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Obituaries > HULL, ALLEN L.

Funeral for Allen L. “Al” Hull, 78, will be at 11 a.m. today at the Assembly of God Church in Colville. Danekas Funeral Chapel in Colville is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Hull, a 50-year resident of Colville, died Wednesday, February 6, 2002. He was born in St. John, Wash.

He attended grade school in Fairfield and graduated from Cheney High School in 1942.

He joined the Marine Corps in 1942 and served with the Marine Raiders 3rd Battalion in the South Pacific. He was discharged in 1944.

Mr. Hull then worked as a bus driver for Washington Motor Coach and in 1946 married Peggy Vietzke in Missoula.

He worked in road construction until 1952, when he moved to Colville and worked as a truck driver for Shell Oil and Union Oil. He later worked as a window clerk for the Postal Service. He retired as superintendent of the Colville Post Office in 1983.

Mr. Hull then worked with his wife at Steinley’s Photo Chart as a photo finisher at race tracks throughout the Northwest for 13 years.

He was a member of the Eagles Lodge, National Association of Retired Federal Employees, Fort Colville Grange, Marine Raiders, Marine Corps League and the American Legion.

Survivors include his wife; a daughter, Christine Gillett of Sun Dance, Wyo.; a son, Dean Hull of Colville; a sister, Rheathel Luden of Spokane; two brothers, Wayne Hull of Spokane and Ivan Hull of Coulee City, Wash.; a grandson and two great-grandsons.

Memorial contributions may be made to Mount Carmel Hospital in Colville.