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Obituary: George Herbert Converse

Posted: Wednesday, September 26, 2001

George Herbert Converse died Sept. 23, 2001, in Port Angeles, Wash.

Born Dec. 2, 1921, to Wilbur and Myrtle Converse in Douglas, Converse was schooled in Juneau and stationed with the Army in Haines, the Pribiloff Islands and Nome.

He married Doris LeVan in August 1956 in Juneau. He worked at the Juneau sawmill, drove a cab and worked for Alaska Electric Light & Power Co. before retiring to Sequim, Wash., in 1983. In 1998 he married Elinor Foss of Sequim.

Converse was a member of the Elks #420 in Juneau and an Associate Member at Sequim Elks. He was a member of Good Sam's Club, the Eagles, and the Veterans of Foreign Wars in Sequim.

He was preceded in death by his first wife Doris.

He is survived by his wife Elinor of Sequim; sister Viola Hanson of Johnson City, Tenn.; and many nieces and nephews in Alaska, Washington and Tennessee.

A celebration of life will be held at the Sequim Elks on the afternoon of Thursday, Sept. 27.



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