A memorial service for Col. Harlan E. Trent will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Eagle Point National Cemetery. Visitation will be from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday at Central Valley Chapel.
Memorial contributions may be made to Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation Inc., P.O. Box 3008, Princeton, N.J. 08543-3008.
Col. Trent, 77, of White City, died Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2002, at his home.
He was born March 23, 1925, in Bottineau, N.D.
He was a member of P Company, 4th Raider Battalion. He enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps in July 1943. He rose through the ranks and retired to the Rogue Valley in September 1971.
His service included overseas duty in World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War. He was awarded several medals, including the Purple Heart.
Upon retirement, he entered Southern Oregon College, earning a master’s degree in education in 1973. He worked for the state Employment Division, retiring again in 1981. After a stint of self-employment, he worked for the Army 6th Division in Anchorage, Alaska, from 1986 to 1987. He also served at the Veterans Affairs Domiciliary in White City until 1993 in the psychology department, doing research in biofeedback with post-traumatic stress disorder victims of the Vietnam War. After retiring again, he purchased a service station and auto repair business.
He served on the Ashland Planning Commission in 1977. He also was an early member of the Rogue Valley Transportation District board. From 1976 to 1985, he was active in community justice programs as well as on several other committees.
He is survived by his wife, Diane, White City; a daughter, Marta, and a son, Royal; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Arrangements: Central Valley Cremation and Funeral Care.