Obituary for Walter Siler
Walter Agee Siler, 85, of Cashmere, WA passed away peacefully in his sleep Monday April 11, 2017 at the Lake Ridge Center in Moses Lake, WA.
Walt was born November 22, 1931 in Los Angeles, California. With his family, they moved from Los Angeles to Eureka, CA. After graduating, from high school in 1949 he enlisted into the United States Navy where he served in the Korean War as a Navy Hospital Corpsman.
While serving together, Walt and Mary Lou Graham met and married. They had four children.
Walt was a lifetime member of International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers and Veterans of Foreign Wars.
Walt began his career at Boeing and became a journeyman electrician; after Boeing Walt worked 6 years at Vandenberg AFB. Walt became a master electrician and worked various construction jobs in several states. He also worked building the Third Power House at the Grand Coulee Dam, and rebuilding turbine generators on many dams along the Columbia River.
In the late 70’s Walt worked in Alaska on the North Slope oil pipeline. He met Margo Peterson and they had two children.
Walt loved to spend time with his family; hunting, fishing, boating, water sports, and coaching and refereeing hockey.
Walt retired in Washington State and enjoyed spending time with his friends and family.
He is survived by six children: Bruce (Monica) Siler of Phoenix, AZ; Carole Zacher of Cashmere, WA; Richard (Debbie) Siler of Liberty Lake, WA; Marita (William) Oliver of Norfolk, VA; Morada Peterson of Denver, CO; and Gabriel Peterson-Siler of Shelton, WA; 10 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and 2 great-great-grandchildren.
Memorial service will be held at a later date where Walt’s loved ones will take his ashes up the Icicle where he enjoyed fishing and camping. Contributions in memory Walt can be made to the Alzheimer’s Foundation. www.alzfdn.org
You are invited to leave condolences at his online guestbook at www.HeritageMemorialChapel.com . Heritage Memorial Chapel has been entrusted with arraignments.