VANCOUVER - Richard W. Crandall, of Vancouver, died Saturday, Feb 15, 2003, in Portland. He was 77 and was a retired truck driver.

Mr. Crandall, who also worked at the old Lucky Lager plant in Vancouver, served in the Coast Guard in World War II.

His wife, Mary Jane (Chris), died in 1997. Chris, whose maiden name was Christie, grew up in Nahcotta.

Mr. Crandall was born March 7, 1925, in Vancouver and lived his entire life in Clark County.

Survivors include three sons, Ralph and Don, both of La Center, and David of Battle Ground; one brother Ed of Gresham, Ore.; six grandchildren; and his special companion, Bobbie Kern of Vancouver.

He was an avid fisherman and spent many weekends at the coast, fishing out of Ilwaco. He served on the lightship at the mouth of the Columbia during World War II. He loved the outdoors and liked to attend local sporting events in the Clark County area.

A memorial service was held on Feb. 22 in Vancouver. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice Southwest, P.O. Box 1600, Vancouver, WA 98666, or to the Cancer Society.

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