Albert Plush

Albert Nelson Plush died Feb. 27, 2003, at Careage of Coupeville. Born Jan. 31, 1928, Mr. Plush was a Langley resident for the past 20 years.

He worked in Olympia and Seattle as a professional film maker and photojournalist. He served as assistant promotion manager of the 1962 World’s Fair in Seattle. After the fair, he began a long career with the state of Washington. He was appointed by Rep. John O’Brien in 1964 as the first male “page mother,” supervising teen-aged youngsters that session as they ran errands in the House of Representatives.

He went to work for the state in 1965 as an information officer for the Department of Social and Health Services. During that time he produced newsletters, brochures and educational films.

In his spare time, he worked with history writer Gorden Newell to produce the two volume “Marine History of the Pacific Northwest.” Mr. Plush organized the photos, contributing many from his own collection. He also made a film documenting the book’s production. The project was funded by Horace McCurdy, who donated the film and books to the maritime section of the Museum of History and Industry in Seattle.

Mr. Plush was proudest to have served in the U.S. Maritime Service during World War II. He later applied for and was granted veteran status during the 1980s.

He will be remembered for his sense of humor and his unending political wit.

He is survived by his wife, Sandra; daughters Linda Jimenez, Lee Ann St. Clair, Terry Coronado, all of Federal Way, and Elizabeth Talen of Olympia. He had three grandchildren and one great-grandchild. He is also survived by his step-daughter, Tracy Wessel of Seattle, and step-son Barrett Remmen of Freeland.

A memorial service will be held 2 p.m. Sunday, March 9, at the Bayview Senior Center, 14594 Highway 525 in Langley.

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