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Donald Ausbun
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Birth: Jun. 23, 1937
Pierce County
Washington, USA
Death: Nov. 24, 2001
Pierce County
Washington, USA

From his obituary is this:
Donald E. Ausbun, age 64, was surrounded by family when he passed away Saturday, November 24th at St Joseph Medical Center in Tacoma, WA. Don grew up in Tacoma and joined the Navy in 1954. He served four years aboard the USS Shangri-la followed by four years in the US Naval Reserves. After serving his country Don enjoyed many years of work as a Diesel Mechanic. He married the love of his life, Lavern, in 1966. Together they raised their four children while enjoying life to its fullest. Don's family was actively involved with the Rainier Scramblers Jeep Club in Spanaway. You would most often find the Ausbuns spending time in the great outdoors. Many weekends were spent participating in club activities and volunteer cleanup trips. Camping, fishing and hunting were made a priority with the Ausbun household. You could often find Don with a wrench in his hand working on one of his jeeps or fixing one of the kids motorbikes. He was a gifted mechanic who liked to tinker. When a wrench wasn't in hand, Don could be found baiting a hook or untangling lines from an assortment of kids' fishing poles swinging about. He loved fishing and anyone willing to go fishing with him. Taking his boat for a ride was fun, but even more so if he got to drop a line. Don's later years gave him the opportunity to take his grandchildren hunting, fishing and camping. Recent trips in the motor home became his preferred way to "rough it". Don's love for life was evident, which he unknowingly shared with those around him. He was a straight shooter who will missed by many, but not forgotten. Don is survived by his loving wife Lavern of 35 years; his daughter Terri Lovell, her husband Monte and their two children, Adam and Elyshia; his daughter Paula Borges; his daughter Donna Colvin, her husband Greg and their two children, Mitchell and Becky; his son RK Ausbun with Jodi and sons Austin and Tanner; his sister Nancy Nesbitt and her family; his sister Jeanie Faye Ausbun and her family; his brother Bill Ausbun and his family. Services will be held at 2:00 PM on Friday, November 30th, 2001 at Fir Lane Memorial Park in Spanaway, WA. Donations may be made to the American Heart Association or American Diabetes Association in lieu of flowers.
U.S. Veterans Gravesites, ca.1775-2006
about Donald Eugene Ausbun
Name: Donald Eugene Ausbun
Service Info.: AA US NAVY 
Fir Lane Memorial Park
Pierce County
Washington, USA
Created by: Sandra Nokes
Record added: Jan 30, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 33402394
Donald Ausbun
Added by: Boojee
Donald Ausbun
Added by: Boojee
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- brenda joyce
 Added: Jun. 17, 2011
He is remembered here, but he rests and runs with the Elk in the mountains. Never forgot, always loved.
- Sandra Nokes
 Added: Jan. 19, 2010
Memorial of Peace
- Boojee
 Added: Jan. 31, 2009

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