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					ASSOCIATION of RETIRED
FISH and WILDLIFE SERVICE

Permanent Address:

EMPLOYEES

698 Conservation Way Shepherdstown, WV 25443

NEWSLETTER
NOVEMBER 2005

Retirees Gather in Portland

Check out the Fish & Wildlife Service Retirees Website:

http://training.fws.gov/history/retirees.html

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ASSOCIATION of RETIRED
FISH and WILDLIFE SERVICE

Permanent Address:

EMPLOYEES

698 Conservation Way Shepherdstown, WV 25443

NEWSLETTER November 2005

Check out the Fish & Wildlife Service Retirees Website:

http://training.fws.gov/history/retirees.html

Another great retiree‟s reunion! This time retired colleagues of the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service gathered for their 7 th annual reunion in Portland, Oregon, from September 15-18, 2005. Over 250 retirees and spouses from across the U.S. and their guests, along with current Service personnel, gathered for the social activities and field trips. The theme of this reunion was the Lewis & Clark „Corps of Discovery’ who 200 years ago was headed down the Columbia River on their way to over-winter on the Pacific Ocean. The reunion site was the Red Lion Hotel on the banks of the Columbia River, a place one could close their eyes and just imagine a fleet of half-starved, scruffy men paddling dug out canoes. The retirees visited the Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge and the newly completed replica of a Cathlapotle plankhouse, a site that the expedition visited on their journey. The journals describe a series of these large plankhouses along the banks of the river with a population of Cathlapotle people equal to that of St. Louis. Also visited was the Spring Creek National Fish Hatchery to view the migrating Tule fall chinook salmon and spawning operations. They then were treated to a salmon bar-b-que and attended the dedication of the new Lower Columbia River Fish Health Center at Willard, Washington. It is a far cry from the original first fish health biologist in this area who‟s lab was one corner of a hatchery building, a table and a microscope. The new fish health center represents an advanced, state-of-the-art fish health laboratory. The lab delivers varied fish health diagnostic, treatment, and prevention support to Service hatcheries in the lower Columbia as well as working to preserve the health of the precious remaining wild stocks of fish in the Columbia River Basin, which remains one of the world‟s at risk and most important salmon producing areas. Many local Service personnel joined with the retirees for an icebreaker social and at the annual banquet. The social featured heavy hors d‟oeuvres and some of the famous Northwest microbrew beer while the banquet featured a Northwest theme of crab stuffed salmon and Willamette Valley wines. The latent artistic talent among retirees was also evident with the donation of watercolors, pictures, carved ivory jewelry for the raffles and silent auction. This personal touch augmented the generous donations of local companies such as Leupold & Stevens who contributed a largess of optical and clothing products, and Widmer Brewing for their microbrewed beer and Ducks Unlimited for contributing to the icebreaker social. During the banquet, the Heritage Committee 2005 award went to retiree Norm Olson. He was responsible for the planning and set-up of numerous refuges in Alaska under the ANILCA legislation. He meticulously saved all of the relevant materials from the process, and it is the first collection that the NCTC archives has ever received that comes to us in its entirety, fully organized and documented. And finally, on a beautiful late summer day, a special thanks to Bill and Deanna Shake who guided 15 retirees on a wine tasting trip in the northern Willamette Valley. The highlight was a catered lunch at the beautiful Willa Kenzie winery. Overall, the reunion brought together many former coworkers and highlighted many old memories and story telling. Overheard were statements like, “It is the first of these I have attended but likely not the last. It was great seeing so many old

friends after so many years! You can count on me for a wood carving donation at next year’s event!” And to think, it all started just 6 years ago when 13 retirees gathered at the National Conservation Training Center and has now grown into this much anticipated annual event. The 2006 reunion is already scheduled in Albuquerque during balloon fiesta week.

2006 Reunion Scheduled
During October 9-13, 2006, the Association of Retired Fish and Wildlife Service Employees reunion will hold its annual reunion during the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta. The Reunion will be headquartered at the MCM Elegante Hotel located at 2020 Menaul Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87107. A special room rate of $89 + tax includes a full hot breakfast buffet and two free cocktails. Room rates are valid for 3 days before and 3 days after the reunion, if space is available. Reservations can be made as early as December 1, 2005 by phoning 1-866-650-4900. For those wishing to bring an RV, „dry‟ camping will be permitted in the hotel parking lot. The hotel offers a free shuttle to the airport, malls, Old Town, and to the Balloon Fiesta Park and Ride – anything within a 5-mile radius. The nearby Sandia and Isleta casinos offer free shuttles.

Draft Outline of Planned Schedule of Events:
Monday, October 9; Registration 2-5 pm in Crest Ballroom Tuesday, October 10; 8:30-4, Workshops and Business Meeting Icebreaker Social – 6-10 pm – Embassy Ballroom Wednesday, October 11; Banquet, 6-10 pm – Embassy Ballroom Thursday, October 12; 8:30 am, Bus Trip to Bosque Del Apache National Wildlife Refuge, catered lunch - 2 hour drive Special Shapes Rodeo at Balloon Park, 4-9 pm Friday, October 13; Balloon Prize Grab contest, 5-10 am Reunion close-out meeting

New Association Board Meets
On a business note, the Association of Retired FWS Employees held its first formal meeting. The newly elected Board of Directors for 2006 began a new era of leading the fledging group of retired colleagues into a formal organization. The Board members and officers are Judy Pulliam, Chairperson; Wendell Ogden, Vice Chair; John Blankenship, Secretary-Treasurer; and, Jerry French, Jerry Grover, Denny Holland, Dorothe Norton, Jo Quinter, and Peter Stine completing the Board membership. During the business session meeting, the Board accepted the draft Association Bylaws that had been under review for the past year with the following additions or amendments:  A $25 Association membership dues was established for the sustaining and the friends membership categories, subject to review at the next Board meeting. No action was taken to establish a lifetime dues level.  It was decided the Board terms for 2006 would begin Oct. 1, 2005 but thereafter begin on January 1.

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The Association Bylaws were signed on September 15 and the Retirees Association now has official operational guidance.

A Note from Judy Pulliam
“I am excited about taking on the Chairperson role and hope I can fill the big (and competent) shoes left by former Chairperson Jerry Grover. I plan on working closely with the newly formed Board (and many other retirees) to provide another fantastic Retirees Reunion in Albuquerque in 2006! I will also be working towards increasing our membership even further ... I know who you are and I know where to find you!! Don't be surprised if I track you down and ask for your input on various subjects since I strongly believe in leading from behind and trying my best to accurately represent the desires of the group as a whole. Feel free to contact me by e-mail at Judy_Pulliam@fws.gov or at 706-268-3970” Thank You, Judy P

E-Mail ?
If you have e-mail and did not receive an October notice that Dale Hall was approved as the new Director of the Fish and Wildlife Service, it means I don‟t have your current e-mail address or that you have spam blocking software that isn‟t allowing the batch e-mail from the Retirees Association to your computer. To Update or Receive FWS Retiree E-mail – Send your current e-mail address to: Groverjerry.judy@att.net To Set Spam Blocking Software to accept batch messaging from the Retirees Association, set it to: fws-retiree@lists.fws.gov this address must be allowed /accepted by your e-mail account. As has been the promises to you, your address is in a secure data base and will not be shared outside of the Fish & Wildlife Service or the Retirees Association.

The Following Retirees Attended All or Parts of the Reunion
If you would like a first hand account of the 2005 Retirees reunion, here are the folks who took part. Give them a call! Adams, Edith Baker, Dot & Dick Bartonek, Jim Blackard, Jerry & Dorthe Blus, Lawrence & Donna Burke, Barbara Buterbaugh, Galen & Glenda Carr, Don & Mureen Collins, Ed & Ruth Cunningham, Earl & Ann Dobel, Don & Shirley Donnelly, Marguerite Dwyer, Tom Evans, Gary& Ann Fischer, Bob Fortenbery, Don & Luann Appel, Eileen Barney, Elmo & Nancy Benvenuti, Paul & Winifred Blankenship, John Buechner, Virgil & Lois Burkeholder, Bob Carlson, Ed & Dottie Carter, Pete & Lynn Coon, Richard & Nancy Dixon, Peggy Doebel, John & Peggy Duncan, Tom & Peg Ellis, John Fields, Bob & June Forner, Ed & Barb Foster, John & Sue

French, Jerry & Pat Gannon, Lola & John Garrett, Phil & Nelda Green, John Gritman, Dick & Pat Hartmann, Paul & Janelle Heffernan, Dave & Catherine Hill, Don & Goldie Holland, Denny & Kathy Jacobson, Bob & Bonnie Jacoby, Judee & Arlen Key, Jack & Yvonne Kistner, Don & Lorraine LaMotte, Ed & Kathy LeFever, Morris & Susan Lenhart, Dave & Judy Marshall, Dave & Georgia Leupold Martin, Bill & Nancy Matthews, Jim & Jerrie McDaniel, Travis & Joyce McLaughlin-Stevens, Toni Meyer, Bill & Nancy Miller, Russ & Carolyn Moore, Dick & Sheila Mozejko, Al Mundinger, Evelyn Neal, Clara Norton, Dorothe Ogden, Wendell Olson, Norman & Jan Plenert, Marv & Carol Quinter, Jo Rhode, Elaine Ritter, Barb & Jerry Rodgers, Dick Ruesink, Bob & Joyce Schranck, Barney & Barb Shake, Bill & Deanna Shaw, Jim & Rose Steuke, Wally & Joan Sweeney, Bill & Anne Teeter, Jim & Maria Tisdale, Jimmie & Jacque Visscher, Larry and Arlene Wallenstrom, Rolf, & Ginnie West, Jack & Ruth Wiseman, Bruce & Nicki

Friberg, Don Garner, Ken & Donna Gillett, Jim & Shirl Greenwalt, Lynn & Judy Grover, Jerry & Judy Hasty, Charles & Betty Helvie, Jack & Bev Hills, Marguerite & David Hout, Jerry & Hazelle Jacobson, Winston Johnston, Charlie King, Jim & Mary Lou Kurtz, John & Sue Leek, Steve & Darlene Lehenbauer, Phil & Helen Loth, Ed & Nancy Marsolek, Lowell & Patricia Marvin, Janet McAndrews, Tom & Joan McKevitt, Jim McLean, Scott & Donna Miller, Robert & Irma Moholt, Wes & Vivian Morris, Earnie & Edna Mulder, Barry Myshak, Dick Nelson, Harvey O‟Brien, Tom O'Halloran, Pat & Janet Peffer, Onnie Pospahala, Dick & Christy Reeves, Milt & Marilyn Riley, Dave Robertson, Doug Roehm, Gerry Salyer, Jim & Neva Schwindt, Ken & Janice Shanks, Larry & Carleen Smith, Tom & Helen Stine, Pete & Marlene Taylor, Gib & Sally Tinsley, Chuck & Betty Troester, Herb & Theresa Ann Wahlin, Ron Weaver, Ron & Nancy Westberg, Jacque

Information has been Provide on the Passing of the Following Fish & Wildlife Service Colleagues
Information Received since the May 2004 Retiree‟s Newsletter
Dr. Bob Lennon, 86, of St. Charles, MN, passed away on August 3, 2004. He was a fighter pilot for the U.S. Army Air Force from 1940-45 before he began his career with the Bureau of Sport Fisheries and Wildlife. Robert Lennon (The Doc) enjoyed a 31 year career as a Research Scientist first at

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Leetown, WV, and then to begin the Service‟s Fish Control Lab in 1959 at La Crosse, WI. He was dedicated conservationist, great storyteller and was loved by his family and co-workers. Thanks to Joseph Hunn Wesley R. Jones, 81, of Shell Lake, WI, died Saturday, May 28, 2005 at Spooner Nursing Home. He was born July 8, 1923, in Naugatuck, CT. He was a veteran of WWII and fought in the Battle of the Bulge and was awarded the Bronze Star. Wesley obtained degrees from the University of Connecticut and University of Massachusetts. As a wildlife biologist, most of his career was spent working for the U. S. Fish & Wildlife Service, either in National Wildlife Refuges Program or the Animal Damage Control Program. He is survived by his wife, Barbara of Shell Lake. Thanks Jerry French Arthur (Art) S. Hale died at St. Mary's Hospital in Grand Junction, CO on May 8, 2005. He was 91 years old. He was born in Blue River, KY on 8/1/13. He graduated from Berea college in 1937. He married Ione Sachau in Spearfish, SD in 1942 and entered on duty at Spearfish the same year. He served in the U.S. Army Air Corps as an Aviation Physiologist during WWII. In addition to Spearfish he was stationed at Orlando, FL; Bethesda, MD; Kansas City, MO; Grand Island, NE; Boise, ID; Eureka, CA and Lakewood, CO during his 33 years of service. In Lakewood he was Supervisor of River Basin Studies in Ecological Services. Thanks Neal Ward Jerry, I just received word that Stan MacDougall passed away Thursday May 5th at his home in Port Angeles, WA. There will not be a memorial service. I have no other details. Clarence Johnson Charles Evans, 84, died on April 24, 2005 in Olympia, WA. He worked as Chief of River Basins in Alaska over a lengthy period during the trans-Alaska pipeline years and with the Native Settlement Claims Act. Like others in Alaska, he knew the state well, having piloted a service aircraft that took him throughout the state. Cal Lensink tells me that Charles began his service career as a flyway biologist working out of Patuxent. He was flying for the military when WWII began. Charles spent most of his retirement years on Lummi Island, WA. Charles and his wife later moved to a retirement home at Panorama City near Lacy, WA. Charles had Lou Gehrig's disease and died from complications relating to it Thanks to Dave Marshall Dr John Byrne died April 15, 2005. He worked in the Portland Regional Fisheries Office as a Senior Fisheries Scientist and had retired in 1998.. He provided technical review and analysis of complex fisheries data and issues for senior managers. His peers and colleagues had the up most respect for John‟s input to problem solving. They also enjoyed his great since of humor. John played a central role in developing regional fisheries plans which set long-term direction for Service activities in the Northwest and California. On two occasions the Region hosted delegations of Chinese Government fisheries scientists and John was the Services‟ Senior Scientist who accompanied them during their visit. John was not only a coworker but a personal friend to many. While John was an exceptional fisheries

scientist he was also an avid angler. Salmon and steelhead feared him when he picked up his rod and reel. Thanks, Bill Shake I have been advised that Elizabeth B. Losey, 91, passed away on April 13 while in her winter lodgings in Florida. She had suffered a sudden heart attack and never regained consciousness. Elizabeth was hired by J. Clark Salyer at Seney NWR to be one of the first biologists assigned to any refuge. She remained associated with Seny from its earliest days, though she was not always an employee of FWS. She was an active volunteer for many years and was well-known for her ability to identify birds from their songs, a skill she maintained by diligent and continuous study. She wrote a carefullyresearched history of Seney NWR, which was published in 2003. She was preparing to return to her home close by Seney Refuge in time to see the Sharptail Grouse in their Spring mating dances when she was stricken. Thank you, Lynn Greenwalt Wamon Ellis Klett died Wednesday, April 6, 2005, following a lengthy battle with leukemia. Ellis was born in 1936, in Menard, Texas. Ellis graduated from Menard High School in May 1954 and on Sept. 4, he married his childhood sweetheart, Raydell Andrews. They celebrated their 50th anniversary this past summer with a garden party at the home of her sister and brother-in-law, Ramona and Floyd Napier Jr., the same home they were married in. In 1958, Ellis graduated from Texas A&M University with a degree in range management. He then went to work for the Bureau of Indian Affairs on the Navajo Reservation. He worked 12 years for BIA serving the Navajo, the Eight Northern Pueblos and the Mescalero Apache in New Mexico, and the Flathead and Blackfeet Reservations in Montana. Ellis left the BIA and returned to Texas Tech where he obtained a master‟s degree in range and wildlife in 1969. He then returned to the Department of Interior with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife service and worked with this agency until his retirement. Ellis served in Portland, Ore., Washington D.C., Minneapolis, Minn., Austin, Texas, and Albuquerque, N.M. Upon his retirement in 1988, he was awarded the Meritorious Service Award. Thanks to Jim Pulliam for pasing along this notice. Peter S. Suich 71, of Danville, N.H. passed away February 18, 2005, at the Hospice of Dayton. He was a graduate of the U. of Michigan in Wildlife Management. He worked in the Boston Regional Office and was noted as a long time youth programs coordinator before his retirement. Thanks Denny Holland Verlon Carter who was regional forester for Region 4 Refuges for many years died Easter morning, 3/27. Verlon had been sick for several years and suffered two strokes during the past month. Thanks to Rudy Rudolph Henry (Hank) Hansen died on March 3, 2005, as a result of diabetes complications. He lived in Oak Harbor, WA after he retired from the FWS. He is survived by his wife Doris. He had a distinguished career with the FWS (Alaska, Wash. D.C. and Hawaii) and also in WWII where he flew a P-51 in 75 combat

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missions earning the Distinguished Flying Cross and the Bronze Star among other medals. In 1955 he became the first waterfowl biologist for the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service in Alaska. Hank developed a program for monitoring waterfowl populations by aerial survey in Alaska, the same system still used today. He did pioneering work on several species of geese, swans and ducks, authored dozens of technical and popular articles, and received a meritorious service and numerous other awards. Hank is still remembered by his peers as an expert on Alaskan waterfowl and no finer person to have shared a camp with. Hank went to Washington, D.C. in 1966 as a Deputy and then Branch Chief, and later returned to Alaska as Deputy Regional Director. His last assignment was in Hawaii as Area Director for the Pacific Trust Territories and Hawaii. He retired to Whidbey Island, WA in 1979 after 34 years of distinguished state, military and federal service. Thanks, Gene Kridler On May 3, 2005, Baine Carter died with cancer at the home of his son David, in Samish Island, WA. He was a graduate of Oregon State U. with a degree in Biology that led him to a 30year career with the NWR system working with desert bighorn sheep and Pacific flyway waterfowl. He was the Manager of Amchitka Island of the Aleutian Island NWR during the testing there. He retired in 1972. Thanks, Dick Rodgers Lawrence “Larry” William DeBates of Amity, Oregon, died unexpectedly on July 16, 2005 in Kenyon, Minnesota where he was recuperating from recent surgery. Larry was born December 18, 1931 in Jasper, Minnesota, served 4 years in the Navy and then attended South Dakota State University, graduating in 1959 with a degree in Wildlife Management. He met Greta Houtman in college and they were married on February 6, 1960. She preceded him in death in 2003. During his early career as a professional wildlife manager, he and Greta lived in South Dakota, North Dakota and Minnesota. In 1973 they moved with their three girls to Beaverton, Oregon where Larry spent the remainder of his career serving as the Assistant Regional Director in charge of Refuges and Wildlife in the Portland Regional office of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Larry retired in 1990 and he and Greta moved to rural Amity, Oregon. During retirement, he was a founding member of Friends of Yamhill County, an active member of CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children), a tax preparation volunteer for AARP (American Association of Retired People) and he was appointed by the State Land Conservation and Development commission to its Citizen Involvement Advisory Committee. Thanks to Milt Reeves & Kahler Martinson I need to pass on the sad news of the death of Claude Maynard of Angleton, Texas. Claude worked for 17 years as a Construction Inspector at the Texas Mid-Coast Refuge Complex. He worked formerly with the Soil Conservation Service for 29 years. During his tenure as a permanent intermittent employee, he designed and built many miles of dikes and roads and installed hundreds of

water control structures to create a tremendous amount of wetland habitat. Claude passed away on July 28, 2005. Ron Bisbee Phyllis Weisz died on 8/14/05 - she had been hired at the Twin Cities in March of 1987 and worked in the Law Enforcement Office for several years - then transferred to Reno, NV, where she was the secretary in SA Branzell's office - and her last tour of duty was in Boise, ID, Law Enforcement office until she retired in the mid 1990's. Cards/sympathy notes, etc. can be sent to JoAnne Weisz, 3923 W. 154th Street, Rosemount, MN 55068-1591. Thanks Dorothe Norton Dr. Howard Tait of Slidell, LA, died of cancer on August 12, 2005. Dr. Tait was in the FWS Research Division and was the Laboratory Director at the Ann Arbor Fisheries Research lab before going to his last assignment as Laboratory Director at the FWS National Coastal Ecosystem Team in Slidell, LA. Dr. Tait is survived by his wife, Marian, and a daughter. Cards may be sent to Marian Tait, 1150 Rue Orleans, Slidell, LA 70458. Larry Shanks Thomas Garrett of Mt Angel, OR passed away on August 18, 2005, at the age of 90. Before his career with the Fish & Wildlife Service, he had participated in the invasion of Normandy and was a veteran of the Battle of the Bulge. First Sergeant Thomas Garratt served in the 18th AirBorne Corps. Always an avid hunter, Tom came back to Corps Headquarters in Epernay, France with a wild boar strapped over the star in the General's jeep during the Battle of the Bulge. His FWS career began in May 1946, at Refuges in Montana, Idaho, and California but later moved to Law Enforcement. He retired in 1974 as the Game Management Agent in Charge in Oregon. Thanks Ken Larsen & Dick Rodgers & Barbara Hartley Refuge Manager H. Jim Johnson passed away suddenly on August 19, 2005 of a heart attack, at his wilderness cabin on Diamond Mt. near Vernal. He was born November 24, 1923 in Douglas, Arizona. He joined the Marine Corps Paratroopers shortly after Pearl Harbor and served in the South Pacific. He graduated from Arizona State University at Tempe and served on refuges including Tishomingo, Kofa Game Range, Cabeza Prieta, Kenai, Aransas, Ouray and Seedskadee. He was also a government trapper at the start of his career. He did much of the physical development work of Ouray Refuge. He retired March 10, 1979 after 32 years of government service and continued to live in Vernal, Utah with his wife of 58 years, Betty. Herb Troester passed on this information John H. Shugart, longtime chief of Contracting and General Services in Region 4, passed away on Tuesday, August 30, 2005. He was 74 years of age. Funeral was held September 1, 2005 in Calhoun, Ga. John had been retired 15-20 years. I don't have any other details. Charles Hasty

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Ruth Williams, longtime Administrative Assistant at Ecological Services Field Station at Panama City, Fl. passed away Saturday, September 3. Ruth suffered from serious diabetic problems long before she retired. She has been retired for more than 10 years. Charles Hasty “I wanted to inform you that our Mom, Anne Rumpf, passed away on Sept. 6 of Lung Cancer. A memorial mass is being held for her at her local church Our Lady of Mount Carmel in Doylestown, Pa. In lieu of flowers, donations are being accepted for the Woman's Place, P.O. Box 299 Doylestown, PA 18901. Anne began her career at the Area Office in Jacksonville, Fl, in 1980 in office support and just recently retired. Mom spoke of you all often so we wanted to let you know what had happened.” Regards, Anne Rumpf's Children

72205; or the National Conservation Training Center, Rt. 1 Box 166, Shepherd Grade Rd. Shepherdstown, W.Va. 25443. Thanks to Jerry Smith & Charles Hasty “Folks: I just learned of the passing of Retired Agent Joe Perroux. He died last Tuesday (Oct. 18) and was buried Friday. He was 84 years old. Joe was a long time agent-pilot for the Service. He was one of the few who was qualified to fly helicopters and did so for the Service for many years. Joe spent most of his career stationed in Louisiana and still lived in Lafayette at the time of his death. He was an outstanding Agent and a friend to all who knew him. He will be missed. Jerry Smith”

Dan Tabberer, friend and colleague, was killed in a tragic ATV accident on Panther Swamp National Wildlife Refuge during August 2004. Dan had retired from the Service in 2002 and was a contractor for a private firm conducting reforestation monitoring on refuges in the Lower Mississippi Valley. Dan's career touched the lives of many of us and soon after his death, a decision was made to create a permanent memorial in the form of a new access point, boat ramp, and kiosk on his beloved Bogue Chitto NWR. The Southeast Louisiana Refuge Complex has moved forward with its planning of the memorial to complete the kiosk phase of the project. If you would like to contribute, please make checks payable to: Mississippi Wildlife Federation, Dan Tabberer Memorial, 855 South Pear Orchard Rd., Ridgeland, MS 39157. We would like to have all contributions by October 1, 2005. Thanks to David Fruge Former FWS employee, Marilyn Huggins, passed away this week – October 5, 2005. She had been in a nursing home for many years due to lung problems. She was 53. If you'd like to send a card to her mother, her address is: Shirley Huggins 35 Bayrd Terr. Malden, MA 02148 Thanks, Lois Cohen

Edited by Jerry Grover - October 2005. FWS Retirees Association Rt. 1, Box 166 Shepherd Grade Rd. Shepherdstown, WV 25443

Andrew Pursley, of Little Rock was born on June 29, 1928, in Lebanon, Tenn., died on Sunday, October 9, 2005. A retired Law Enforcement Agent, he passed away in hospice in his sleep. In 1953 he joined the Tennessee Game and Fish Commission and served with them until 1961, at which time he joined the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and served with them until his retirement in 1983. He conducted Eagle Awareness programs throughout the country with Jane Gulley. Their program was the first education program sponsored by the USFWS and became the prototype for others. He worked at conserving species from Alaska to the marshes of Louisiana. Andrew took numerous wildlife photos; many were published throughout the years in wildlife publications. Memorials in lieu of flowers may be made to the Arkansas Game and Fish Foundation, #2 Natural Resources Drive, Little Rock, Ark.

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