LONG BEACH - George Bossman, age 92, of Ocean Park, died Nov. 5, 2004, at a nursing home in Long Beach. Born April 16, 1912 in Lennox, S.D., he was the son of Jerry and Anna (Sweeter) Bossman. During his childhood years he lived on the family farm and attended the local school in Lennox.

After his school years he worked on his father's farm and later followed the corn harvests throughout the area. He became a mechanic and went to work for the Old Home Bread Company in Sioux Falls, S.D. He began his military service in 1943 as a member of the Army Air Corps during WW II. He returned to work as a mechanic after the war ended. He came to Washougal and started working at Stevenson Co-Ply Mill in 1957.

Mr. Bossman married Forrest Wells, and they became parents of a son. She died earlier. In 1983 he married Eunice Root and they made their home in Washougal until coming to Ocean Park in 1991. A former member of the Odd Fellows Lodge in Washougal he was also a member of Lackamas Heights Baptist Church in Camas and was very active in SNAP, a senior citizen organization in Washougal.

A man of many interests, his hobbies included painting; his favorite subjects were scenery, flowers and birds; photography especially flowers; vegetable gardening and walking the beach. He enjoyed reading and was a regular visitor to the local library.

Preceded in death by his son Kenneth Bossman, he is survived by his wife Eunice of Ocean Park; sister Fannie Straatmeyer of Macado, S.D. and two grandchildren.

Arrangements by Pentilla's Chapel by The Sea, Long Beach.

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