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Gail M Pullen

November 19, 1942 ~ January 7, 2019 (age 76)
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Gail M Pullen

After a  long battle with cancer, Gail died on January 7, 2019, at his home in Irrigon, OR, at the age of 76.

Gail was born in Sioux City, IA on November 19, 1942.  His childhood was spent in Whiting, IA.  On September 18, 1959 he married Janice Rae Switzer Reed and moved to Sloan, IA. He worked for Meyer Beef in Sioux City until 1974.  He went to work for Packer’s Engineering and moved to Kennewick, WA and in 1985 started his own business, Atlanta Saw. He retired in 2009 and moved to Umatilla, until he got sick. Then he moved to Irrigon, 1370 E Hwy 730, Unit A to be near his grandchildren.

He received his 50 year certificate from the Masonic Lodge in Sloan, IA in 2016. Classic cars, fishing, hunting and hanging out with friends brought his biggest joys.

He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Janice, his daughters Jodi Pullen of Whiting, Jackie Bithell of Irrigon, and son, William Bryan Pullen of Irrigon. His grandchildren are Teresa, Jamey and Jason Fraser, Kristi and Jesse Grogan, and Caelyn and Eric Pullen.  He has 6 great grandchildren.  He is also survived by his sisters, Linda Johnson and Janice Black and several nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Malden and Clara Jane Pullen.

There will be a celebration of life on Saturday, January 19th at 1:00 PM at the Life Tributes (Muellers) 314 W 1st Ave in Kennewick, WA. There will be a luncheon served, so please come to eat and share memories.

Please leave online condolences for Gail’s family at

Burns Mortuary of Hermiston, Oregon is in care of arrangements. 

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