John Steel

Longtime area resident John Leonard Steel died March 25, 2011, in Auburn. He was 75.

He was born June 11, 1935, in San Antonio, Texas, and had worked as a self-employed photographer before retiring in 1994. He had operated High Country Photo in downtown Enumclaw. He enjoyed music, his vegetable garden and all kinds of hats and liked to go fishing.

He is survived by wife Joanna Steel of Enumclaw; stepdaughters Tina Pyatt of Auburn and Tonya Steel of Enumclaw; and brother Harry Steel Jr. and wife Louisa of San Antonio.

A memorial service took place Sunday, April 3. Burial was at Mountain View Cemetery.