Roy D. Brien

Lumber worker, 64Roy D. Brien, 64, of Westport, died Saturday, Sept. 11, 2004, in St. Helens.

Mr. Brien was born June 2, 1940 in Belcourt, N.D.

He was educated at Fort Totten Indian School in North Dakota. Mr. Brien served four years in U.S. Navy aboard the USS Epperson DDE-719. After his discharge from the Navy, he worked in the gold mines in South Dakota. In 1965, he moved to Oregon. He worked at Scappoose Pole and Piling and later for Georgia Pacific, Wauna, retiring in 2002.

He was a member of the Rainier Eagles and the St. Helens Moose Lodge.

According to family members, he enjoyed hunting and fishing, loved children, and in his younger days enjoyed playing baseball and basketball.

Mr. Brien is survived by his ex-wife Joy Brien of St. Helens; sister-in-law Donna Brien of Deadwood, S.D.; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Charles and Laura Brien of Rainier and Jim and Annette Brien of St. Helens; and numerous nieces and nephews.

A graveside service and interment will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, at Columbia Memorial Gardens on U.S. Highway 30 in Scappoose.


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