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William Carlos Gambell Sr.

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., and served in the U.S. Navy from 1949 to 1950.

On July 29, 1951, he married Barbara Jean in Vancouver, Wash. They made their home in Mulino, and moved to the Gambell family farm in the late 1980s.

He worked as a mill worker for more than 36 years, retiring in 1985. He enjoyed RVing and gardening.

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

Memorial contributions may be made to the Make-A-Wish Foundation.