Hyatt, Eugene Edward “Gene” (1907-1992)

Eugene Edward Hyatt was born June 7, 1907, in Fayette, Iowa, the son of Charles Warren and Anna Cordelia Hyatt. They moved to Yerington, Nev., where he attended schools. In 1926, he graduated from high school in San Jose, Calif., and attended San Jose State College. He entered the U.S. Navy April 8, 1943, and served in the Asiatic-Pacific Theater. He received an honorable discharge Oct. 3, 1945. He then returned to work as a pipefitter and lived in Washington. He married Ida Weimer in 1949 in Yakima, Wash. They lived in several Washington communities. He worked as an excavator and did concrete work for several years. He married Ethel Hill March 15, 1985, in Yakima, and they moved to Thief River Falls.

Survivors are his wife; stepsons, Obert Joel Vattendahl, South Milwaukee, Wis., and Gerald Weimer, Yakima; sister, Marian Cooper, Oakland, Calif.; niece, Pat Cash, Fulbrook, Calif.; nephew, Jack Hyatt, Carlin, Nev.; six grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his first wife; sister, Elizabeth Perey; and brothers, Paul Phillip, Garth, William and Charles.

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Transcribed by: Cheryl Srnsky