Bill Aden died quickly in his wife’s arms on Aug 6, 2018, at their Puyallup home.
He was born June 16,1933, in Carlson, Washington, to Jane and Carter Aden. They moved to Cumberland when he was 3 along with his five older siblings. He attended elementary school in Cumberland in a one-room schoolhouse and graduated from Enumclaw High School in 1951. Following graduation, he became a logger and worked for different companies, eventually working for Weyerhaeuser Co. for 45 years. He retired in 1996 and was named “Bull of the Woods” for the 2004 Buckley Log Show. He loved to hunt and fish, play horseshoes, pick blackberries and mushrooms, care for his beautiful rose garden, play cribbage and other card games and take trips to Alaska.
He is survived by his wife of more than 65 years, Shirley; son Randy (Cathy) of Hoodsport, Washington; daughters Debbie (Paul) of Alaska and Julie of San Diego; brother and sister-in-law Lawrence and Alayne Van Hort and sister-in-law Dories Aden, all of Enumclaw; eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by siblings Treava, Harland, Mary, Ben and Wally.
A celebration of his life is planned for 11 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 9, at the Buckley Eagles. Donations are suggested to a charity of the donor’s choice or the Buckley Eagles No. 1387, where he was a member for 63 years.