Carl Eugene Belshaw, a World War II veteran, died July 23, 2005, at his residence in John Day. He was 78.

A graveside service will be held 10 a.m. July 27 at Moon Creek Cemetery with Pastor Duane Cheadle officiating. A potluck picnic will follow at Clyde Holliday State Park.

Mr. Belshaw was born July 28, 1926, in John Day to Virgil D. and Anna Banks Belshaw. He enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps in 1944 and served in the South Pacific during World War II.

He worked as a dry kiln operator and commercial fisherman in Alaska. He also owned a spray service and Carl's Burner Service. He was an avid hunter and fisherman.

He is survived by his wife Mildred Snow Belshaw; sister, Carletta Weissenfluh; five children, Connie White, Eugene Belshaw, Rita Smith, Curtis Belshaw and Colvin Belshaw; four step-children, Matt Rieger, Gaye Nyberg, Ronald Rieger and Mark Rieger; and seven grandchildren.

Carl was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Roger Belshaw.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Carl Belshaw Memorial Fund to be distributed at among his caregivers who worked so hard to make his final days comfortable. This may be done through Driskill Memorial Chapel, 241 S. Canyon Blvd., John Day, OR 97845.

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