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Publication Date: Tuesday, August 29, 2000

Carl Barks

  Carl Barks, 99, of Grants Pass died Friday, Aug. 25, 2000, at his home.

  Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. Thursday at Lundberg's L.B. Hall Funeral Home, with Bob Wood, pastor of Redwood Christian Church, officiating.

  Memorial contributions may be made to Lovejoy Hospice, 400 N.E. E St., Grants Pass, OR 97526.

  Barks was born March 27, 1901, in Merrill. He started working as a cartoonist with Walt Disney Studios in 1935. He retired from Disney in 1966 and continued to write Duck Tales until 1973. He came to Grants Pass from Temecula, Calif., in 1983.

  During his years at Disney, Barks worked as a storyboard artist and writer. He wrote and illustrated almost 500 Donald Duck comic books between 1942 and 1966. He is known as one of the Disney legends.

  He took pride in his story writing. He also did oil paintings at his home.

  Survivors include a daughter, Dorothy Gibson of Bremerton, Wash.; four grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and eight great-great-grandchildren. A daughter, Peggy, died before him.

 
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