Ovean “Pete” LaRue. Longtime resident of Estacada. He was born in Steele, Missouri in 1937 to Verna (Dodd) and Ovean LaRue, Sr. Shortly after his father’s death, his mother, step father and sister moved to Oregon. They settled and bought property in Estacada shortly after the war. Pete enlisted in the US Navy in September 1955. During his service he worked on the aircraft carriers USS Enterprise and USS Yorktown. He ended his naval carrier as a recruiter in Oregon City with the rank of senior chief petty officer. After his retirement from the Navy he started long-haul truck driving, which he enjoyed for over 30+ years. In his retirement he enjoyed going on long trips on his motorcycle with friends. He was a licensed pilot. He was an avid outdoorsman. He was a skilled woodworker, cook and gardener. He liked nothing better than to sit around with his friends, having coffee and telling tales. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 28 years, Tonya Kay. He leaves behind three of his siblings, his 4 children and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.