George Rubedew, 84, formerly of Clarkston

FOUR LAKES, Wash. George E. Rubedew, a former timber cruiser and Clarkston resident, died here Dec. 31 of causes related to age. He was 84.
     He began a career of working in the woods in 1919, when he took his first job in the Weippe area.
     He later worked throughout the Northwest cruising timber. He worked privately and for the state of Idaho and Weyerhaeuser Co.
     He was born to William A. and Alice Rubedew Feb. 14, 1902, at Lansing, Mich. The family moved to Moscow in 1910, and to Weippe about 1917, where his father farmed.
     He married Mildred Simmons at Weippe in 1928. She survives at Four Lakes.
     He retired at Clarkston in 1969, and lived there until about six weeks ago, when he and his wife moved to Four Lakes to be near a daughter.
     Survivors in addition to his wife include two daughters, Ellen Tedrow of Four Lakes and Mildred Pankratz of Salem, Ore.; a brother Bill Rubedew of Clarkston; a sister, Kathryn Durrant of Polson, Mont., and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
     The body was cremated at Cheney, Wash.

Lewiston Morning Tribune, January 8, 1987
Transcribed by Jill Leonard Nock

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