Martin Alexander “Skip” Orkney, 73, a lifetime Raymond resident died on Sunday, April 21, 2013, at his home in Raymond. He was born November 26, 1939, in Raymond to Alexander and Myrtle (Scutvick) Orkney.
Skip graduated from Raymond High School with the Class of 1957 and went on to Centralia Junior College from 1957-1958, attended Grays Harbor College for 3 years and attended University of Washington night school. He worked on the Kuttle farm and for Weyerhaeuser; he attended Boeing and Technical school for a couple years, he worked for Simpson plywood in Shelton; he worked as a book keeper for various companies including Don Makivoney CO., then to Agcrete Industries in Woodinville, Wash., Reid Sand and Gravel of Bellevue and Coast Construction in Burien. When returning to Raymond he worked at Pederson Seafoods in South Bend. The last place he was employed was Harbor Bell in Bay Center. Skip enjoyed computer work and operated a computer business out of his home. He also enjoyed wood working in his shop.
Skip was the youngest of six children. He is survived by his sisters, Alene Strozyk and Elizabeth Kuttle of Raymond; many aunts, uncles and cousins; close friends, Lynn Armstrong, Ray Thompson and Andy Monson. He was preceded in death by Anna Marie Smith, Geraldine Orkney and Muriel Rainer.
Memorial services will be held at a later date. Arrangements are in care of Stoller’s Mortuary in Raymond.