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PRESSNELL, Douglas Charles Died Monday, February 8, 2010, at his home in Boise, Idaho.Doug was born February 23, 1923, in Moscow, Idaho. He grew up in Moscow and graduated from Moscow High School, class of 1942. Following graduation he served in the United States Army Air Force and was honorably discharged. He married DeLaine Williams in Las Vegas on March 30, 1963. Doug had two sons, Douglas C. Pressnell, Jr., and Thomas Leroy Pressnell from a previous marriage. He was a member of the Kiwania in Lancaster, California. Doug worked for General Electric as a Field Service Rep. and ended his 30 year career with G.E. as a Technical Writer. His G.E. career took him to Cincinnati, Ohio, Hawaii, Garden Grove, Calif., Edwards AFB, Calif., and Boise, Idaho. He was a collector of HO miniature trains for over 50 years. Following his retirement from G.E., he had a brief but fun job as the Engineer on the train at Disneyland. Doug was a member of good standing in College Hill H.S. Johnson Lodge #641, Cincinnati, Ohio and continued his service with Masonic and Shrine Temple Associations throughout his life. He was active in the Boise El Korah Shrine Temple as a member and recent election of President of the Players unit. He also wrote for the Desert Dust Newsletter. Doug was known for his dedication with each and every endeavor her took on. He was the creator of the sound effects for the 'Jolly Roger Degree' and was the master sound technician for the melodramas and all special events. He was also the wagon master of the Nomads. Doug is survived by his sons Douglas C. Pressnell, Jr., of Halfmoon Bay, Calif., and Thomas Leroy Pressnell of Anaheim, Calif.; step- daughter, Jolaine Eberhardt (Mike) of Huntington Beach, Calif.; sister- in-law, Wilda Toomey of Boise, Idaho; grandchildren: Todd, Chad, and Paul Eberhardt, and Jeff Ryckebosch; three great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife, DeLaine Pressnell; and step-daughter, Linda Ryckebosch. In lieu of flowers contributions can be made to the American Alzheimers Association or the National Breast Cancer Foundation. A Memorial Service will be held at 1 p.m., Friday, February 19, 2010, at Summers Funeral Homes, 1205 W. Bannock Street, Boise. Inurement services will be at the Idaho State Veterans Cemetery.

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