Thomas Dale Leist, a longtime resident of the area, died July 3, 2015. He was 94.
He was born March 17, 1921, in Manson, Iowa, to the late John and Lena Elisen Leist. He was a retired educator who started his career at age 18, teaching in a one-room country school. He continued his education during summers and graduated from University of Northern Iowa. He taught in his hometown until he married Bethel Haagna. They both took positions with the Seattle School District. He earned a master’s degree from the University of Washington and became a principal in the Seattle school system. Following retirement, he worked at Longacres race track and moved to Enumclaw where he bred and raised Thoroughbred horses.
He is survived by daughters Jennipher Beaton of Seattle and Mary Arneson of Everett, Wash., and one grandchild. He was preceded in death by wife Bethel Leist.
Remembrances are suggested to a charity of the donor’s choice.
Services were by Weeks’ Enumclaw Funeral Home. All may sign the online guest book at www.weeksfuneralhomes.com.
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