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Ovid L. Prine, 83, of Yakima, Wash., received his promotion to Heaven on Sunday, Feb. 13, 2005. He was born Aug. 2, 1921, in Smallett, Mo., the youngest of eight children, to Jeff and Martha Prine.
On Feb. 14, 1942, he married Ruby F. Simpson, and they enjoyed 63 years together. At the age of 17 he joined the CCC Company #1739 where he served from 1939-1942. On Aug. 4, 1942, he was drafted into the Army Air Force and proudly served his country in World War II. He was honorably discharged on Sept. 23, 1945.
He was awarded 12 Bronze Stars, a Good Conduct Medal and a Distinguished Unit Badge. Ovid was extremely proud to be an American and serve his country.
After the war, he returned home to Missouri and was reunited with his wife, Ruby Faye and his daughter, Linda Faye.
In 1952 they moved to Yakima, Wash. He began working at Darigold Creamery where he worked until his retirement.
Ovid enjoyed traveling, camping in his 5th wheel, and going to cattle auction sales. His grandchildren, Matthew and Victoria, were the joy of his life.
Survivors include his wife, Ruby F., of Yakima, Wash.; daughter, Linda F. (Joe) Jackson, of Yakima, Wash.; granddaughter, Tamara F. (Steve) Cole, of Yakima; and great-grandchildren, Matthew Cole and Victoria F. Cole, both of Yakima, Wash.
Ovid was preceded in death by his parents, five brothers, two sisters and a grandson, Terry J. Jackson.
Funeral services were held Friday, Feb. 18, at 10 a.m., at Shaw and Sons Funeral Home, with concluding services at West Hills Memorial Park.