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Alfred Lynn ‘Packy’ Riser obituary

Published on September 8, 2017 12:01AM

Alfred Lynn Riser

Alfred Lynn Riser


March 31, 1946 — Aug. 30, 2017

Alfred Lynn “Packy” Riser passed away on Aug. 30, 2017, in Longview, Washington. Lynn was born on March 31, 1946, in Astoria, Oregon, to Alfred Cleo Riser and Evelyn Loretta Riser. He graduated from Astoria High School in 1964.

He was a logger by trade, and started working for Crown-Zellerbach in 1966. After 21 years with Crown, he then moved on to work for Nygaard Logging for 12 more years. He also co-owned and operated Royal Cab for many years.

Lynn was an avid sport fisherman and clam digger. He also enjoyed chopping wood. You could often find him sitting over a cup of coffee at the Short Stop, where he would visit his daughter daily. He loved spending time with his family and grandchildren, and had a special bond with his grandson, Jander. He was his mentor, best friend and clam digging buddy.

Lynn was married three times, and had five children. He first married Gayle Parker, who blessed him with his daughter, Christina Riser, and his son, Daniel Lynn Riser. His second marriage, to Jeanette Lindros, gifted him his youngest daughter, Jennifer McDonald. When he married his third wife, Cathy Riser, he gained two more, his stepchildren Jeanne Reeves and Travis Weichal, whom he helped raise.

Lynn was preceded in death by his parents, brother Larry Riser, wife Cathy Riser, and granddaughter Jade Morgan.

He is survived by his children, Christina Riser, Danny and Laurie Riser and Jennifer and John McDonald; his stepchildren, Jeanne Reeves and Travis Weichal; his grandchildren, Renee and James Blackburn, Jander and Karla Pineda, Cali and Parker Riser, Corey Lyon McDonald and Mark McDonald, and Jeanne’s boys, Jake and Josh; and several great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. His brother, Jim, and sister-in-law, Becky, as well as his sister, Loretta Palmrose, also survive.

Lynn had asked to be cremated, and requested there not be any funeral services.


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