Submitted by his daughter
My dad loved being with nature‚ in the woods. The time he spent in the woods was the time he felt close to God‚ our Creator. When you went into the woods with my dad‚ you would learn about nature. Everyone that knew my dad would call him if they needed help with something. He’d stop doing what he was doing at home and help that friend or family member.
Dad was a boy and girl scout leader for many years. After he was hired with the fire department‚ he’d continue to help the boy scouts in teaching them how to tie knots and camping.
I’m VERY PROUD of my dad. He touched so many people’s hearts and probably didn’t know half of them. They came to me at dad’s Celebration of Life saying‚ ‘We’ve never met‚ but your dad talked so much about you I feel like I know you.’ Just to let you know‚ we fed over 500 people that day. All of the people’s hearts‚ he touched in some way‚ will always be a treasure in their hearts.
Dad would always take me rock climbing‚ camping‚ fishing and a little bit of hunting. He taught me how to be independent and fix things. Now‚ he and God are teaching me things through my heart. My dad was the BEST!
Accomplishments: He climbed Mt. Ranier in 1981; became Fire Fighter II in 1983; Engineer in 1987 and Captain in 1989.
He was a member of the following: RMEF‚ NWTF‚ NRA and Ducks Unlimited.