Maurice "Maury" Estes

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MAURICE ESTES
December 11, 1929 ~ October 21, 2010

A Celebration of Life will be held in Maury's honor on Sat., June 11, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. at the American Legion Hall, 14011 NE 20th Ave.
Maurice Ian Estes of Vancouver, WA, passed away on Oct. 21, 2010. He was born on Dec. 11, 1929 in Taskee, MO to Marvin and Leah (Clary) Estes.
After serving six years in the U.S. Air Force, he settled in Spokane, WA, where he met his wife, Ruth J. (Meredith) Smith. They were married in 1966 and moved to Vancouver, WA.
Maury worked for Chas. H. Lily in Portland, OR for 30 years, retiring in 1996.
Maury was an avid outdoor person, enjoying hunting, fishing, bird watching and his garden. In his earlier years he enjoyed bowling and golf. Later he became a spectator watching his son play and coach baseball.
Maury is survived by his wife, Ruth; one son, Eric (Peg) Estes; three step-children, Kathy Carter of Watsonville, CA; Rick Smith and Debbie Smith, both of Vancouver; four granddaughters; one brother, Ernie (Florence) Estes of Spirit Lake, ID; three sisters, Norma Miller of Sacramento, CA, Narice Dishman of Elma, WA and Karen Naylor of Cazadero, CA; plus several nieces and nephews who lovingly called him "Uncle Pete".
He was preceded in death by his parents; and two brothers, Clair and Kent Estes.
Please sign Maury's guest book at: www.columbian.com/obits.
Published in The Columbian on June 5, 2011
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