Gary Lorriman Pence
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January 16, 1937 ~ July 29, 2018
~In loving memory ~

Gary was born in Spokane, WA to Carl and Margaret (Lorriman) Pence. He graduated from the University of Washington with a Business degree and was a member of Phi Gamma Delta Fraternity, Phi Beta Kappa and Beta Gamma Sigma Honorary Societies.
After his 4 years of Navy ROTC, he received a commission as an Ensign USNR, Supply Corps, and attended the Naval Supply Corps School in Athens, GA. He was the Supply Officer for a Mobile Construction Battalion on Okinawa.
Gary returned to Spokane in 1961 and went to work in Sales for his father at the Brownie Baking Company.
He married Alma Henden in 1963; Tricia and Michael were born in Spokane. In 1968, they moved to Portland where he went from cookies to Industrial Chemicals for Van Waters & Rogers. He worked for them also in St. Paul, MN, again in Portland, and Branch Manager in the Tri-Cities, WA before retiring in 1999. They returned to Vancouver, WA to be near their children and grandsons. His interests were water skiing, boating, fly fishing, golf, Elks, Clark County Newcomers' activities, reading, working on house and yard projects, traveling in America and Europe, and especially loved his family.
Gary is survived by his wife of 55 years, Alma; son, Michael of Vancouver; daughter, Tricia Cox (Steve) and grandsons, Justin and Brendan of Gresham, OR; sister, Caryle of Bellevue, WA; 14 special nieces and nephews, and beloved families.
A private memorial will be held. In lieu of flowers, please make a memorial contribution to your favorite charity.
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Published in The Columbian on Aug. 7, 2018.
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