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Max Fernandez


November 7, 2018

Max Fernandez passed Oct. 14 and will be honored at Goldendale Grange Friday, Nov. 16 from 4 to 6:30 p.m.

Maximiliano A Fernandez grew up on a large ranch near Punta Arenas, Chile. His people came from Spain and brought in some of the first merino sheep into the area. As a young man Max found work with Santa Fe Drilling Company that was exploring for oil near the Magellan Straights. When the company left Chile, Max decided to immigrate to California and work his way through Orange Coast College by working weekends, nights, and summers for them.

He worked summers in Seattle suppling barges carrying supplies to the oil fields. When he graduated, he left for Alaska to work in Cook Inlet and...

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