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“Norm was a good friend. I am sorry that I just found out about his passing. I was a missionary for the LDS church inVancouver when I met Norm. His...Read More »
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“Jay and I were sorry to hear of His passing just yesterday. We considered the Easts great friends. I am happy to think of them together again. ...Read More »
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“Norm was a great man and a good friend. I was very happy to get to know the family better. The Patriot Guard was awesome today. ”
3 of 4 | Posted by: Larry Jackson - Vancouver, WA

“I will always remember making homemade ice cream with Grandpa and how he would tickle us untill we would cry :) ”
4 of 4 | Posted by: Debbie - Monroe, WA

Norman J. East Norman Judkins East, age 93, of Vancouver, WA passed away June 27, 2012 of Cancer. Born September 25, 1918 in Ogden, Utah, The son of Oscar Earl East and Ella Hortense Judkins East. When he was three the family moved to a farm in Warren Utah where he learned to work hard at an early age. He farmed, worked for the Odgen-Standard Examiner and at one time had a small grocery store. He is survived by his sister Cleo Neugart of Sun City, California, 2 step-daughters Dolores Minson and Jacqueline Norris with their spouses Don and Ronald, 11 grandchildren, 29 great-grandchildren and 1 great great grandson as well as his dear friend and care giver Virginia Bissinger. Preceded in death by parents, and infant son Richard, a young daughter Peggy, 1 great-great granddaughter Brooke Cameron and his wife of 47 years Juanita Richardson East who passed April 13, 2005. Mr. East was an active and faithful member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints having served in the church his entire life. He had held numerous church callings including scouting leader, teacher, Branch President in Rainier Oregon and for the Cambodian branch in Long Beach, CA, Bishopric and High Council Member, to name just a few. He had also served faithfully as a worker in the LDS Temple. Blessed with a rich singing voice, he had participated in several concerts and was a member of the church choir for many years. As a boy he played violin and performed harmonica trios with his parents. He loved classical music and classic movies. A well educated man, Mr. East had graduated from Weber County High School, the LDS seminary and LDS institute of Religion. He earned his Bachelors and Masters Degrees at the University of Utah. He also received counseling credentials. He served in the U.S. Army from 1941-1946 having been promoted to the rank of Sergeant and was stationed in Alaska, California and Guam. He received an Honorable Discharge in 1946. After his Army service and University graduation he began teaching for 2 ½ years in Rainer, OR then moved to southern California to teach, coach sports and be the boys counselor in the Bellflower Unified School District. Norm was a competitive bowler, along with his wife Juanita. They bowled together in local leagues and had much success. After her death he continued to bowl until the end of April 2012 when failing eyesight and poor health prevented participation. Memorial Services will be held Friday. July 6, 2012 at 11:00am at the Fairway Village LDS Church (13600 SE McGillavray, Vancouver, WA). Internment Friday July 6th at 9:30am at the Willamette National Cemetery 11800 SE Mt. Scott Blvd., Portland OR 97026. He will be escorted by the Patriot Guard and be buried with Military Honors. The viewing and visitation will be Thursday July 5th, 2012 from 6:00pm-8:00pm at Evergreen Memorial Gardens Funeral Home 1101 NE 112th Ave Vancouver, WA 98684.

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