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William Carlos Gambell Sr.

Dec. 8, 1929-Sept. 9, 2013-


William Carlos Gambell, Sr., 83, died Sept. 9, 2013, of Parkinson’s disease, at his home in Mulino.

He was born Dec. 8, 1929, in Oak Park, Ill. to Nell and Harold Gambell. He graduated from Maywood High School in Chicago, Ill. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1949 to 1950.

Mr. Gambell married Barbara Jean on July 29, 1951, in Vancouver, Wash. The couple lived in Mulino and moved to the Gambell family farm in the late 1980’s. He worked as a millworker for more than 36 years and retired in 1985.

He loved to use his RV and to garden.

Survivors include his wife, sons; William Gambell, Jr., Daniel Gambell, and David Gambell, of Mulino; daughter, Lori Hepler, of Molalla; three grandchildren; and his sister, Barbara Lake, of Tuscola, Ill.

Memorial contributions may be made to “Make a Wish” foundation.