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Waunita M Herron (#21335338)
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Kay and Duane Douglass
RE: Phillip Alan Herron # 177438559
You should be able to copy and paste this into Phillip's Find.a.Grave page.

November 8, 1946 ~ March 5, 2017
"Phillip's life was quite an adventure with many accomplishments and events."

Phillip Alan Herron was born to Clifford J. Herron and Waunita M. Brown on November 8th, 1946 at Wray, Yuma County, Colrado. The family lived on a farm southeast of Yuma, Colorado. He was joined by two siblings, Lorena and David.

Phillip started school in Yuma, Colorado. His family moved several times and in 1959 moved to Victor, Montana where he completed grade school, then graduated from high school. He was very active in his class, was in several plays, and went to Boys State at Bozeman, Montana. He was manager of the Victor High School basketball and football team for several years and was president of his sophomore class. Phillip thoroughly enjoyed his many friends in Victor and was reluctant to leave when his family moved to Battle Ground, Washington in 1964. Phillip attended Clark Community College several years and graduated in Vancouver, Washington.

He joined the U.S. Navy in 1966 and served on the USS St. Francis River in the Vietnam War. The St. Frances River provided rocket fire in support of Allied forces fighting along the coast and in the Mekong Delta area. He rose in rank to Petty Officer 3rd Class, and was a Gunfire Control Tech. He was separated from service, with an honorable discharge, in March 1970, after serving three years.

Phillip came back to Vancouver, Washington and went to college on the GI Bill, then went to work for Philco Ford Corporation. After training in California, he was sent to the Seychelles Islands, off the coast of Africa, where he enjoyed tracking satellites and riding his motorcycle on a beautiful island. He was there when the Queen of England came to visit the Seychelles and saw all the fanfare.

He decided to come back to the U.S. and to take a vacation on the way home, through Europe, Africa and Canada. He came home to Vancouver, Washington, later moving to Beaverton, Oregon and working for Tektronix Inc. for the next ten years. Phillip took many classes and trainings at Tektonix, Inc. and did trouble shooting electronic systems in various parts of the United States.

He loved his job, but resigned in 1986, to pursue other ventures. He moved to Battle Ground, Washington and for some time wrote and sold software.

Phillip loved computers and could fix any problems that they presented, setting his mother's accounting business up on a computer in the early years of personal computers. He kept her computer systems up and running for many years.

Among his many interests and hobbies was photography, taking hundreds of pictures. He was an avid reader, interested in world events and enjoyed woodworking. Phillip enjoyed living in the country and also mowing a large yard on a riding lawn mower. He went back to Victor, Montana for two class reunions and greatly enjoyed seeing his old friends, with whom he kept in touch through the years.

Phillip enjoyed his family, coming to visit his mother and sister in Battle Ground, Washington almost every week. He also went to Rainier, Washington to visit his brother.

Phillip is survived by his mother, Waunita M. Herron; sister, Lorena M. Herron; brother, David L. Herron; and three nephews, Bryant F. Herron-Patmon, Adam L. Herron-Patmon and Jay M. Herron. He was preceded in death by his father.

Graveside service were held at Evergreen Memorial Gardens in Vancouver, Washington.

Published in The Columbian, Vancouver, Washington on April 16, 2017
Added by Kay and Duane Douglass on Sep 09, 2017 1:14 PM
Dolores J. Rush
Miami County, KS
Was named Likens or Lykins County as it was named for the Baptist missionary, David Likens (76963755).
I found these names listed for Miami County for the Brown and Bruner family:
Brown, Annie J. -- 1
Brown, Belle -- 1
Brown, Charles H. -- 1
Brown, Elmer H. -- 1
Brown, Florella -- 1
Brown, Florence M. -- 1
Brown, Fred -- 1 | 2
Brown, Frederick -- 1 | 2 | 3
Brown, G. W. -- 1 | 2 | 3
Brown, Jason -- 1 | 2
Brown, John -- 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9
Brown, John L. -- 1
Brown, John, Jr. -- 1 | 1
Brown, John, Sr. -- 1 | 2
Brown, L. T. -- 1 | 2
Brown, Levi T. -- 1
Brown, Maria -- 1
Brown, Martha Snyder -- 1
Brown, Mary E. -- 1 | 2
Brown, O. C. -- 1 | 2 | 3
Brown, Orville C. -- 1 | 2
Brown, Owen -- 1
Brown, P. J. Heddington -- 1
Brown, Spencer -- 1
Bruner, Clara E. -- 1
Bruner, Eliza J. Davendorf -- 1
Bruner, Emma J. -- 1
Bruner, J. H. -- 1
Bruner, Jesse H. -- 1
Bruner, Jesse L. -- 1
Bruner, Joseph -- 1
Bruner, Mary La Rose -- 1
Bruner, Sarah E. -- 1
Bruner, Smith -- 1
Bruner, William S. -- 1
Added by Dolores J. Rush on Aug 21, 2017 4:23 PM
David Shortell
Mary & Peter Cross
Hello, Waunita, My name is Dave Shortell and I am a fellow cemeterian. I am researching Gurley cemetery and I was wondering if you would tell me where you learned that the Cross's were buried there since there is no stone that has survived. Thanks and have a nice day, Dave
Added by David Shortell on Jul 04, 2017 5:57 AM
Dolores J. Rush
Daniel LaRue (71987234)
I wrote a small biography on Daniel LaRue here:
Added by Dolores J. Rush on Jun 20, 2017 12:16 AM
Dolores J. Rush
Re: Melvin LaRue (38339296)
By the way, I descend from Daniel LaRue (71987234), son of Amos Tiffin Davis LaRue, brother to John William LaRue, Melvin's grandfather.
Added by Dolores J. Rush on Jun 19, 2017 12:40 AM
Dolores J. Rush
Re: KT
Kansas Territory, present day Kansas. I'm so used to working in the Kansas Territory, that I automatically use that form. Sorry about that.
Added by Dolores J. Rush on Jun 19, 2017 12:32 AM
RE: Eulalia LaRue # 144464258
Your very welcome.
Added by G.P. on May 31, 2017 7:44 AM
Mary Jane Dial Dayton
I was looking at old newspapers and found an obit for Mary Jane. Posted on her memorial..

Added by Karen on Feb 08, 2017 9:55 PM
Edwin A Kuehn
RE: Ahijah Morris Highsmith # 81677517
I am curious to hear if you have had any success in finding the burial sight of Mr. Highsmith. I still have a memorial in Find A Grave that indicates his burial site is unknown. If it is determined he is buried there I will need to remove my memorial.
Added by Edwin A Kuehn on Feb 05, 2017 4:34 PM
RE: Peden Family
Hi Waunita,
Thanks for all the help.
I did look at the Peden family info. It is great, unfortunately, it does not cover the line I am searching.
I am not a family member. I am helping someone join the DAR through the Peden line. The Quaker records have helped through Alexander Peden and his wife, Lydia Thomas.
I am unable to prove their son, Thomas, who married Sarah Smith.
Added by Anne on Feb 05, 2017 9:54 AM
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