Paul E. Penttila Jr., 63, of Grayland, Wash., died Friday, Jan. 23, 2009, at home.

He was born Dec. 28, 1945, in Astoria, to Paul M. and Marjorie M. Penttila. His parents preceded him in death.

Mr. Penttila traveled to Alaska soon after graduating from Naselle (Wash.) High School to work at various jobs in the woods. He later moved back to Southwest Washington to continue working in the woods as a timber faller and truck driver. He has resided in Grayland for the past 15 years.

Family members said he enjoyed camping, hunting, fishing, clamming, crabbing and beachcombing. He loved spending time in the woods or on the beach.

He is survived by two daughters, Jewelee Bell of Juneau, Alaska, and Tara Ivanoff of Vancouver, Wash.; a stepdaughter, Kathy Terhune of South Bend, Wash.; three stepsons, Brady Penttila of Vancouver, Mark Terhune of Olympia, Wash., and Tony Terhune of Portland; three brothers, Philip Penttila of Warrenton, Douglas Penttila of Valley, Wash., and Donald Penttila of Naselle; eight grandchildren; and his companion and caregiver, Diane Meneghetti of Grayland.

A graveside inurnment will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Peaceful Hill Cemetery in Naselle. A memorial will be held at noon Saturday at the Naselle Lutheran Church, with a reception immediately following at the church.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or the Peaceful Hill Cemetery Association, in care of Penttila's Chapel by The Sea, P.O. Box 417, Long Beach, WA 98631.

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