Lewis E. Wilson
November 20, 1930 –
July 8, 2014
Lewis E. Wilson was a proud man. He loved his family and provided well for his family.
Lewis left to be with his wife, mother and father on July 8th, 2014 after a battle with cancer.
Lewis was born in Plainview, Arkansas on November 20th, 1930. He was one of 18 children.
He leaves behind two children, Kathy Benavidez and her husband Rudolph Benavidez and Darrell Wilson. He also leaves two grandchildren, Brad Dallavalle and his wife Melinda Dallavalle and Stacie Benavidez
Lewis enjoyed, very much, spending time with and keeping in touch with his siblings in Arkansas. He leaves behind, Virginia Snow, Gus Wilson, Charles Wilson, Virgie Owens, Deloris Isom, Sue Moore, Hazel Pryor, Danny Wilson, Connie Terry, Steve Wilson and Sandy Patterson.
Lewis served in the Korean War for two years and was a member of the Masons and Eagles club. He loved to fish and golf. He enjoyed time at their cabin in Leavenworth, fishing, snowmobiling, farming, and the company of friends.
Lewis began his career at Boeing in 1954 in Wichita, Kansas working on B-52’s until he was transferred to Everett, Washington in 1968 where he worked on the new 747 and was in on the beginning of the first 747’s to be built. He started out as an hourly employee; by the time he retired in 1984 he had worked his way up into management. Lewis worked 30 years with the Boeing Company and was proud of his accomplishments.
Lewis will go home to Arkansas to be with his parents and those in the family who have preceded him.
Memorial services will be held at the First Baptist Church, 17922 149th St. SE; Monroe, WA 98272, (360) 794-8044, on July 26, 2014 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. There will be some time for fellowship following the services.
If you wish to make a donation in Lewis name please make all donations to: First Baptist Church, 17922 - 149th St. SE, Monroe, WA 98272.
DAD YOU WILL BE MISSED. WE LOVE YOU.
James A. Young
April 13, 1935 - June 21, 2014
On June 21, 2014, Machias lost an icon. The mayor of Machias and Commodore of the Pilchuck Yacht Club passed away of congestive heart failure. Jim was a member of many organizations, including Granite Falls Eagles, Snohomish American Legion Post 96, the VFW and Club 170 of Everett and The Moose Club of Port Angeles. Jim was president of his class in 1953 and majored in Ping Pong at Western Washington University.
His sense of humor and his kind and patient ways and practical jokes were among many of his assets. He learned to play drums at a very early age. He set his drums up alongside the road playing to the people driving by. He continued his drumming with Art Schwartzmiller and the Banana Peelers, the band with apeel, The Sauerkraut Band with Gordy Taylor as bandmaster 46 years later.
Jim is survived by his wife, Audrey; brother, Bill; children, Garry, Stacy, Joel, Jeffrey, Diane (Chuck) Howell and family; Jan (Roger) Erlandsen and family; grandchildren, Ana and Eli; great grandson, Titas; nieces and nephews Daryn (Yvonne), Dane (Stacy), Linda (George), Lori (Mark), Doug, Sandy and Chris; many great nieces and nephews, also many dear friends, Thelma Taylor, Jackie Garry Hughes, Don Nelsen, and everyone who stepped through the door at Doc’s Tavern.
Jim’s parents, Alfred (Doc) and Anne, went before Jim, as well as his sister, Marilyn; his niece, Karen; good friend Sharon Nelson and many faithful patrons.
Everyone will miss Jim, but as he always said, “I’ll be right back.”
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