Oscar Walter Fields

Oscar Walter Fields was born on August 15, 1926, in Rudyard Montana. His family homesteaded from Kentucky. He signed up the day after his 17th birthday with his twin brother Oliver to serve in the Navy in WWII and fought in the decisive battle for Leyte Gulf.

After the war he married Mickey Stauffer in Great Falls, Montana and they had 8 children in the 18 years they were married.

The family lived in Delena, Oregon and then moved to Portland, Oregon. Oscar later moved to Camas, WA in 1969 where he married Mary Lou Sibley in 1974, they were together for 38 years until her death in 2012.

He moved from Camas, WA to Neah Bay to work as the maintenance man on the air force base there (probably around 1985) until his retirement and then moved to the Quillayute Prairie near Forks, WA where he lived for over 30 years and was known and loved by many.

He served for years as a volunteer fireman in Forks, was a handyman at large and was active in the local VFW and loved walking and then riding in the yearly Forks 4th of July parade. Family and friends enjoyed many wonderful visits to Oscar’s little home in the country sitting around his outdoor fireplace.

Oscar loved being outdoors, hiking the Olympic beaches until well into his 80s. His son Lon’s presence and help made it possible for Oscar to stay in that home that he loved until just a year before he died. Oscar spent the last year of his life in his daughter Tamara’s home where family and friends could continue to see him until he passed away at age 95 on January 17, 2022. His was a life well lived and loved.

He is survived by one brother, seven children, two stepdaughters and 17 grandchildren, seven step-grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren, and five step-great-grandchildren. He had many ‘adopted kids and grandies too’.