Warren Pavlat

Obituary of Warren Pavlat

Warren Pavlat Warren H. Pavlat passed away August 8, 2015 at the age of 96. He was born on June 7, 1919 in Sunol, Nebraska to Anna (McClenathan) and Millard Pavlat. He and his four sisters grew up on a wheat and cattle ranch. He earned a degree in Agriculture Education from the University of Nebraska and taught in Fowler, Colorado before enlisting in the Navy. He left Notre Dame’s Midshipman’s school as an Ensign and served in the European, African, Middle East and Pacific areas on LST’s and an LSM and was awarded four bronze stars, finishing as a Lieutenant Commander. Relocating to Boise, Idaho, Warren taught Adult Vocational Agriculture for the State of Idaho and was then Assistant State Supervisor until 1952. “Dude wrangling” in Jackson Hole Wyoming and packing for the Forest Service in Stevensville, MT preceded the resumption of teaching agriculture at the high school there. Married in 1956 and with a degree in Forestry from the University of Montana, he was a forester in Garden Valley, ID and moved to the Bear Valley District as a district ranger, with winter quarters in Emmett. In 1972 he transferred to the Willamette National Forest as an ecologist until his retirement in 1985. He volunteered at the headquarters in Eugene until age 90. His work was recognized in the Willamette National Forest Special Habitat Guide; “Warren Pavlat- a leader in conservation in the Pacific Northwest, a master raconteur, a visionary manager who has inspired a new generation of Botanists, Ecologists and Wildlife Biologists to strive for the stars.” He is survived by his wife Martha, daughters Melinda Glore (Pat) and Deirdre Pavlat, a son Warren P. Pavlat (Laura), grandchildren Katelyn and Conner, all of Eugene, his sister Barbara Jane Brookover (Gordon) of Boise, Idaho and numerous nieces and nephews.
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