PORTLAND - Wallace Erin McNew, 83, died July 20, 2009, at Providence Medical Center in Portland. The son of Harold and Isabell (Young) McNew, he was born Nov. 11, 1925, in Wolf Lake, Minn.
After earning a GED, he served in the Navy.
Mr. McNew worked for Alcoa Aluminum for more than 30 years. After retirement, he moved to Ilwaco about 21 years ago.
He enjoyed fishing, hunting, bowling and was a square dance caller. His grandkids liked to hear him play the harmonica and sing kid's songs.
Survivors include his sons, Monty McNew of Toutle; three daughters, Terri Haines of Vancouver, Sue Bicknese of Portland and Cheri Mulholland of Kelso; 11 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; a sister, Shirley Sumbs of Northome, Minn., and a brother, Gene McNew of Arizona City, Ariz.
A memorial service was held on July 24 at Evergreen Staples Funeral Chapel in Vancouver.