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Vernon Maw



Vernon Maw was born at home in Roswell, Idaho on June 8, 1927 to Harlan and Marie Maw. He grew up in the eastern Oregon areas of Vale and Nyssa. Vern served in the United States Army from 1947 until 1949 and earned his GED shortly thereafter.

Upon his discharge from military service, Vern enrolled at Oregon State University where he earned a degree in wildlife biology. He worked for the State of Oregon as a wildlife biologist in Summer Lake and Prineville, Oregon.

Vern married Colleen Caudell and the couple had four children. They lived in Prineville and later divorced. On November 12, 1983, Vern married Dorothy Saunders and moved to Goldendale where he spent several years working for Kl...

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