Elmer Donald "Don" Powell, Sr. (1926 - 2013)

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Birthplace: Coburg, Lane, Oregon, United States
Death: Died in Eugene, Lane, Oregon, United States
Cause of death: Pulmonary fibrosis
Managed by: Dan Cornett
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About Elmer Donald "Don" Powell, Sr.

Donald Elmer Powell Sr. passed away January 21, 2013 due to pulmonary fibrosis. He was born August 20, 1926 near Coburg Oregon to Charles and Emma Wiebke Powell and was the youngest of nine siblings. Don grew up in the Alvadore area, before joining the Army in 1944. Don served until 1946 in the South Pacific and earned a Bronze Star for his service. Upon returning he married his wife Dawn Powell (Shafer) on May 1, 1949.

Don spent most of his career working as a heavy equipment mechanic and was known for his ability to build and repair almost anything. Don was also a lifetime member of the VFW.

Don is survived by his wife Dawn and four children: Terrie Klein (Gary), Steven Powell (Julie), Jan McNamar (the late Dennis McNamar) and Donald Powell Jr. (Mallory) all from Oregon. Don was a proud family man and enjoyed spending time with his 7 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren. —Register-Guard, Eugene, Oregon, January 27, 2013

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Elmer Powell, Sr.'s Timeline

1926
August 20, 1926
Coburg, Lane, Oregon, United States
1949
May 1, 1949
Age 22
Oregon, United States
2013
January 21, 2013
Age 86
Eugene, Lane, Oregon, United States
January, 2013
Age 86