Gary Calvert

Auburn resident Gary Calvert, 74, died May 31, 2014, in Federal Way, Wash.

He was born Jan. 27, 1940, in Seattle. He graduated in 1958 from Enumclaw High School and later owned and operated Calvert Construction. He retired in 1985 and embraced racing and building hot rods. He once held the world land speed record for flathead engines at the Bonneville Speedway. His grandchildren were a special part of his life.

He is survived by wife Carole Calvert of Auburn; daughters Lisa Taylor and husband Thomas of Seattle and Susan Mager of Leadville, Colo.; son Ross Mager and wife Lorrayne of Fortine, Mont.; brother Kenneth Calvert and wife Nancy of Auburn; and seven grandchildren. He was preceded in death by son Vincent Calvert in 2003; sisters Patsy, Clorene and Sharon; and brothers Richard, Larry and Gordon.

Memorial donations are suggested to a charity of the donor’s choice.

A funeral service will take place at 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 4, at the Muckleshoot Pentecostal Church in Auburn with burial at Evergreen Memorial Park in Enumclaw.

Arrangements are by Weeks’ Funeral Home in Buckley. All may sign the online guest book at