Sigmond Mekosky, 90, passed away July 11, 2002, at Hacienda Rehabilitation and Care Center in Sierra Vista, Ariz. He had been a resident of Sierra Vista, Ariz., since 1988.
Sigmond was born in Hoquiam on June 8, 1912, to Stanley Steve Mekosky (Polish surname Mikulski) and Victoria (Kozlowski) Mekosky. He grew up in Hoquiam and on a dairy farm in the Wishkah Valley. He was business oriented and we loved hearing his stories of selling newspapers, bark, and other things he did to earn a living starting as a child. On December 27, 1938, in Montesano, he married Gertrude Heleena Haskey.
Sigmond made his living as a dairy farmer in the Wishkah Valley for more than 30 years. He was a plywood worker for almost 25 years, retiring from Hoquiam Plywood in 1976. He was an avid fisherman and hunter and enjoyed reading, traveling, and riding motorcycles and bicycles. He lived on the Harbor for 76 years before moving with his wife to Sierra Vista, Ariz.
He is survived by a sister, Wanda (Mekosky) Valentine of Washington; daughter, Virginia (Clayton) Stehman of Arizona; son, Sigmond (Elaine) Stanley Mekosky of Washington; granddaughters, Melodi Michelle (Michael) Downs of Washington, Bridgette Elaine (Cameron) Gotts of Washington; three great-grandsons, Karl Downs, Israel Downs, and Brady Gotts; and numerous nephews and nieces.
Sigmond joins his parents, Stanley and Victoria Mekosky; brothers, Edward Mekosky, Wylie Mekosky, Joe Mekosky, and Steve Mekosky; sisters, Sophia (Mekosky) Boro, Connie (Mekosky) Hay, and Dorothy (Mekosky) Raich who preceded him in death.
Interment will be in St. John’s Cemetery, Wishkah Valley, Aberdeen, Washington.