North County Outlook - Community newspaper serving Marysville, Arlington, Tulalip, Smokey Point, Lakewood

Wallace S. Deeter


Wally Deeter, treasured and beloved by his family, was lost to cancer on February 28, 2014.

Wally is survived by his wife of nearly 61 years, Mandie; son and daughter-in-law, Mike and Mixie; daughter, Sylvia; nephew, Gary; the joy of his life: grandchildren, John, Sara, and Anna; two nieces, several cousins and many good friends.

Born on October 31, 1928, Wally grew up in Oso, WA and graduated from Arlington High School in 1947.

He joined the US Navy and served his country for 20 years. He served on three different destroyers and had shore duty in California and Japan as well as serving as a radio operator during the Korean War.

Upon retiring from the Navy in 1968, Wally and his family moved back to Washington State, where Wally worked for Safeway for 20 years.

In 1993 Wally and Mandie moved to Camano Island, where they enjoyed living for 20 years.

Then, due to his health, they moved to Arlington to be near family.

Time with his grandchildren was always a first priority for Wally, and he took them along on RV trips, taught them to fish and to golf.

Wally was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, and uncle. He will be sorely missed but will live on in the hearts of us all.

A memorial service was held on March 15 in Camano.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you donate to the American Cancer Society to honor Wally.


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