Carl Lee Pellham died on July 14, 2021. He was born on January 7, 1950 to Carl and Gwen Pellham in Vancouver, Washington.
He attended elementary school in Quincy, where he graduated from eighth grade, and then went to Clatskanie High School as a freshman and sophomore before the family moved to Rainier, where Carl played varsity football and was elected president of his senior class . In 1968 he graduated from Rainier High School.
He entered the Navy and served our country for eight years with multiple tours in the South Pacific. After retiring, he worked for NORPAC paper mill in Longview, Washington for 25 years before retiring to the Pellham Hills. During his retirement, he served on the board of directors of the Rainier Historical Society, where he contributed to the Rainier High School football history collection. He had a passion for collecting depression glass and baseball cards. He was a well known member of the community and was seen often at Cornerstone, the Senior Center, and Rainier High School football games.
Carl is survived by his siblings Roxanne (Lonny) Hadlock, Steve (Joanne) Pellham, and Bill (Colleen) Pellham; four nieces; a nephew; four great nieces; and three great nephews.
Carl’s parents died in 2020 and the family couldn’t honor their deaths. Please join the family to celebrate life for Carl and his parents on Saturday, August 21, 2021 at 11:30 a.m. in the Rainier High School Auditorium, followed by a military deployment for Carl to Green Mountain Cemetery on Larson Road.
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