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Sgt John Lawrence Fea

Sgt John Lawrence Fea

Birth
Spokane, Spokane County, Washington, USA
Death 21 Oct 1976 (aged 53)
Eugene, Lane County, Oregon, USA
Burial Portland, Multnomah County, Oregon, USA
Plot COL-1, A, 328
Memorial ID 640728 · View Source
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John Lawrence Fea was born in Spokane, Washington to Thomas Wallace Fea and Mae Fern Schultz Fea. His mother died at an early age and John and his two sister's Jo'nelle and Jennie Wren were raised in Usk, Washington by their father and step-mother, Eda Pearl Ellis Fea. John graduated from Cusick High School in 1940.

Shortly before high school graduation John enlisted, at the age of 17, in the U.S. Army for service in WWII. He was sent to the Pacific and almost immediately became a Pearl Harbor survivor. Following the war, he returned to attend Eastern Washington College in Cheney, Washington, graduating with a Bachelors in Education and Journalism and a Masters in Education. While there, he met Margaret J. Lee and they married July 3, 1946.

During his career in education he was a junior high school teacher in Sunnyside, WA; served as the principal of Quincy, WA elementary school; and later as principal of the Deer Park, WA high school. He became the Washington State Supervisor of Instructional Materials 1958-1962 and was listed in Who's Who in Education. He also spent a year as the editor of the Metaline Falls, WA local newspaper.

In 1963 he was accepted into the Ph.D. program at the University of Oregon and after that pursued a career in the private sector.

He is survived by his wife, Margaret; and three children; Thomas, Kathryn and Lori Anne; and his two sisters, Mrs. Robert Sigler of Portland, OR and Col. J. W. Fea retired of Gresham, Or. He was preceded in death by his parents and stepmother.


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  • Maintained by: Thomas Fea
  • Originally Created by: US Veterans Affairs Office
  • Added: 25 Feb 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 640728
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Sgt John Lawrence Fea (13 Feb 1923–21 Oct 1976), Find A Grave Memorial no. 640728, citing Willamette National Cemetery, Portland, Multnomah County, Oregon, USA ; Maintained by Thomas Fea (contributor 46918681) .