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Melvin Eby

April 18, 1932—Sept. 5, 2019

Buz passed away the morning of Sept. 5, 2019. He was born April 18, 1932, in Longview, WA. He attended school in Kelso. In 1952, he joined the Navy and served for four years. On July 25, 1953, he married Peggy Steiner.

In 1956, he started working for the Washington State Department of Fisheries, where he worked until retirement.

He enjoyed motorcycling, hunting, fishing and walking. Buz and Peggy Volksmarched and completed walks in all 50 states and Canada.

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Buz is survived by his wife Peggy; children Sheryl Hermanson and Sonja Winkelman; seven grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and many nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his son Brad; his parents Clara and Aulden Eby; brothers, Elmo, Elton and sister June.

No service is planned. Donations may be made to Alz.org. Family and friends will honor Buz at the Alzheimer’s Walk September 22 in Olympia.

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