Edward Curtis “Ed” Wournell, 82, of Astoria, died Monday April 16, 2012, in McMinnville, surrounded by family.

He was born March 31, 1930, in Seattle, to Hallard Wournell and Ida Mae Buchanan.

He was raised and attended school in Port Angeles, Wash.

In 1950, he married Marlene Nelson. She survives, residing in Astoria.

Mr. Wournell worked at the Crown-Zellerbach Sawmill until 1957, when he moved moved to Astoria and purchased a working share at the Astoria Plywood Mill. He worked there until the mill closed, then worked for Fred Meyer in Warrenton for 15 years.

Family members said he enjoyed fishing, coin collecting and spending time with his family, friends and his cats.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Sandy and Scott Rabe of McMinnville and Debbie and Rod Solum of Astoria; seven grandchildren, Eddie Jones and his wife, Emily, and Michelle Chattick and her husband, Shawn, all of Astoria, Heather Bates and her husband, Matt, of McMinnville, Shannon Rabe of Beaverton, Paul Jones of Klamath Falls, Chris Kane and his wife, Dagmar, of Anchorage, Alaska, and Steven Kane and his wife, Nancy, of Seoul, Korea; and 13 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Linda Kane.

A memorial will be held from noon to 2 p.m. Sunday, April 22, at Clatsop Post 12 American Legion.

Memorial contributions may be made to Clatsop Post 12 American Legion, 1132 Exchange St., Astoria, OR 97103.


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