Claude Allyn Blagden, 70, Smith River, died Nov. 5, 2000.

He was born March 1, 1930, at Knapp Hospital in Crescent City.

Mr. Blagden was a U.S. Army Veteran. He served in the Korean War.

He worked in the timber industry and was foreman for 10 years of the Lucky L Ranch.

He enjoyed hunting and fishing with family and friends. Last summer, he fulfilled a lifetime dream by going to Alaska on a fishing trip with friends.

Survivors are his wife Connie Blagden, Smith River; son and daughter-in-law Rick and Marlys Blagden, Bayview, Idaho; daughter and son-in-law Jeanne and Norm Nelson, Harbor; sister Joyce Matlock and brother Hugh Blagden, both of Brookings; grandchildren Kyle and Kelsie Blagden, Erin and Amber Nelson, Jessica and Amanda Blagden; great-grandchildren Cameron, Daniel and Kylie Hess, Keizer.

Preceding him in death was son Danny Blagden and brothers Welton and Dale Blagden.

The family requests contributions be made to the Rowdy Creek Fish Hatchery, P.O. Box 328, Smith River, CA 95567 or Sutter Coast Hospice, 983 Third St., Crescent City, CA 95531.