Gary David Loomis

Gary David Loomis, a lifelong Aberdeen and Wishkah Valley resident passed away on the morning of Sunday, May 5, 2013, at St. Peters Hospital in Olympia. He was 53.

Gary was born in Aberdeen on April 12, 1960, to William Elmer and Irma (Throckmorton) Loomis.

Gary graduated from J.M. Weatherwax High School in 1978, where he enjoyed sports and music. Soon after graduation he joined the Washington National Guard. The service took him to South Korea twice, as well as several different states. He was honorably discharged in 1997, as a staff sergeant.

Gary was employed at several local businesses; he spent most of his local working career as a security guard for the Rayonier Pulp Mill in Hoquiam.

Harry had many hobbies and interests. He especially liked blue grass music. He attended several concerts with his brother, Glen, and sister-in-law, Julie, camping out and singing along. His last passion was growing dahlias, finding all sorts of different types, varieties and colors.

Multiple Sclerosis cut his life short, confining him to a wheelchair for the last seven years. Not an easy life, but he made the most out of it. He spent the last two years of his life in a comfortable compatible home in Lacey. Our family is appreciative for the kindness and friendship they showed Gary.

Gary is survived by his mother, Irma, at the family home; three brothers, Bill of McCleary, Ron of Montesano and Glen of Aberdeen; two sisters, Carol DiGuilio and Norma Loomis, both of Puyallup; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father, William; sister, Donna Lee; and brother, Larry.

There will be a Graveside Service at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 18, 2013, at Fern Hill Cemetery.