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Marcus was preceded in death by father Robert T. Pruitt, mother Meryl G. A memorial service is planned for July 6th at 2: Jack Chappell June 30, - May 22, Attended Eatonville High School and enlisted in the Army Serving during World War II in various war theaters overseas.

Worked on the construction of the Alder Dam. The rest of his career, he worked as a logger. Retiring from Weyerhaeuser after 30 plus years. He served as a board member of the Eatonville School District for many years He played baseball in the Army and on the National Loggers Softball team sponsored by Weyerhaeuser, and was the player-coach for many years. The Lions Club also sponsored a softball team which Jack coached. He was joined on the team by sons Jackie and Chuck. A highlight of the tournament was when they all three hit back-to-back-to-back home runs.

He is also survived by his sister Myra and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. Ken was born in Seattle to parents Frank and Marilyn Kildahl. Since childhood, he enjoyed the outdoors with his family. They spent many summers fishing, camping, and backpacking in the Cascade Mountains. Ken graduated from Glacier High School in A year later, he and Linda were married and they moved to Santa Rosa, California, where Ken attended college and graduated from Sonoma State College, with a degree in Biology.

His dream was always to return to Washington and work for the Washington Dept. His dream came true, and he was hired as a Wildlife Enforcement Officer in After several years stationed in Tacoma, he transferred to Eatonville, where he remained until his retirement in Ken took great pride and care in his work and will be remembered for his dedication to the community he served and the wildlife he protected. Even in his retirement, Ken took special care to make sure the Eatonville Kids' Pond was stocked with trout each year for the opening day of fishing season.

A family gathering will be held at a later date. Memorials may be sent to: August 31, - March 24, Tom moved to California to start a family having 2 boys Timothy and Tommy and a daugter Cindy. Tom pursued his job and moved to Puyallup in where he worked in sales with Boeing. Eatonville would soon be his home and the place where he married Margorie Coburn. Together they lived on the Eatonville farm where Tom loved to do many things, but his true love were the hayfields, where he spent many hours on his tractors.

Tom was an active member of the Lions club and the Eatonville Eagles. A celebration of life will be held at the Eatonville Eagles Hall, 2 p. Saturday, April 6, She fought bravely and gracefully as health challenges presented overwhelming obstacles. Doctors at University of Washington marveled at her perseverance, thoughtful intellect and most of all, her delightful charm. She was a quintessential lady always dressed beautifully with her red lipstick and upswept hairdo.

All her life, Bea's passion was community service. In the early years, while raising five children and working, she worked diligently with the school PTA, serving as President twice at Jennie Reed elementary, once at Lincoln High School.

Tahoma and Foss High Schools. We remember her years of work on school carnivals, fun fairs, and countless school levies. She received letters of thank you from many school principals for her "diligent work on school and school related issues.

She served as the wedding planner for many years, was chairman of the memorials committee and the remodel of the church parlor. She created and worked for many years on the Break Bread Program, to provide a hot meal for the homeless and needy once a week.

The program is still serving the community today. Bea created a wonderful home for her husband, Bill, and their family of five very eclectic children. She was proud of them all. She supported them through challenges and celebrations alike. It broke her heart when Adam died at age 26 after a lengthy battle with cancer. One of Bea's joys during her last few months of life was to hear stories about Tyler's latest antics. She loved a good steak and a martini!

One of Bea's great joys was "The Birthday Club" a lively group of women who formed about 60 years ago, and to this day, still gather to celebrate. We are grateful to the residences Bea has resided in these last three years, Marymoor and Seattle Medical Care. The caregivers in these facilities gave Bea great comfort. We are grateful, as well, to the doctors in the University of Washington Infectious Disease team. Donations to the church Mashell Ave.

With love and respect, we announce the passing of our mother, Carmen Ceccanti. Carmen passed away peacefully on March 13, to be with her Lord in heaven.

She was preceded in death by her loving husband Emilio Mel Ceccanti. Born and raised in Morton, Wash. After retiring, they enjoyed traveling in their motorhome, spending their winters in Yuma, Ariz.

A good card game could always be had at their home, where Carmen could fix a meal and never miss a deal. They moved from the farm to Eatonville, Wash. When visiting at dinner time, you were always invited to enjoy a meal with them. She is survived by her four children: She is also survived by numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and also a great-great-grandchild.

She had a special affinity in her heart for children. She had a great sense of humor and was generous, kind, gentle and had compassion for her family and friends.

Carmen lived a life that was a wonderful Christian example for her family. Delores Sutherland May 29, - March 12, After teaching in Eatonville, then Stanwood, she began her years at Everett HS coaching tennis and basketball.

She retired in , then took up golfing and loved every minute of it. She was predeceased by parents Hannes and Grace Sutherland. During the past few years Delores battled lymphoma.

She was strong and wouldn't let it stop her from her favorite pastime - golfing. Suds was blessed with many friends through coaching and golfing. She was well-known for her sportsmanship, her wit and unique personality. A "Celebration of Life" will be held April 6, , 3: A family gathering will take place at a later date. Delores, you are loved and will be deeply missed.

September 23, - March 3, September 23, - March 3, Richard Dick J. Dick married Valeria H. Banaszak, his best friend of 64 years, on May 1, She survives him at the family home. Dick and Val had four children, Richard Rick Jr. He is also survived by numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, and nephews, a brother, Donald, and a sister, Patricia.

He loved spending time with family. He started his educational career at Mary M. Knight, also teaching at Winlock, Napavine, and White Pass.

He started his administrative career as principal at Eatonville, and retired as an administrator of Elma High School in He was a leader and also a sports enthusiast. Services will be held at Joseph's Catholic Church in Elma. A Celebration of Life will follow from 1: Evelyn Guske and her daughter Sharon Aguilar smiled for the camera duing Evelyn's 90th birthday party held in at the Eatonville Methodist Church. Among her other community achievements Evelyn was a mainstay in helping put together A History of Pierce County Washington which was published by the Heritage League in Pierce County in Guske died peacefully in her sleep on February 27, at the age of Evelyn was one of four children with two sisters and one brother.

She was the daughter of Oscar and Daisy Dean Lowell. She married Fred Fritz Guske, Jr. They acquired acres next to Fred Guske, Sr, and began farming. In the beginning, it was very challenging with no cleared land, electricity, roads, water or buildings. Through hard work and time, they made the farm into a producing unit. Evelyn was a 70 year member of Ohop Grange , and received a meritorious Service Award from the state extension service for 27 years of leadership as leader of the Silver Lake 4-H Club.

She supervised the first clean up of the Indian Henry Indian Cemetery as a community service project. She was a senior elder in the Snohomish Tribe of Indians. Questions asked about Evelyn frequently were: One lasting memory for many young men was her tasty and very abundant meals served to the Hay Crews. She was also always very active in food preparation at the grange to include the Ohop Smorgasbords. She was extremely proud of her gardens and had a knack for raising African Violets.

A memorial celebration of life will be held March 16, from 1 to 4 p. Gary Martin Guffey March 7, - January 10, Gary Guffey and Claudia Gary was a passionate man who enjoyed being a recreational pilot. In his spare time he enjoyed flying planes, playing cards with his family "and a quarter" and traveling with his best friend and wife Claudia on his Goldwing and in their motorhome.

Gary was extremely loving and proud of his children, Gary A. Sunrise at Northwest Trek Circa Hellyer died July 28 at the age of 97, six years after the passing of her husband of nearly 70 years, David T. For more about her many faceted life please see Connie Hellyer. Connie Hopkins Hellyer November 8, - July 27, Constance Hopkins Hellyer, 97, died Friday, July 27, at Tacoma's Laurel House, while held as always in the loving hearts of family and friends both near and far.

Laurel House is the assisted living wing of the Narrows Glen retirement community, where Connie lived from until early , when she moved to stay for eight months in Puyallup, at the home of her daughter and son-in-law, Dorothy and Richard Oliver. She entered Laurel House in early November, Connie's death concludes a remarkably positive and sustained attempt to remain with family and friends for more years to come, an attempt cheered by all.

Connie continued in high spirits through the end, a gift as always to those who surrounded her. Connie was for more than sixty-nine years married to the late Dr.

Hellyer, and together with him donated the land that is now Northwest Trek Wildlife Park in Eatonville. While totally devoted to Dr. Hellyer and her entire family, she was a highly accomplished individual as well.

The Hellyers served the Tacoma community widely, he in the primary role of pediatrician, she in the primary roles of musician , teacher, and active supporter of community groups. Both have also been widely recognized and thanked for their gift of the Eatonville land, and for helping Trek in its early years begin to realize its potential.

Connie's individual activities and accomplishments were many. In some of her numerous roles, she was: Musician and supporter of arts. Connie studied piano from childhood and grew into a fine player and teacher. She later took up cello, which she played in a family orchestra with her husband and children.

She served on the first board of Tacoma Philharmonic, Inc. She and her husband hosted a series of string quartet performances in their homes. Her interest in the arts was not confined to music; she helped to lead Allied Arts of Tacoma, and was president of the Aloha Club in and In , Connie learned to fly, and soloed in an open-cockpit Warner Fleet Biplane.

Connie studied cooking at the Garland School in Boston. The meals she created were consistently splendid. She was renowned for her homemade bread, which she continued baking until her nineties, sometimes bringing the rising dough with her as she traveled by car so she could knock it down at appropriate times. She kept wonderful and welcoming gardens in her own homes. Friend and teacher to children.

In and , she played piano in a radio program for children. She brought music to children in the polio ward of local hospitals in and She gave special attention to children as a docent in two different area parks.

As a child and adolescent, Connie traveled widely with her family. She studied in England, Switzerland, and Paris. With her husband she saw much of the world. Connie grew up in an affluent family sometimes served by cook and chauffeur, yet delighted in every home she made later with her family in a variety of places and circumstances. As a contrast, during the second world war, with David at medical school in Chicago, she raised her children alone in a basic cabin at the lake in Eatonville, cooking over a wood stove and pumping water by hand.

Several of their homes, like that on Chambers Creek in Lakewood, had a touch of casual elegance. Others on Crane Island in the San Juans and at a ranch in Wyoming were more rustic, yet still warm and fun. Connie was executive secretary for all the mid-western state chapters of Federal Union, Inc.

She spoke well on many subjects. She read whole libraries with contents of great variety. Had she survived one hundred more years, additional publishers and authors would have been required to support her. Like her husband, Connie was friends with fauna and flora alike. In the s, she wrote a series of essays about Trek's wildlife, for publication in Seattle 's Pacific Search magazine.

In , Connie completed "Greatly Blessed," a book of personal memories produced for family and friends. In , her three daughter compiled and printed "Northwest Trek Journal," a collection of the essays Connie had written about Northwest Trek and its wildlife, with a few by her husband added.

These were her favorite, longest, and most successful roles. Her long marriage to David was so right, so consuming and dedicated, so close that neither Connie nor anyone else thought she would long survive his death in But she did, a fact allowing her to remain a loving, encouraging, and helpful mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother for six more years.

The world has lost a wonderful and accomplished presence. If Connie was, as she often said, blessed by her life, so was her world. Connie's death occurred after years of declining strength and mobility, a period when she modeled for the world how to accept with grace and good humor both increasing confinement and decreasing physical freedom.

She was grateful and her family remains grateful for all the support and assistance she received in those years from organizations and individuals too numerous to list. Connie was born in Evanston , Illinois, on November 8, Her sister Anne was born in and died in Her brother Lambert Larry was born in and died in Her brother Thayer was born in and died in An eighth treasured grandchild, David Babbit, died in Also surviving Connie are her love for family and friends, for the numerous causes she supported, for nature, and for the wide world of all and the love so many others return to her still.

Donations in memory of Constance Hellyer may be made to the Northwest Trek Foundation or the charity of your choice. A celebration of Connie's life will be held at a date to be announced. Douglas Scott Chappell June 23, - July 29, Doug joined the Marine Corps following high school. He was a heavy equipment operator for Mount Rainier National Park. Doug had an infectious personality. He loved life, he loved children. He always made you laugh!

A celebration of Doug's life will be this Saturday, August 4, , 1: Celebration of Doug Chappell. It helps to lessen the pain knowing how many lives Doug joyfully touched and the smiles and laughter Doug so freely gave to others.

I want to especially thank Mount Rainier National Park for the very special tribute they gave to Doug. Doug, you will be dearly missed, but happily remembered, son. I am looking forward to the day our Lord returns so we will never be separated again. Our entire family thanks all of you so very much. Dave Ellis - He leaves an indelible imprint on the acre zoological park he loved.

He dedicated two-thirds of his professional life to Northwest Trek, having arrived at the wildlife park near Eatonville on Jan. With nearly 28 years at Northwest Trek, Ellis served the wildlife park, its animals and its human visitors for close to three- quarters of its existence. Fewer than 10 percent of the approximately 2, animal exhibitors licensed by the U.

Department of Agriculture are accredited by the AZA. Ellis was known throughout the wildlife park and in the larger Metro Parks Tacoma organization as a warm, compassionate, caring man, Geddes said. He was an outdoorsman who came even more alive with a fishing line in the water, skis on the snow or hiking boots on a trail.

Ellis also was active in and passionate about the community in which he worked and lived, having served, along with his wife Nancy, on the Eatonville Town Council and on a number of committees, boards and other civic groups.

Whether he was working at Northwest Trek or in the community, Dave Ellis showed the same true-compass character, Geddes said. It was a trait many emulated. Lena Gillian Died June 20, Age Lena Gillilan, loving mother, grandmother, aunt and friend, passed away June She had resided in Eatonville most of her life.

She just celebrated her 92nd birthday. One of her passions was sports, and she rarely missed a sporting event that her family was involved in. She loved the Mariners and the Seahawks and was learning to enjoy the Sounders. Also surviving is her special extended family — Sandy Grimsley Bob and their son Bobby and his family and daughters Shelly and Brenda and their families; also members of the Emery families who have kept in touch with her over the years.

Beb graduated from Eatonville High School in and joined the Army. The boys began their radio careers very young and gave demonstrations during high school at school events so other students could understand their "strange ways. After the death of his dad Beb ran the newspape with his motherr for many years. When Gina died Beb ran the Dispatch by himself until selling in the early s. Beb is perhaps better known as the Dispatch owner than for his radio experience. However, ham radio played a large part in Beb's life and he had a room full of equipment, dedicated to his passion for amateur radio.

This will be on Saturday, June 9, from 1 to 3 p. Refreshments, including Beb's favorite, the turkey sandwich, will be available. Please come and share your verbal remembrances along with any pictures or items that bring good Beb memories. Beb wrote, "Sunday evenings were occupied with the RACES net, at which time we would gather the flock for emergency preparedness. Bob, seated, Beb and their dad Floyd. This photo was taken in - Floyd had been elected Eatonville mayor in and his term ended in Floyd Ames Beb Larkin.

After graduating from Eatonville High School in , he joined the U. He served in Alaska until his discharge in Following his army service, Beb attended Centralia College and then, co-published with his mother, The Dispatch from until He owned Mashell Electric until his death, providing a variety of services in the community. In he co-founded United Control Corporation, a manufacturer of electronic equipment. He was widely known about the community for his abilities, enthusiasm and cheery approach for "making things work.

His strong interest in family history led to many ancestral discoveries and acquaintances around the country. Animals were important to Beb, and at different times his collie Stevie and cat Cuter ruled the household. A Celebration of Life gathering will be held at a later date. Donations in his name can be made to the Virginia Mason Foundation in Seattle.

Kathy Dawkins August - February Kathy Dawkins Was born Aug. Preceding her in death were her parents George and Kay Klopf. Kathy attended elementary school on McNeil and eventually attended Visitation on the mainland. By junior high school she was attending public school and graduated from Lakes High School in She was a busy little cheer leader through those happy years and loved the social interacting that went with it. After graduation Kathy attended beauty school and worked as a beautician until she married the first time and started her family.

She is survived by her two kids, Michael and Sharon Harden, as well as two granddaughters, Kylee and Jada. Kathy is also survived by the love of her life and soul mate, Mark. Their almost 33 years together were marred only by their ending. They enjoyed their time together and were each others' best friend.

They were a natural fit. Their home on Clear Lake was where they lived their entire marriage. They considered a perfect weekend as one starting Friday night by shutting their gate, and not opening it again until Monday morning. Kathy was diagnosed with ovarian cancer just before her 59th birthday. She fought the fight with this ugly disease for almost 3 years before it overtook her strong healthy body.

Her family mourns her passing, as do her many friends. Thanks for being a part of her beautiful existence. Saturday, March 3, This photo was taken during the Art Festival shows the "soul mates" in happier times. Thomas Stuart Carlson May 4, - February 12, He lived for many years in the Puyallup area and worked in construction. Tom spent his final days surrounded by family and friends and especially enjoyed visiting with long-time friends Tim Ann Hurley and John Vicky Williams.

As has always been their way, the three friends visited and shared laughter on their last visit. Arrangements by Edwards Memorial. Cathy Coburn Shelley March 28, - December 30, Shelley passed away peacefully at her home, with family on December 30, She was raised on the Coburn family farm in Eatonville, an Eatonville graduate of , and was a lifetime Eatonville resident.

She loved music, sports, quilting, but most of all she loved her family. The family asks that any donations be made in her name to Relay for Life. Woodrow "Woody" Wilson April 15, - December 16, Woodrow Wilson, 98, was born April 15, in Tilden, Ill.

Woodrow was preceded in death by his parents, brother Frank, wife Jennie, and oldest son Gary. He is survived by his three sons Arne, Randy and Herb, Wilson. Woody had nine grandchildren, several great grandchildren and several great-great grandchildren.

He passed away Dec. His first real job was a coal miner in in Illinois. He always liked horses. When World War II broke out, he was on his way to Alaska where he worked as a civilian lineman for some Army facilities. After his tour was over there, he came back to Eatonville and worked on the Alder Dam from start to finish. He then returned to Eatonville where he spent most of the rest of his career as a logger and he retired from Weyerhaeuser at age Woodrow was an avid outdoorsman, as he loved to hunt and fish.

He always reminded the sons about the family record f or biggest elk, salmon and halibut. Gravesite service at Eatonville Cemetery with a potluck luncheon following at the Eatonville Eagles, Weyerhaeuser Rd. Paulette Marie Hale Hermsen September 20, - October 31, Paulette, 61, a lifetime Eatonville resident, passed away with family by her side on Oct.

Her short battle with cancer took her home to be with the Lord. Paulette was very active in the community. For eighteen years she was the May Day coordinator, and for over forty years a member of the Ohop Grange and the Eatonville Eagles. She also helped the community in many other ways. She loved life - cooking, baking, canning, clam digging, traveling, gardening, being with family, and the occasional trip to the casino. She especially enjoyed her time with grandsons Jonathon and Dominik.

The family would like to extend many thanks to all those who sent cards, flowers, food, and especially their thoughts and prayers. Paulette will be greatly missed by all who knew her. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, November 12, at 2: The service will be immediately followed by a celebration of life at the Ohop Grange, Mountain Hwy E in Eatonville. Services for Joyce Chainey Friday, November 11, 2 p.

Eatonville Baptist Church Eatonville Highway Joyce Chainey, lifelong resident of Eatonville died last week after years fighting cancer. Photo by Bob Walter. He was preceded in death by his wife Donna Marie Johnson and is survived by his four children, son Olen J. Johnson and Jody H. He is also survived by many nieces, nephews and grandchildren. He was also an accomplished pilot who loved aviation and lived life to its fullest, he will be missed by all.

Charles Matheny stands by his sculpture made from steel from the old mill site. The work of art was reconfigured after the administration at the time said the work was dangerous. The cattails and winding blackberry vines were also removed. Living just west of Los Angeles for many years, Charles often came to visit his old Eatonville friends, and on one of his visits, spotted the old steam whistle languishing in a goldfish pond.

He got an idea, purchased the whistle from its owner, and spent over 13 years restoring it and creating a memorial tribute to the mill days. All of this was done on his own time and at his own expense and donated to the town.

The memorial was composed of steel beams gleand from mill buildings, and is topped by the iconic steam whistle, which Matheny converted to run on an air compressor rather than steam, with a water line attached, sending up a mist of water vapor to simulate steam. The representational sculpt stands in Mill Pond Park today next to the Van Eaton Cabin, though in form, it is quite different from his original vision, which had included winding blackberry vines, also made of rusty steel see image.

I talked with Charles many times over the years. About four years ago, Charles and I discussed the location for the sculpt which was still being debated. He had first wanted to erect it at Nevitt Point. When that plan was nixed, he asked about placing it at the corner of Center Street East and Madison, at the northwest corner of the old mill grounds.

But the town indicated they would not bury or move the power lines which run along that street. Charles was running out of time he wanted the sculpt to be in its place before he died. A timer was also installed. Amid a gathering of friends and history buffs on a November day in , Charles had the honor of operating the controls, and the whistle came alive again. Today, except during the colder winter months, the whistle blows at noon each day, like it did in days gone by.

Detail of the Matheny Sculpt showing the painstaking work done to make blackberry vines that twined around the sculp t originally. These were taken off and the cattails were removed also. Haynes November 24, - August 23, Before coming home he made a detour through Los Angeles to visit a sibling.

There he met his wife to be Lillie Dael. After only three dates he knew she was the one and made her his wife.

Arne and "Lil" returned to Eatonville where he worked with his brother and father in the O. Arne was a leader in the Industry locally and nationally. He pioneered the introduction of many new technologies to better serve the residents of Eatonville and the surrounding areas. Arne was an avid golfer, tennis player, and story teller.

He was truly proud to be a part of one of Eatonville's pioneering families as a third generation Eatonville resident. He lived an incredible life and words cannot express how much he is missed. Services will be held Saturday, September 3, 11 a. Arne Haynes died peacefully at home Tuesday evening August 23, Arne was also my lifelong uncle.

And no one could ask for a better uncle. He was generous, kind, social and a lot of fun. Later Arne served in Korea. Arne was born November 24, Christensen bought the fledgling telephone company in His son, Arne's Uncle Dan Christensen, had no children and left the telephone company to his nieces and nephews.

Arne worked for Dan at the little company. When his beloved Uncle Dan died suddenly at 49, Arne was the only one to take over the family business. He kept pace with telephone technology bringing newer services to the community.

In addition to being hugely involved with the telephone company, Arne served on the town council, was a dedicated member of the Eatonville Lions Club, with an outstanding perfect attendance record for decades and also served many decades as a volunteer fireman.. They had two children, son Skip and daughter Roni Johnson. I never heard Arne say an unkind word against another person. He was like his mother Anne in that respect and also Otto, his dad.

Arne and Dave Williams were at my grandmother's house, trying to look in the windows, when my mom, Ruby Haynes Rulien, was giving birth to me.

Arne and Dave were high school kids in So my Uncle Arne had been a constant in my life since birth. All those who loved him will mourn his passing, but we will also celebrate his zest for life, his accomplishments, service to his community and, did I mention, Arne was always a lot of fun.

Just a funny, easy-going and enjoyable man to be with. He was a terrific uncle to me, and a terrific great-uncle to my daughter, Yatie Leslie Shore , as she grew up. I'm sorry my year-old granddaughter, Anne, didn't know Uncle Arne the way we did.

When Arne retired from the phone company his son, Skip, took over, today Arne's grandson, Brian, in now running the company. The company has been a family business for years and is the oldest family held business in Eatonville. It was a privilege being related to Arne. He was a gentle man, smart, and a lot of fun.

At the time of his passing, he was the owner of the Tall Timber Restaurant in Eatonville. He loved the outdoors, especially hunting and fishing. You were a special gift that family and friends will cherish the rest of our lives.

You made your own path during your short years, and now you are walking hand-in-hand with God. You will forever remain at our side and in our hearts. Nothing can change the loving pride in every thought of you. George Willett Palmer April 10, - March 9, He spent his childhood on a small farm in Puyallup before relocating to Eatonville in He continued to reside and operate that farm until his death.

He graduated from Eatonville High School in and ran the family dairy until he went to college when he switched to beef cattle. Over the years he had several different jobs including driving school bus and freight trucking before he purchased his first log truck.

Eventually he purchased a skidder and was involved in logging and land development. He enjoyed new challenges. He was predeceased by his parents and brother, Edmund. He lost his battle of more than 10 years with multiple myeloma on March 9, Graveside services will be held at the Eatonville Cemetery at 1 p. Memorial Service for Local Businesswoman Jackie Parnell, age 87, a life-long resident of Eatonville, passed away on December 28, She was the daughter of Frank Van Eaton, the first white child born in Eatonville and a granddaughter of town founder, T.

In the above photo, circa , she stands near the cabin where her dad was born. A memorial service will be held Saturday, January 15 at Donations may be made to the Eatonville United Methodist Church. Frank Allister Mahler, 59, beloved teacher, husband, and father, passed away on Wednesday, November 24, , following a year-and-a-half-long battle with cancer.

A long-time resident of Edgewood, Frank was born in Nova Scotia, Canada, where he spent his early childhood. At the age of 11, he and his family relocated to Vacaville, CA. On March 3, , they were married in Hilo, Hawaii. Frank received his master's in Teaching from the University of Puget Sound in Frank was a well-loved teacher of 13 years at Eatonville Middle School, where he taught both English and History.

He was voted Teacher of the Year by the students who loved him. Additionally, he led student tours to Washington, DC, and started the journalism and yearbook programs. Frank continued to teach until this past year. A celebration of Frank's life will be held on Sunday, December 19, at 2 p. Former students are encouraged to bring projects from his class and will have an opportunity to share fond memories of Mr. Box , Eatonville, WA The celebration of Fred L.

Matthews will Tuesday, November 9 at 11 a. Family visitation will be held Monday, November 8 from 2: Fred Matthews was very active in the community. Here he is pictured, left, in Chester Tomczak prepared to lay a MIA flag on the flames. Jim Vojtecky looked on as American Legion Post held their annual ceremony to respectfully destroy flags which are no longer usable.

Carl Andrus Langberg August 21 - September 30, September photo by Dixie A. He was born and raised in the area and just celebrated his th birthday at Clear Lake August 21, with family and friends. He lived years, 36, days. Carl was born August 21, and passed away on September 30, He recently celebrated his th birthday with family and friends. A lifelong resident of Eatonville, he was an active part of the community. He is survived by his daughter Lorna Hay of Vancouver and sons David Linda of Olympia and Aron Karen of Eatonville, eight grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren.

Sharon Norberg Van Hoof. Sharon worked for the United States Postal system in Auburn where she enjoyed many friendships. She served for several years on the Eatonville Planning Commission. She is survived by her brother-in-law Le Roy King and several cousins. Interment will be in the Eatonville Cemetery. Back to Front Page. Notice the bumble bee, the small child, and the smiling faces.

Smell the rain and feel the wind. Live your life to the fullest potential and fight for your dreams. He grew up as the youngest of six with five older sisters. Listen to a one minute video as Carl tell about his very interesting, and near fatal birth Carl's Birth as Told by Carl. Samuel and Anna met in Tacoma in about where Anna was running a boarding house with her four daughters from a previous marriage.

Carl attended the old Rainier Grade school which was located on the corner of the Mountain Highway and Springtown Road. And later attended Eatonville High School.

Lora was the daughter of Eatonville's education icon B. The school's football field and track is name for him. Carl's working life consisted of farming, logging, working in the Ship yards, and finally, as an electrician for Tacoma City Light until he retired after 30 years.

He now has been retired for more than 35 years! He has lived his entire life within a 30 mile radius of Eatonville. He has three children, Lorna, David and Aron eight grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren.

Seek Truth Without Fear. Louie Mettler Louie Mettler and a Buddy January 1, - November 20, Cliff Murphy Jesse Alva Jay Dawkins, Jr. Charles Matheny Left a Legacy She died September 19, at the age of 82 after a long and courageous battle with cancer. Services will be held Saturday October 1 at 11 a. Box Eatonville, WA

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