Our dad, John M. Durbin, passed away on September 4, 2011, in Medford, Ore. He was born in Conway, Mo., on November 25, 1925. Dad proudly served in World War II on the U.S.S. Perry. He married the love his life, Anna Marie Lucas, and they had five children, Terry (Debra), Tim (Linda), John (Sherri), Jim (Mona), and Cathy (Dave). Dad was preceded in death by his wife, Anna; and youngest son, Jim. He retired from Boise Cascade, Medford, Ore.

Above all our dad loved his family, rock hunting in the desert, and faceting gemstones. He was a very fine man that will be greatly missed.

Special thanks to Mona for her gentle care of our father.