clam digging, picking wild berries, hiking and gathering mushrooms.

He is survived by sons Richard (Irene) Partin, William (Pam) Partin and James (Joanie) Partin; daughter Connie (Greg) Johnson; 12 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife July 2002.

A memorial service is planned for 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 31, at Weeks’ Funeral Home, 451 Cemetery Rd., Buckley, Wash., 98321. Following a short graveside service, a reception will take place at the Church of The Nazarene in Enumclaw, 2501 Warner Ave.

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