March 20, 1924-Jan. 17, 2007

MILTON-FREEWATER - Elvin H. Potter died Jan. 17, 2007, at Walla Walla General Hospital. He was 82.

A graveside service will be held at a later date.

Mr. Potter was born March 20, 1924, in Benkelman, Neb., to Glenn E. and Dorothy Fern Stowe Potter where he grew up and attended schools.

He joined the U.S. Army serving during World War II. He served in the Marshall Islands and Korea and received the Army of Occupation Medal, Victory Medal, Asiatic Pacific Theater Service Medal and the Good Conduct Medal. Mr. Potter was a member of the American Legion Post No. 24.

On June 10, 1944, he married Dorothy Garrett in Walla Walla.

He worked for Milton Ice and Cold Storage, Lamb-Weston and Rogers Walla Walla Cannery before retiring in 1986.

He enjoyed hunting, fishing and watching his children and grandchildren participate in sports.

He is survived by his wife; daughter Sharon Kay Collins of Woodland, Wash.; sons Kevin Potter of Milton-Freewater and Jerry Potter of Springfield; sisters Alma Gillock of Tigard, Donna Speer of Walla Walla and Maxine Billings of Milton-Freewater; brothers Leland Potter, Buck Potter and Don Potter, all of Milton-Freewater, Paul Potter of Marysville, Calif., and Leroy Potter of Kettle Falls, Wash.; sisters Alma Gillock of Tigard, Donna Speer of Walla Walla, and Maxine Billings of Milton-Freewater; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of choice in care of Munselle-Rhodes Funeral Home, 902 S. Main St., Milton-Freewater, 97862.


Recommended for you

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.