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Frederick Allen Butcher, a 1943 graduate of Vancouver High School, died Friday, Jan. 31, 2003, in Vancouver. He was 77.

Mr. Butcher was born March 3, 1925, in Miles City, Mont. After graduating from high school, he joined the Marines and was wounded in action while serving in the South Pacific with the Marine Raiders. He graduated from the University of Portland in 1950, and spent many years in the grocery business before becoming a real estate broker.

A charter member of Royal Oaks Country Club, he enjoyed duck hunting and golfing.

Survivors include his daughter, Karen Boothby of Vancouver; and his special companion, Almerna Dever of Vancouver.

A funeral Mass will begin at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Davies Cremation and Burial Service is in charge of arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 371, Vancouver, WA 98666.