Austin Drewett, 90, died July 7 at his Mt. Vernon home. Per his wishes, there will be no funeral. A private interment will be held at a later date.
Mr. Drewett was born Feb. 6, 1925, in Austin, to Elmer and Jane (Abernathy) Drewett.
On July 17, 1945, he married June Lawrence in Emmett, Idaho.
He was a mechanic who worked for various companies throughout Oregon, including Grant County. His last job was for Thunderbolt Fire Service.
He enjoyed going to yard sales and trading items. He loved to hunt, fish, camp and ride around in the hills.
Survivors include his son, Duane (Vicki) of Mt. Vernon; daughter, Diane (Ron) of Sweet Home; grandsons, Ron Freeman of Albany, Ted Freeman of Sacramento, Bryan Montague of Mt. Vernon, Michael Montague of John Day and Austin Drewett of La Grande; three great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife; son, Kenneth; six sisters; and two brothers.