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Everette Bane



A lifelong resident of Klickitat County, Everette E. Bane passed away at his home in Centerville on Friday, Jan. 7, 2011 at the age of 59.

He was born Dec. 3, 1951 in Goldendale, Washington to George E. Bane and Azalee Roderick Bane. He grew up in Goldendale and spent a lot of time on his grandparents' farm in Pleasant Valley. He graduated from Goldendale High School and served in the Air Force from 1970-72. He was stationed at McChord AFB in Tacoma and served in the Vietnam War.

In high school, he worked for several farmers in the area, including the Eshelman's and Don and Wayne Hoctor. He loved to farm and to operate equipment. He hauled a lot of hay and also held a job at the Oasis Cafe as the stockboy/janitor during high school. He loved to fix old cars and drive fast.

In the spring of 1971, he met his future wife, Judy A. Enyeart and they dated throughout that year while he was stationed at McChord AFB. His future father-in-law, Luke Enyeart, recognized a good thing when he saw it and when Everette used to drive down from McChord on a regular basis to see Judy, he usually ended up in a tractor somewhere before their dates.

They were married June 10, 1972, and Judy went back to high school and graduated in 1973. Everette found jobs around the county, including pouring the concrete for the then new grain elevator at Klickitat Valley Grain Growers. He drove log trucks for a lot of years, worked construction and twice went to Montana to work for Bonneville Power Administration maintaining their huge power lines. He really enjoyed that.

Two daughters were born to Everette and Judy, Lucinda Lynn in 1975 and Kacie Lee in 1977. He loved his girls very much and was very proud of them.

He suffered ill health for the last several years of his life and didn't get out much, but he loved to care for his yard and garden and kept them beautifully groomed as long as he was able. He was someone people knew they could come to for help and support and he gladly gave what he could to anyone who asked.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his grandparents, B.W. and Lucinda Bane, his stepmother, Wilma Tallman Bane, his Uncle Buel Bane and Aunt Edna and his cousins David and Blair Bane.

He is survived by his wife Judy of Centerville, daughters Lucinda Letson of Goldendale and Kacie Bane of Cave Creek, Ariz .; his brothers, Paul of Boise, Idaho and Ben of Spokane; cousins Bruce and Ronald of Goldendale, and Lucy in the Longview area; and numerous beloved nieces and nephews. He will be greatly missed.

Services are scheduled to be held Friday, Jan. 14, 2011 at Columbia Hills Funeral Chapel in Goldendale at 11 a.m. A dinner will be served at the Goldendale Grange Hall following the graveside service at the Centerville Cemetery.


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