Al was born Oct. 9, 1930 in Los Angeles, California, to Albert Louis, Sr. and Eltha Staten Washburn. He grew up in the Los Angeles area and met the love of his life, Sondra Rose, and they were married Jan. 30, 1953. He worked construction most of his life until he retired. In 2000, they moved to Moab and he volunteered at the Community Church. He was member of the Gideon International Society and helped place Bibles in hotels and to needy families.
Al enjoyed the outdoors, hiking and fishing, especially deep-sea fishing, and driving tractors.
He is survived by his wife, Sondra, of Moab; three sons, Kim (Susan) of Washington, Kevin (Robin) of Moab, Kory (Janet) Colorado; three sisters, Nelva Jean (Fred) Johnson, Alice May McDonald both of California, Donna Lee (Ted) Spradlin of Texas; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a son, Kristopher Alan Washburn; and his only brother, John T. Washburn.
At Al’s request, cremation has taken place and a memorial service will be held in his honor Saturday, Feb. 18 at 11 a.m. at the Community Church of Moab.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.SpanishValleyMortuary.com.