Chester "Chet" Franklin McClure

Ironworker, 54Chester "Chet" Franklin McClure, 54, of Seaside, died Saturday, June 19, 2004 in Seaside.

Mr. McClure was born Nov. 28, 1949 in Dallas, Ore., to Donald and Winnifred (Cook) McClure.

He was raised and attended school in Portland. He graduated from Franklin High School and attended Portland State University.

On Feb. 27, 1970, he married Carol D. Gossett in Portland. She survives, residing in Seaside.

Mr. and Mrs. McClure moved to Seaside in 1978.

He was employed as an ironworker for 35 years. He worked for REFA Corporation and was a superintendent for H&L Construction Company.

Mr. McClure was a member of Local Ironworkers No. 19.

Family members say Mr. McClure appreciated life and lived it fully with family, friends and co-workers. He enjoyed steelhead fishing and hunting deer and elk with his longtime friends Ivan Hoover, Joe McConnell and Dave Leiferman.

He is survived by two sons, Jason McClure of Savannah, Ga., and Jeff Smith of Jewell; a daughter, Jennifer Coates of Willamina; three grandsons; and five granddaughters.

A private family service will be held.

Memorial contributions may be made to the National Brain Tumor Foundation, in care of Hughes-Ransom Cremation & Mortuaries, 220 N. Holladay Drive, Seaside, OR 97138.

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