My deepest sympathy to the family. I remember Gene from when he worked with my mother, Alice Perkins, and my grandfather, J.C. Minshull, at Thurston County Federal Savings and Loan. He was always so pleasant and friendly.
I had the honor of knowing Gene for 40 years. What a great man. I have many warm memories of talking sports, politics, WSU, current events, trivia and numerous other subjects...all delivered with Gene's intelligence, strong opinions (:> and entertaining wit.
May you rest in peace, Gene. I miss you. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family!