Lifelong Aberdeen resident Frank Edwin Garley passed away on Tuesday, August 21, 2012. He was 83 years old. Frank was born on May 2, 1929, to parents Frank and Frances Garley.
He attended Finch Farms School, Washington School, Miller Jr. High and graduated from J.M. Weatherwax High School in 1947. While in high school, Frank spent his summers in Alaska working for the New England Fish Company.
From 1947-1952 Frank served as a private in the Washington National Guard.
On January 21, 1961, he married Clara “Tinker” Randich at the Mission Covenant Church, in Aberdeen. She survives him at the family home. For 22 years he and Tinker owned an antique business. He was an avid collector of antique toy cap guns and FDR memorabilia.
Frank drove truck for Interstate Asphalt and in 1986 he retired from Lakeside Industries, in Aberdeen. Frank was a member of the Aberdeen Eagles, Elks, and Teamsters Local #252. He was also a member of United Christian Church of Aberdeen. Frank spent his retirement years, enjoying his grandchildren and bragging about them to anyone who would listen.
Frank is survived by his loving wife of 51 years, Clara “Tinker” Garley ; daughter, Frankie (Chuck) Hacker of Gig Harbor, Wash.; grandchildren, Taylor, Erin, and Sam Hacker; nieces; Kay and Lawrene’ and cousin, Bernice Bissett of Vancouver, B.C.
Frank is preceded in death by his sisters, Faye Garley and Fern Webster.
A memorial service will take place at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 1, 2012, at the United Christian Church located at 300 W. First St. in Aberdeen.
To sign the online book of memories or to light a memorial candle, please visit www.harrisonfamilymortuary.com. Arrangements are by Harrison Family Mortuary of Aberdeen.