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Volume 5, Number 34 - November 17, 2005
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Jack M. French

Jack M. French Jr., 65, of Pinedale died Friday, Nov. 4,2005, in Pinedale.

Jack was born Dec. 10, 1939, to Jack Mylon French and Georgia Claire Lamb. His early years were spent in Salem, Ore.; the family moved to Healdsburg, Calif., in 1956. He was a graduate of Healdsburg High School and earned an engineering degree from California Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo.

He designed boosters for missiles for United Technologies Corp, becoming plant superintendent in Sunnyvale, Calif., and relocated to Riverside, Calif., to open a plant there.

His joys were hunting, fishing, wilderness activities and horses, so he moved to Jackson and eventually to Pinedale, and never looked back.

He became a stonemason and a journeyman electrician. He built custom homes, lived in them and then sold them.

Jack is survived by his wife, Elna, of Pinedale; two daughters: Marla and Linnae of Redding, Calif.; three stepsons: Mikel and Jared Foster of Pinedale and Steven Foster of Salt Lake City, Utah; three grandchildren: Danielle, Katy and Jared, all of Redding; his elder sister, Sharyn, of Salem; and his twin sister, Barbara, of Kingman, Ariz.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

He will be interred in the Butteville, Ore., cemetery. A memorial service was held Thursday, Nov.10, in Pinedale; a family memorial service will be held in the spring at Butteville.

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