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Albert H. DeVoe ( Cave Junction 1947 )

posted: Sep 20, 2004

Al died at the age of 81 on September 15, 2004. He was born in Bristol, Pennsylvania and was an Eagle Scout. He was a licensed Land Surveyor, who taught at Sierra College and was a member of the Blue Devils 88th Infantry with whom he served in North Africa and Italy where he received the Bronze Star for his service.

He received his bachelor’s degree in Forestry from the University of Washington in 1950. Al was a timber appraiser in Oregon, a professional land surveyor in California and Nevada and a credentialed community college instructor in California. He worked for the US Navy Engineering Command West Coast as Chief Surveyor for 10 years, retiring in 1989.

Al participated in Sac Valley Soaring Society and was an NSA member. He also belonged to the Carmichael VFW, Post 5324, and his dedication in the last years was the Historical Folsom Chinese Cemetery. Al jumped at Cave Junction during the 1947 season.