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William Carlos Gambell Sr.

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


William Carlos Gambell Sr. died Sept. 9, 2013. He was 83.

Mr. Gambell was born in Oak Park, Ill., to Nell E. (Williams) Gambell and Harold H. Gambell. He was raised in Chicago and attended Maywood High School. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy in December 1949 and was discharged in December 1950.

He married Barbara Jean Settle on July 29, 1951, in Vancouver, Wash. The couple lived in Mulino since 1951 and moved to the Gambell family farm in the late 1980s.

Mr. Gambell was a millworker for 36 years before retiring in 1985.

Mr. Gambell enjoyed tending his garden and traveling in an RV with his family.

Survivors include his wife of 62 years, Barbara Jean Gambell; sons, William C. Gambell Jr., Daniel F. Gambell and David L. J. Gambell, all of Mulino; daughter and son-in-law, Lori J. and Richard D. Hepler of Molalla; three grandchildren; and sister, Barbara Lake of Tuscola, Ill.

No services are planned.

Remembrances may be made to the Make a Wish Foundation.