Vicente ‘Ben’ Cabrera Attao, 67

Posted on Apr 13 2020

Vicente “Ben” Cabrera Attao

Vicente “Ben” Cabrera Attao passed away last March 26, 2020, at Kootenai Medical Center in Coeur d’Alene. He was 67.

According to an obituary published in The Lewiston Tribune, it said that Attao, who was born on July 19, 1952, on Saipan, graduated from Mount Carmel School, Class of 1971. After his high school, he pursued criminal justice at Blue Mountain Community College in Pendleton, Ore., where he met his wife, Elizabeth (Arthur) Attao. Soon after, they relocated back to Lewiston where they started a family and he worked at the Potlatch mill in Lewiston. Later Attao worked for Lewiston Grain Growers and completed his degree in general studies at Lewis-Clark State College. In 1986, Attao joined the National Park Service, working in maintenance with the Nez Perce National Historical Park team, where he worked until 2003 and transferred back to Saipan, to work with American Memorial Park.

In 2017, after 20 years of service with the National Park Service, Attao retired and moved back to his Idaho home and to be with wife, Liz, in Lapwai. (Details taken from The Lewiston Tribune obituary)

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