Gene Dean passed into the presence of his Lord on Thursday, May 28,
2009. Gene was born in Cochranton, Pa., went to high school in El
Paso, Texas, and moved to L.A. where he graduated from Marshall High
School. He went to college, worked as an electrician, and eventually enlisted in the Army Air Corp.
He served as a radio
operator in a B-29 and was stationed on Saipan during WW II. He
married Joan Randall in 1943 and moved to Gasquet in 1948. Their son,
John, was born in 1950. Gene worked in the timber industry and retired
from Miller-Rellim after working for them for 20 years. He was a
member of the American Legion, the Gasquet Volunteer Fire Department,
and, since 1971, of the Gasquet Bible Church where he served as
Treasurer and greeter on Sunday mornings. His ready humor, gentle
spirit, and love for Jesus Christ were appreciated by all who knew him.