Warren Franklin Brazle, 90, was born on Sept. 2, 1921 in Withrow, Wash., to Winifred and Ella Brazle (Love). He moved peacefully to his heavenly home on Jan. 7, 2012 in Milwaukie, Ore., surrounded by his family.
He attended school in Loomis and graduated from Molson High School in 1942 as Valedictorian of his class.
Warren married Margaret Rairdan on Oct. 24, 1943 in Oroville. They had two daughters, Beverly and Verita.
He married Dolly Holmes (Silverthorn) on Aug. 24, 1968 in Everett, Wash., and he adopted daughter, Julie. They resided in Everett until 1979 until they moved to Chesaw, Wash., where he built their retirement home and lived until five years ago when they moved to Milwaukie, Ore
Over his life, Warren built several houses, presided over funeral services, farmed, owned a grocery store and a sawmill. As a young man he enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping and horseback riding. He will be remembered for building the best fences, singing silly songs, driving a banged up pickup truck, never meeting a stranger and great story telling. He always liked to say he could tell a story any way he wanted since he was about the only one left who’d know if he was telling it right or not.
One of the greatest accomplishments of Warren’s life was seeing a church started in Chesaw. The meetings were held in their home until the building for the Knob Hill Home Economics Club was completed (of which he was a major part). He loved his family, his cows and especially his last dog, Buffy, not necessarily in that order.
Warren is survived by his wife, Dolly; three daughters, Beverly Boxleitner (Dick) of Deer Park, Verita Rowton (Dale) of Curlew and Julie McCorkle (Philip) of Milwaukie; one step-daughter, Kathy Holmes of Everett, Wash.; 18 grandchildren, 34 great-grandchildren, one sister, Donna Harvey of Wenatchee; one brother, Dean Brazle of Chesaw; and numerous nieces and nephews.
A celebration of his life will be held later in the spring. Location to be determined.