Eugene Arch LeMay, 97, died last week in California. He had just celebrated his birthday Thursday.

Mr. LeMay was born in Marshfield, Wis., but grew up in the Yakima area and lived here before moving to California.

He is survived by two sons, Patrick LeMay of Lynnwood and Christopher LeMay of Seattle; five daughters, Elizabeth Burke of Fremont, Calif., Merrie LeMay of Whidbey Island, Elodia LeMay of Hawaii, Theresa Bennett of Seattle and Anne LeMay of Gilbert, Ariz., 13 grandchildren and a great-grandchild.

Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Thursday at the Langevin Mussetter Funeral Home in Yakima. A vigil begins at 6 p.m. Thursday. A Mass of Christian burial will be 10 a.m. Friday at St. Paul Cathedral, with burial to follow at Calvary Cemetery.