Trent J. Finnigan

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Mr. Finnigan, of Keizer, died Sunday, Dec. 11, 2011. He was 87.

Born and raised in Seattle, he attended Franklin High School before joining the U.S. Navy, spending time overseas in the New Hebrides and Philippines repairing aircraft engines. In 1947 he met and married Betty Popham.

After graduating from the University of Washington in finance, he worked as vice president and manager of the Bellevue branch of Pacific National Bank. During that time he served as president of Overlake Hospital and the Boys & Girls Club, and served on the Overlake Golf & Country Club’s board.

They moved to Camas, Wash., then eventually to the Salem area. Mr. Finnigan continued his banking career as manager of Washougal Bank, banks in Mt. Angel, Silverton and Woodburn.

The couple settled in Salemtowne in 1990 where they resided until Nov. 2011. While living in Salemtowne Trent served as President of the Association for six years, served on the finance and Friends of Salemtowne committees. They enjoyed golf and the winters they spent in Arizona and California.

Surivors include: his wife of 65 years, Betty; daughter, Pam Laird and son Michael (Ilse) of San Jose, Costa Rica; grandchildren, Becky, Trent, Linda, Jessica and Juan; and great-grandchildren, Ellie, Carter and Breana.

Contributions may be made to your charity of choice of Friends of Salemtowne. A memorial will be held at a later date at Salemtowne.

Arrangements by Virgil T. Golden Funeral Service.

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