Alvin Eugene "Gene" Errend

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  • "I worked for years with Gene at Otis Elevator. Always..."
    - Greg Rice
  • "A real special person! worked with Gene in the elevator..."
    - George Scheck
  • "Sorry to hear we've lost Gene. Him and I had countless..."
    - Don Hickman
  • "A realy nice person and o joy to work with many good days..."
  • "To the Errend family....love to have so many remembrances..."
    - Mary Ann Crogan


ALVIN EUGENE "GENE" ERREND
July 22, 1932 ~ June 3, 2017

Alvin Eugene "Gene" Errend, 84, of Washougal, WA, passed away at his home. Gene was born in Baker City, OR to Ernest M. Errend and Elizabeth Vancleave.
He moved to Vancouver, WA after serving two years in the National Guard and four years in the Air Force and Korean War.
Shortly before his honorable discharge, he met and married his wife, Madeline Burnett, which they celebrated 65 years and 7 months together. They became proud parents of two children; daughter, Janice Casey (Frank) and son, David Errend and a special granddaughter, Rebecca, they raised for thirteen years.
Gene is survived by his wife, children, his special brother, Kenneth Errend of Baker City, OR; a special niece, Judy Henry; granddaughters, Rebecca and Sadie; grandson, Andrew; 3 great-granddaughters; one great-great-grandson; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, sisters, Juanita, Vina, Loretta and Tina.
Gene was a wonderful provider and worked continually at his jobs. Electrician on two dams, Reynolds Aluminum, Alcoa and Continental Can. He retired from Otis Elevator Company after 35 years which he liked and had many friends he enjoyed very much. He could answer and repair most things. Many times one would need help and they were told, "Ask Gene, he will know.".
He spent his retirement at Washougal River and continued to love every minute of it and shared his home there with friends and family. He often said what a dream place he had especially with the river out his door.
Gene enjoyed his hobbies of building and remodeling. He especially loved designing things his was to be different. His real hobby was music; he loved to play it, buy it and record it. He often mad copies for friends and relatives.
Gene had a gift of knowledge and until his passing, it continued to stay that way. He will truly be missed by all who knew him. He was a very special man.
Special thanks to Hospice, brother, Kenneth and son, David.
Please sign his guest book at: www.columbian.com/obits.

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Published in The Columbian on July 30, 2017
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