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Earl D. Nash

The Intermountain News of Burney, California

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Army veteran, 94

Earl D. Nash, 94, passed away on Sept, 26, 2015, in Greenfield, Missouri.

He was born in Adin, California, on April 5, 1921, to Roy and Ethel Nash.

He was the fourth of seven children and is survived by his sister, Leta Konvalin of Jackson, California. He is also survived by his daughters Virginia Dedmon of Greenfield, Missouri, Barbara Robidoux of Redding, Merridee Glaze of McArthur, nine grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, as well as numerous nephews and nieces.

Earl married Mary Samson of McArthur in 1949 and she preceded him in death in 1993.

Earl had a full and rich life. He graduated from high school, in Adin, California, having thoroughly enjoyed being a member of one of the famous winning basketball teams in the history of the high school.

He entered the U.S. Army Air Corp on Nov. 17, 1942, and served until Feb. 21, 1946. He proudly served as a sergeant and was a small aircraft pilot in WWII.

After his service, he worked as a delivery truck driver bringing goods from Redding to Alturas. Along his route he delivered goods to Samson's Service in McArthur where he met the owner's daughter, Mary Samson.

After Earl and Mary were married they took over ownership of Samson's Service, and continued to work there for 24 years.

Earl enjoyed taking his family on many vacations around the United States and into Canada and Mexico. Earl enjoyed camping, fishing, hunting, baseball, and visiting his sisters and brothers at yearly reunions.

In 1973 Samson's Service was sold, and Earl began working for Lorenz Lumber Company until he retired 10 years later.

In 1995 he moved to Greenfield, Missouri, where he lived for 20 years.

Among other things, Earl was a favorite uncle, he enjoyed giving people nicknames that he would greet them with, and he was well liked wherever he went. He will be greatly missed.

Services were held on Oct. 10, 2015, at the Adin Community Bible Church in Adin, California, with a military honors ceremony at the Adin Cemetery, followed by refreshments at the church hall.

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Original Publication Date: October 21, 2015

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