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.