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Irving Glenn Studebaker

July 22, 1931 October 26, 2018
Irving Glenn Studebaker
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Irving Glenn Studebaker

Irving Glenn Studebaker, 87, died October 26, 2018, with his family by his side. He was born July 22, 1931, in Ellensburg, WA to Clem and Ruth Studebaker, and moved at an early age to Fox Island, where many of his family lived. Irving was a scholar and lifelong teacher. He started school in Port Orchard and Bremerton, when he took a break from his academic career to serve proudly in Korea. He started back up, getting his degree at the University of Arizona in Geological Engineering on the GI bill, and started teaching. He taught at Yakima College, worked as a research Geologist in Africa, before getting a Ph.D. from the University of Arizona, worked as a mining engineer in Colorado and Morocco, and finished his career as a full professor at the Montana College of Mineral Science and Technology in Butte Montana. He was a Professional Engineer registered in five states.
As a Mining Engineer, Irving traveled extensively, taking his wife Marlene and their five children all over, Arizona, Mississippi, Washington, Africa, Colorado, and Montana.
He loved to golf and carried his clubs in the back of his car wherever he went so he could play a round of golf. He had an apartment in Butte Montana and often travelled between Butte and Federal Way WA to golf at both locations and spots in-between.
Irving was preceded in death by his wife Marlene (1990), and is survived by his two sisters, five children, Ruth (Dave) Brassell of Aurora, CO, Betty (Rob) MacMaster of Tacoma, Wa, Raymond (Robin) Studebaker of Billings, MT, Karl Studebaker of New York, NY, Donna Studebaker of Sierra Vista, AZ, five grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society or a favorite charity.
U.P. Arrangement to be held October 29, 2018 10:00 am at Edwards Memorial - University Place, 3005 Bridgeport Way W., University Place with Visitation at .

Arrangements by Edwards Memorial, Funerals Homes, Chapels and Crematories.
253-566-1008


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