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Frank E. Congdon

December 26, 1930 July 16, 2013
Frank E. Congdon
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Frank E. Congdon, 82, of Brookings, passed away in Crescent City, Calif. on July 16, 2013. Frank was born December 26, 1930 in Leonard, Mich., the only child of Ralph and Elizabeth (Yax) Congdon. He grew up there until enlisting in the US Navy where he served during the Korean War. While stationed in California, Frank met Alene. The two began what would be a nearly 60-year marriage when they married on September 4, 1953 in Santa Barbara, Calif. They subsequently moved back to Michigan where Frank started working with the phone company. He transferred to Pacific Bell in San Jose, California in 1978 where he spent the rest of his career as a fiber optic technician. Following Frank’s retirement, in 1989, he and Alene moved to Brookings, Ore. Frank loved to play golf and was a member of the men’s club at Salmon Run Golf Course. He also enjoyed tinkering with electronics and made sure that all the family photographs were transferred to each new technology as it became available. Frank was a member of the Masonic Lodge and the Brookings Elks Lodge #1934. Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Alene of Brookings, son, Daniel M. Congdon and his life partner Linda Walling of Bothel, Wash., David B. Congdon and his wife, Cathy of Westland, Mich., daughter Laurie M. Bullard and her husband, Dave of Eugene, Ore., grandchildren, Janis Congdon, James Congdon, Kathryn Bullard and Karalyn Bullard. A memorial service will be held at a later date in Eugene, Ore. where Frank will be laid to rest. Condolences may be expressed online at www.redwoodmemorial.net.

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