Joseph Quen, Sr.

June 12, 1945 - Oct. 15, 2011

Joseph Quen, Sr. passed away on Oct. 15, 2011 at the age of 66 with his dog Lucky by his side. He was born on June 12, 1945 to parents Millie Leyh and Richard Quen.

Joe was an avid hunter and fisherman. He loved to hunt out of state and taking family and friends out for a "catch of the day." He also enjoyed spending his time with his grandchildren. Joe worked for Lewis Logging for over 25-years as a timber faller.

Joe is survived by his loving wife Pat Quen of 46-years whom he dearly loved. Son Joe Quen, Jr. (Danna) of Fortuna, Calif., daughter Michele Denny (Doug) of Havre, Mont., grandchildren Justin and David Denny of Havre, Mont., Jordyn and Joey III Quen of Fortuna, sister Penny McPherson of Klamath Falls Ore., brother-in-law Paul Roberts (Jeri) of Cottage Grove, Ore., sister-in-laws Mary Middleton Carter of Fortuna, Ruth Hall (Tony) of Hydesville, Calif., and numerous nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his parents Millie Lehy and Richard Quen, Maru Leyh (stepdad), Ed and Nina Roberts (in laws), and very dear friend Charlie Miller.

Our family wants to express thanks and gratitude to the many wonderful people of this community for their unwavering support of us as the search for our father and husband took place. Our community friends and extended family tirelessly searched the wilderness area of the Yolla Bolly every day beginning at day light and not stopping until dark. They risked their own safety and well-being to eventually find our father-husband. Words can't describe our appreciation for the help this community has given to our family. We don't have our father-husband anymore, but we have some closure.

There will be a service on Oct. 29, at 11 a.m., at the Hydesville Church, with a reception following.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Joe Quen Memorial Fund at Coast Central Credit Union, account No. 175666. Please sign the guest book at, and click on obits.