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HARRY LATTIN Harry Lattin passed away from end-stage renal disease Jan. 14, 2013 in Portland, Ore. He was born in Lumberton, N.M., Oct. 16, 1936. His family moved to Henderson in 1943, where his childhood involved riding horses with his brothers and spending many hours at his grandfather's pool hall in Henderson. He graduated from Basic High School in 1955 and became a member of the U.S. Army Reserves at 19. After high school, Harry began working at the Bank of Nevada as a teller. He worked his way up through various bank positions and held executive positions at most of the eleven branches of the bank while he was there. In the mid-1960's, he moved to Boulder City as bank branch manager. During that time, he attended the Pacific Coast Banking School in Seattle. He also attended Stanford's Graduate School of Credit and Financial Management. He was executive director of the American Institute of Banking, president of the Chamber of Commerce in 1968 and 1969, and held directorships of the Nevada Kiwanis Club, Jaycees, and Rotary Club. He was also active in the United Way Fund, March of Dimes, the Boulder City Cultural Center, and he was a member of the Boulder City Council. In 1970, he transferred back to Las Vegas where he was promoted to assistant vice president of the head office for the Bank of Nevada. In 1971, he moved to Kalispell, Mont., as the administrative vice president of the Conrad National Bank. In 1976, he was named executive vice president, eventually rising to president and being elected to the Board of Directors in 1981. He continued his community engagement in Kalispell, becoming President of the Kalispell Chamber of Commerce, and chairman of the Kalispell Art Show and Auction for three years. He was especially proud of the bank's sponsorship of the Men's U.S. National Downhill Championships at Big Mountain in 1982. He began a new career as an investment executive at D.A. Davidson in Kalispell in 1984. Soon thereafter he was diagnosed with liver failure and received a liver transplant Dec. 6, 1987, at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. He retired in Kalispell but kept busy through a longstanding commitment to the Republican Party. He served as president of the Pachyderm Club in 1994 and was a long-time finance director for the Flathead Republican Central Committee. He was also involved in campaigns for the U.S. House by Ron Marlene and Rick Hill and, in 2006, he received a special award from the Flathead County Republican Central Committee in recognition for his work. In 2008, Harry moved to Portland to be closer to his son, Dr. Brandon Hayes-Lattin. Harry loved golfing, bird hunting, and his grandkids. He is survived by his sons, Dr. Brandon Hayes-Lattin (Courtney Hayes-Lattin), of Portland, Brent Lattin (Nicole Harkin) of Washington, D.C., Barry Lattin of Austin, Texas, and Michael Lattin of Las Vegas; his grandchildren, Madison Hayes-Lattin and Bridger Hayes-Lattin, both of Portland, and Oskar Lattin of Washington, D.C.; his brother, Frank Lattin (Donna Lattin), of Las Vegas; his aunts, Bette Jo Peisker of Henderson, Lily Fletcher of Las Vegas, and Opel Braught of Albuquerque, N.M.; and numerous nieces and nephews. No services are scheduled. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the United Network for Organ Sharing, www.unos.org in memory of Harry Lattin.

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