Poole, Elwyn L. – Obituary

Elwyn L. Poole, 85, of Pendleton, died Thursday, Jan. 23, 1986, at Delamarter Care Center. He was born Feb. 21, 1900 in Rio, Miss., the son of Richard and Inez Poole.

He attended Emerson Institute of Technology in Washington, D.C., and worked for various agencies of the federal government. When he retired in 1962 he was employed by the General Services Administration as an air conditioning engineer.

On March 8, 1924, he married Ethel Alline Bound of Bailey, Miss. They lived in the District of Columbia, Arlington, Va., Walla Walla and Phoenix, Ariz. Poole came to Pendleton in 1977 to be near his daughter, Merle (Mrs. Robert) Blanc. His first wife died in 1978 and on April 22, 1982, he married Fannie Molstrom at Camlu Retirement Apartments, Pendleton.

Survivors include his wife in Pendleton; son, Alfred of Kent, Wash.; daughter, Merle Blanc of Pendleton; stepdaughter Betty Wiginton of San Francisco, Calif.; seven grandchildren, nine great grandchildren, and two step-grandchildren. A son, Edward, and a grandson, Frederick Elwyn Poole, died earlier.

Recitation of the rosary will be Sunday, 7:30 p.m. in the chapel at Burns Mortuary, Pendleton. A graveside service will be held Monday, 10 a.,. at the Mountain View Cemetery in Walla Walla. Contributions may be made to the St. Anthony Hospital Auxiliary or to a charity of donor’s choice.

Contributed by: Shelli Steedman

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