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Donald Eugene Gaston

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Donald Eugene Gaston

May 13, 1932 ~ August 21, 2014

Donald Eugene Gaston, a longtime Wenatchee Valley resident, joined his heavenly father on the morning of August 21, 2014. He was greeted by his father, Roy Gaston; mother, Iva (Billingsly) Gaston; brother, Neal; sister, Geneva; his sons, Mike and Gary; niece, Loretta; nephew, Rickie; and the mother of his children, Berniece May Petersen.

He was born to Roy and Iva Gaston on May 13, 1932, in Izard County, AR. He lived there with his family until he was 12, when they then moved to Monitor, WA, where he attended school. He joined the Marines, served his country, then came home and married his childhood sweetheart, Berniece May. They raised six children together. Even though they later divorced, Don remained friends with Berniece and her husband, Henry Petersen. Don began attending the Cashmere Presbyterian Church in the mid 1980’s, where he was baptized and became a member. He humbly served as a Deacon for several years. He was a versatile man, who worked at many jobs, at times more than one. He liked to play Poker and was in many tournaments. After he retired from Hannah Mining, he became a Dealer at Kegler’s Casino. He enjoyed picnics, going to the lake almost every year. He was proud to take each one of his children “home” to show us where he and our mother grew up.

He is survived by his brother and sister-in-law, Max and Donna Gaston; his son, Phillip Gaston; daughters, Linda Pickett, Patti MacCallum, and Dawna Turner; step-daughter, Tina Dalen; grandchildren, Michael, Jon, and Eddy Zodrow, Sara, Andrew, and Dan Pickett, Elizabeth Kelly, Christy MacCallum, Nathan and Steev Turner, and Olympia Gaston, Shaylie and Desirea. He also had many great-grandchildren.

Memorial Services will be held Wednesday, August 27, 2014, at 6:00 p.m. at the Cashmere Presbyterian Church.

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