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MY DAD ZELMAR BRYAN PAYNE's MEMORIAL I WROTE

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A MEMORIAL TRIBUTE TO MY FATHER  ZELMAR BRYAN PAYNE

            

                  

    

       

 

               

      

     

 

      

             

    

                 

                     

       

             (THE MUSIC YOU ARE LISTENING TO IS

                    THE AIR FORCE HYMN)

 A MEMORIAL TRIBUTE TO MY FATHER

 

 

                                                

                               

             

                                            

             

  ZELMAR BRYAN PAYNE

                    

                                                                                                   

                       

   APRIL 18th 1921 - APRIL 10 2000

  MY DAD ZELMAR BRYAN PAYNE WAS BORN ON

 APRIL 18, 1921 IN MASON CITY, IOWA, HE MOVED

 OUT TO VANCOUVER, WASHINGTON DURING THE

 GREAT DEPRESSION, WHERE HE ATTENDED

 WASHINGTON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, SHUMWAY

 JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL, AND GRADUATED FROM

 VANCOUVER HIGH SCHOOL IN 1941 ALL IN

 VANCOUVER, WASHINGTON. THEN HE WORKED FOR

 A WHILE THEN ENTERED UNITED STATES ARMY AIR

 CORPS TO BE A PILOT IN 1943.

           

    MY DAD'S 1943 GRADUATION PICTURE

     FROM THE UNITED STATES ARMY AIR CORPS,

     CADET SCHOOL AS A QUALIFIED B-

     17 & B-29 BOMBER PILOT WW II FROM PYOTE,

     TEXAS.

    

   MY DAD STANDING IN UNIFORM INFRONT OF HIS

    PARENT'S PLACE, B. F.  PAYNE 2900 BRIDGE AVE

    IN VANCOUVER, WA 1944.

                   

                                                                  B-17

      

                           B-29

                               

     

        MY DAD AND MOM'S 50th

        WEDDING ANNEVERARY

        PICTURE.

       

    MY DAD WORKED FOR A WHILE AFTER HIGH

 SCHOOL GRADUATION WHERE HE WORKED AT THE

 DEL MONTE CANNING FACTORY, THEN WENT ON TO

 WORK IN THE POT ROOMS AT ALCOA ALUNINUM

 PLANT ALL IN VANCOUVER, WASHINGTON. THEN

 ENLISTED IN THE U.S. ARMY AIR CORPS IN 1943.

 WHILE IN THE SERVICE HE WENT ON AS AN

 ASSIGNED MATH TEACHER  FOR DOING LOG

 RYTHEMS IN HIGH CALCULUS FOR DOING WEIGHT

 DISTRIBUTION FOR PROPER LOAD OF MUNITIONS

 ON BOARD THE BIG BOMBERS AND WAS SENT TO

 SCHOOL WHERE HE GRADUATED FROM THE

 UNIVERSITY OF TULSA, OKLAHOMA WITH HONORS

 IN HIGH MATHEMATICS AND SCIENCE, THIS

 ASSIGNMENT KEPT HIM FROM GOING INTO

 COMBAT. 

      SO AFTER BEING HONORABLY DISCHARGED

 FROM WHAT CHANGED TO THE ARMY AIR FORCE

 HE THEN WENT BACK TO ALCOA ALUNIMIUM

 PLANT WHERE HE THEN BECAME THE SENIOR

 CHEMIST AND WORKED FOR ALCOA FOR FORTY

 TWO YEARS AS A SCIENTIST.  

                  

 

 

 

 

 

 MY DAD WAS A GOOD MAN HE RAN TRACK AND

 PLAYED FOOTBALL IN HIGH SCHOOL, HE ALSO

 LOVED SKIING, HE TOOK MOUNTIAN CLIMBING 

 TRAINING WITH THE MAZAMA MOUNTIAN

 CLIMBING SCHOOL ON MOUNT HOOD, OREGON, HE

 THEN CLIMBED MOUNT SAINT HELENS,

 WASHINGTON, MOUNT RAINIER, WASHINGTON

 AND WAS SHOOTING TO CLIMB MOUNT MCKINLEY,

 ALASKA BUT I WAS BORN ABOUT THAT TIME SO

 THAT STOPPED THAT!  HE ALSO LOVED TENNIS, 

 SWIMMING, GOLF AND BOWLING.

   I HELPED HIM BUILD THREE HOUSES AND ONE

 CHURCH FOR HE ALSO LOVED ARCHTECHUAL

 DESIGN AND MODEL RAILROADING AS PASS TIME 

 HOBBIES BESIDES HIS DAILY ROUTINE AS A

 SCIENTIST FOR ALCOA!

    MY DAD HELPED ME TO PITCH FOR LITTLE LEAGUE

  BASEBALL BY THROWING A BALL INTO A TWO

  POUND COFFEE CAN, HE HAD ME TRAINED BY A

  PROFESSIONAL GOLFER SO WE COULD BOTH GO

  GOLFING, AND HE TAUGHT ME HOW TO WORK

  HARD AND SAVE MY MONEY FOR SCHOOL. YES MY

  DAD WAS A VERY WELL MANNERED, BRILLIANT,

  AND A VERY ATHELETICAL AND WELL ROUNDED

  GUY!   I'AM PROUD TO HAVE BEEN YOUR SON, I

  LOVE YOU DAD! 

              YOUR SON,

                  Gregory Zelmar Payne

     

               

                 

           

                  

                   

             

                           

        

                

                         

                                     

                                        

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