George Bryant Holton

Craftsman, 90George Bryant Holton, 90, of Astoria, died Wednesday, March 2, 2005, in Seaside.

Mr. Holton was born April 5, 1914, in Astoria.

He was a skilled plasterer and participated in the construction and plaster work of the Indian canoe at the Astoria Column.

Mr. Holton enjoyed the outdoors and was an avid hunter, fisherman and clam digger.

On August 27, 1938, he married Lillian Nystrom. She preceded him in death June 16, 1995.

Mr. Holton is survived by a brother, Warren Holton of Las Vegas; two sons, Allen Holton of Honolulu and Bruce Holton of Mesa, Ariz.; three grandsons, Jeff Holton of Dublin, Calif., Blake Holton of Eugene and Michael Holton of Honolulu; a granddaughter, Allison Holton of Honolulu; eight great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Hughes-Ransom Cremation & Mortuaries in Astoria.

A graveside service will follow at 3 p.m. at Greenwood Cemetery in Astoria.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Lower Columbia Hospice, in care of Hughes-Ransom Cremation & Mortuaries, 576 12th St., Astoria, OR 97103.

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