Kevin Shank died May 17, 2015, in St. Lucia.
He was born in Tacoma to Gilton and Willanna Shank and graduated from Puyallup High School. He lived and worked for many years at Crystal Mountain, ventured to Montana, then headed to Costa Rica, Jamaica and, most recently, St. Lucia, where he was chief operations manager of Rainforest Skyrides. He enjoyed time with wife Cris on their Caribbean adventures. He also loved hunting and fishing and spending time with his brother David, fishing in their drift boat on Washington’s Wynoochee and Cowlitz rivers.
He is survived by wife Cris; son Jeremy (Jodi); daughter Vanessa (Matt); stepson Allen; mother Ann; brothers Larry (Gloria), David (Debbie) and Michael; and four grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his father in 2010 and brother Ronny in 2014.
A celebration of life potluck is planned for 6 p.m. Friday, June 26, in the men’s clubhouse at Enumclaw Golf Course. Guests are invited to share memories and visit with family and friends.
Bills show hundreds of residents doubled or tripled their water usage in the past two months, but many say they’ve not increased, or even decreased, their water consumption, and the city’s system must be wrong.
For the last decade, Ellen Boyd has been taking care the city of Buckley, most recently as its director of the youth center, senior center and parks department. So when Ellen was diagnosed with a rare form of ovarian germ cell cancer, her friends decided it was time the community she dedicated her life to should come out to support her.
Mushroom pickers hiking just outside Greenwater recently stumbled upon a spooky scene — a human skull among the ‘shrooms.
Oakpointe is gearing up to start home construction in the Ten Trails project in Black Diamond — the developer is only waiting for is final authorization by the City Council. Final plat authorization was submitted by Oakpointe to city staff on Aug. 30, and after staff review, sent to the City Council for action on the Oct. 5 meeting. Council tabled the item to the Oct. 19 meeting. Additionally, a new roundabout opened in the city.
Some Black Diamond residents have been the target of a recent phone scam by an individual that identifies themselves as a police officer, at times using a legitimate officer’s name.