Earl Quinn

Longtime Everson logger Earl Quinn, age 88, passed away on Sunday, Dec. 3, 2017.

Earl was born in Edmonton, Alberta, on Jan. 11, 1929 to parents John A. and Vina Jean (Matheson) Quinn. He was an only child.

After graduating from high school, he started his 63-year career in the logging industry. He was a self-employed logger most of his life and drove his self-loading log truck. When he wasn’t driving truck, in his spare time he would work on logging equipment. In 1963 Earl was a founding father of the Deming Logging Show and was a two-time past president. Earl was the 1998 Bull of the Woods and a recipient of the Gold Axe Award from the Deming Logging Show.

He was determined, a hard worker, honest and such a loyal friend. Earl enjoyed his cats, playing guitar and driving his blue Mack elephant milker.

Earl married Phyllis Martin on Oct. 29, 1949 in her Everson home. Together they had three children.

Earl is survived by his wife of 68 years, Phyllis; children Mike (Mary) Quinn, Pat Dyksterhuis, and John Quinn; seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren; in-laws Larry (Mary Jo) Martin and Marlene Martin; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and brothers-in-law Dean Martin and Jimmie Martin.

You are invited to join family and friends at the Deming Logging Show grounds at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 10, with Pastor Bob Goodwin officiating.

Memorials may be made to the Deming Logging Show, P.O. Box 837, Deming, WA 98244.