GENE LOUIS MAYGRA
September 21, 1941 ˜ December 31, 2021
Gene Louis Maygra passed away peacefully on Dec. 31, 2021, at Legacy Hospital in Vancouver, WA.
Gene was born in Crookston, MN, on Sept. 21, 1941, to Louis and Florence Maygra.
Gene and his family moved to Yakima, WA, in 1951. He went into the Navy in 1959, during the Vietnam War and served until 1963. After his service he got married and they had his only daughter, Genine.
He then moved to Vancouver, WA, in 1967. He became an Ironworker and worked in the Local 29 Union until he retired.
He loved the outdoors and spent a lot of time hunting, picking arrowheads and his passion was fishing.
In 1980 he caught the Washington State Record winter-run Steelhead. He still holds the record to this day.
Gene was preceded in death by his parents, Louis and Florence Maygra; three sisters, Janna, Julie and Cheri; two brothers, Larry and Joey.
He is survived by five brothers, Dick, Leon, Bob, Jamie and David; two sisters, Melanie and Marci; his daughter, Genine Bailey; four grandchildren, Jay, Jeff, Joey and Jennifer Zielke; and four great-grandchildren, Avante, Saharra, Brady and Courage.
He will be greatly missed by his family and friends.
There will be a Celebration of life at a later date in the spring.
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Published by The Columbian on Jan. 11, 2022.