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Celebration of Life

Precious Memories

I'll Leave This World Loving You

Help Pour Out The Rain

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Gator Altree of Oakville, Wa died on July 12, 2010 at home. He is
survived by his wife and soul mate of 17 years, Julie Altree, daughter, Karyn Bass of Coburg, Oregon, son, Kevin Altree of Harrisburg, Oregon, step-daughter Amber Belden of Chehalis, Wa, step-son Robby Dunn of Elma Wa, Two step sisters, Sharon Campbell of Vancouver, Wa and Karen Valenko of Houston, Texas. He is also survived by his favorite cousin “Lil Delores” and her husband “Ederd” Myer of Independence, Oregon. Gator was the proud “Papa” of 8 grandbabies. He loved flying, music, singing, Harleys, and fishing. In his younger days he enjoyed driving jeeps and sand rails on the beach. He was born on August 7, 1942 in Toledo, Oregon to Stephen and Ruth (Casler) Altree. At age 15 Gator
went to live in Alaska with his dad and got a job as a “whistle punk”
setting chokers. At 17yrs he was second mate on a tugboat called “The Puffin” and worked in logging and construction. At 18 he joined the army. He did his basic training at Fort Ord California and later worked as a radar operator stationed at Fairchild Air force base and then Thule, Greenland. Gator drove ambulance in Eugene, Oregon for 10yrs, and was a truck driver for over 25yrs. For the last 16yrs of his life he made a living as a karaoke host. Gator left a lasting impression on anyone he met. He had a special aura about him, full of old school charm and everyone who heard his laugh will never forget it.
A Service was held on August 7, 2010 (Gator’s Birthday) at 2pm in the Bucoda gym. The gym is located on the corner of 3rd & Nenant in Bucoda Washington. A potluck and Celebration of Life followed the service. Please sign his guestbook at and share your memories.


 A Silent Tear

Just close your eyes and you will see
All the memories that you have of me
Just sit and relax and you will find
I'm really still there inside your mind
Don't cry for me now that I'm gone
For I am in the land of song
There is no pain, there is no fear
So dry away that silent tear
Don't think of me in dark and cold
For here I am no longer old
I'm in that place that's filled with love
Known to you all, as "UP ABOVE"
"Gaynor Llewellyn"

Celebration of Life

Services were held for Gator at the Bucoda Gym on August 7th (Gator's Birthday) at 2pm with a potluck and Celebration of life in the gym right after. Anyone who knew Gator was welcome to come and share memories.

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