In Memory of

Gary

Grant

Lauer

Obituary for Gary Grant Lauer

GARY GRANT LAUER
NOVEMBER 15, 1939 – MAY 15, 2019
WENATCHEE, WASHINGTON

GARY GRANT LAUER OF WENATCHEE PASSED AWAY MAY 15TH, 2019.
BORN NOVEMBER 15, 1939 IN BEDFORD, QUEBEC TO GRANT AND DORCAS (CASEY) LAUER. GARY WAS AN AVID HOCKEY FAN, WITH WONDERFUL MEMORIES OF ICE SKATING FOR MILES ON FROZEN RIVERS, LAKES, AND THE BACKYARD ICE RINK.

THE FAMILY MOVED TO CALIFORNIA AND SETTLED IN GARDEN GROVE. HIS MOTHER BEGAN WORKING AT DISNEYLAND ON IT'S OPENING DAY, AND GARY AND HIS SIBLINGS ALSO WORKED AT DISNEYLAND DURING THEIR SCHOOL VACATIONS. THEIR FOND MEMORIES HAVE CREATED A FAMILY LOVE AFFAIR WITH EVERYTHING DISNEY TO THIS DAY.

GARY WORKED AS A COMMERCIAL PLUMBER. SOME OF HIS MEMORABLE WORK PROJECTS INCLUDED JUNGLE ISLAND AT DISNEYLAND, SEATTLE'S UNDERGROUND BUS TERMINAL, COLUMBIA TOWER, AND THE BILL GATES MANSION. HE WAS A PROUD MEMBER OF PLUMBERS AND PIPEFITTERS LOCAL 32, SEATTLE.

HIS GREATEST ENJOYMENT WAS TIME SPENT WITH HIS GRANDCHILDREN AND CAMPING AND FISHING WITH CHAR AND THE FAMILY AT BLUE LAKE.

GARY LEAVES BEHIND HIS LOVING WIFE, CHARLEEN; CHILDREN: JENNIFER OF PUYALLUP, WA, BRAD (SUE) OF STARTUP, WA, JULIE PONTE OF MARYSVILLE, WA, MIKE (MESHELL COLES) OF TACOMA, WA, KELLEY OF PRESCOTT, AZ; GRANDCHILDREN: ANDY (JORDAIN), HENRY (SHAKANNA), OLLIE, MICKEY, TRENT (KOURTNEY LOVE), MADISEN, CARSEN, DANIEL AND CALVIN AND GREAT GRANDSON WINSTEN; SIBLINGS: SHAN FORSBERG OF EAST WENATCHEE, WA, MAUREEN (DAVE) FAIR AND FRANK LAUER, BOTH OF RIVERSIDE, CA; BROTHER-IN-LAW, FRANK BLANCHARD OF SEATTLE, WA; AND NUMEROUS NIECES AND NEPHEWS. GARY WAS PRECEDED IN DEATH BY HIS PARENTS AND SISTER, ANNE SEAVER.

A MEMORIAL SERVICE WILL BE HELD FOR GARY AT 1:00 P.M., ON SATURDAY, JUNE 1, 2019, AT FAITH LUTHERAN CHURCH IN EAST WENATCHEE, 171 EASTMONT AVE., EAST WENATCHEE, WA, 98802. YOU ARE INVITED TO SHARE A MEMORY OR LEAVE A CONDOLENCE ON GARY’S ONLINE TRIBUTE WALL. ARRANGEMENTS ARE IN THE CARE OF HERITAGE MEMORIAL CHAPEL, EAST WENATCHEE.