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Will Haden (June 14, 1933 – September 20, 2012) was born and raised in Virginia and North Carolina. He came to the Pacific Northwest when he was assigned to Vancouver Barracks – Fort Vancouver, Washington while serving in the Army Medical Corps. Will retired from woodcarving after more than thirty years of carving, shows, judging and teaching. He served several Vancouver area clubs as President, Show Chairman, and other duties as needed.
Will and his wife Kay, a noted bird carver in the NW, spent their days in their home shop; Kay power carving at one end and Will carving at the other, the floor covered with dust and chips. Two of Will’s proudest accomplishments were the Columbia Flyway Show that he started in 1988, and being a member of the C.C.A.