Gary Lee Nearhood died Aug. 25, 2016, at the age of 72.
He was born Aug. 11, 1944, in Auburn, Wash., to the late Samuel and Florence (Moriarty) Nearhood. He was a 1962 graduate of White River High School in Buckley and spent the past 20 years living in the Springfield, Ore., area, where he enjoyed traveling, reading, playing cards, working crossword puzzles and spending time with family and friends.
He is survived by brother Ronald (Glenda) Nearhood of Castle Rock, Wash.; sisters Sandra Fruehling and Susan Richardson, both of Buckley; and Mable Nearhood, Bonnie Hanel, Bernie Bowen and Rob Bowen.
A family gathering to celebrate his life will take place at a future date.