Dean Preslar, 61, passed away Jan. 3, 2008, in Crescent City. He was born on April 20, 1946, in Grants Pass, Ore.

Mr. Preslar was a resident of Del Norte County for 50 years. He was a veteran, having served during the Vietnam era with the U.S. Navy.

He enjoyed fishing, gold mining and spending time in the mountains.

He is survived by his daughter, Deanna Marrington of Brookings, Ore., sons Aaron Preslar of Covelo, Calif., and Jason Edwards of Eureka, and his brother, Alan Preslar of Crescent City.

He is also survived by his grandchildren, Vince Preslar of Covelo and Alaura and Tyler Marrington.

No services will be held. Arrangements are under the direction of Wier's Mortuary Chapel of Crescent City.