George D. Church, Jr.

George D. Church, Jr.

OCEAN PARK - Lifelong peninsula resident George Dewey Church, Jr., 82, died on Aug. 12, 2003 at his home in Ocean Park after a lengthy illness. Born on Oct. 17, 1920 on the family homestead near the present location of the bowling alley in Ilwaco, he was the son of George D. and Josephine M. (Oller) Church, Sr.

He grew up in Ilwaco where his father was a logger and a fisherman who fished with nets and horses along the Columbia River. He attended the local schools, excelled in Latin which was his favorite class and graduated from Ilwaco High School in 1940.

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