John Peter Whittall | Obituary

John Peter Whittall | Obituary

John Peter Whittall | Obituary

John Peter Whittall

August 7, 1934 – September 2, 2020

Pete Whittall of Anderson

Island, Washington died

peacefully on September

2nd with his wife Eve

by his side. Pete led a

joyful life and especially

loved traveling, whether

it was within the USA

or the World, or simply

vacationing on Hood

Canal and Lake Chelan.

He enjoyed tailgating at

UW Husky games and

going to Seattle Mariner

games. Once he even

daringly bought a racehorse and spent time at the track. But

whatever it was, it had to include the family.

After graduating from St. Martin’s High School Pete joined

the US Army and later graduated from University of Puget

Sound. He worked for Weyerhaeuser for 17 years with

stops in Snoqualmie, Longview, Springfield, Longview, and

Federal Way. He left Weyerhaeuser in 1980 to start his own

company – Whittall Management Group – retiring in 1998.

He found time to become an Auburn City Councilman and

served for twelve years, served as president of the Auburn

Rotary Club, and president of the local homeowner’s

association. He was active with various charities throughout

his career – helping disabled children and persons with

mental health issues – plus he endowed a perpetual

scholarship at University of Puget Sound for independent

married students especially with children.

He was preceded in death by his parents; Jack and Avis

(Baker) Whittall, and his first wife; Lucille (Deschamps)

Whittall. He is survived by his wife Eve Whittall and seven

kids: Jack (Christy), Geoff (Julie), Jennifer Whale (Jack),

Joan Welsh (Bryan), Mary Aubert (Curt), Mike (Susie),

Avis Denman (Paul) and step daughters Cheryl Rasmussen,

Deborah Eller and Trisha Jennings, along with 21 grandkids

and 11 great grandkids who all loved him dearly. He

cherished holidays and a family gathering was best whether

for any reason or no reason at all. He was our rock and will

be greatly missed!

In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Alzheimer’s

Association or the Auburn Valley Humane Society.


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