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Leo Gauvin

Obituary of Leo Gauvin

Leopold Joseph Gauvin was born in Acushnet, Massachusetts on April 21, 1935, to Aurora (Hubert) and Amedee Joseph Gauvin. The family relocated many times while Leo was a child, eventually settling in Pomona, California. Leo served in the Army in the late 1950s and was honorably discharged after his military service. On April 15, 1961, Leo married Elizabeth Lucille “Betty” Raupp in Toledo, Washington. The couple lived in Pomona before making their home in White Salmon. Leo was employed by the local telephone company, working his way up to planning engineer. Mr. Gauvin was a member of the Oregon Independent Telephone Association, worked with United Way, was the president of St. Vincent DePaul, and volunteered at Providence Hood River Memorial Hospital. Leo was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, hiking and picking huckleberries. He also loved leather crafting and photography. Leo Gauvin passed away at his home in White Salmon on June 4, 2021 at the age of 86. He is survived by his wife Betty Gauvin of White Salmon; children Janet Duncan of Pullman, Washington, Jeffrey Gauvin of Manitou Springs, Colorado and Jennifer Yeager of Stephenville, Texas; six grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Leo was preceded in death by his brother Charles Gauvin. A funeral service will be held at 1:00pm on June 14th at St. Mary’s Catholic Church with burial to follow at St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery in Hood River.
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Monday
14
June

Funeral Service

1:00 pm
Monday, June 14, 2021
St. Mary's Catholic Church
1501 Belmont Ave.
Hood River, Oregon, United States
Funeral Service

Graveside Service

St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery
Tucker Road
Hood River, Oregon, United States
Graveside Service