Vernon Dale McCollaum II

Vernon Dale McCollaum II died Sept. 16, 2015, in Enumclaw at the age of 51.

He was born Sept. 1, 1964, in San Manuel, Ariz. He moved to Washington when he was 11 and graduated from White River High School in 1983. After high school he logged for several companies. In the 1990s he worked for Labors Local 440 working on bridges in the greater Seattle area. He cut, split and stacked firewood from 17 until he was 51. His life revolved around his wife, children and family.

He is survived by his wife Tina McCollaum of Enumclaw; son Kole Norton of South Prairie; stepsons Anthony Wittle of Sumner and Andrew Wittle of Enumclaw; daughters Megan McCollaum of Puyallup and Allison McCollaum of Enumclaw; parents Rusty and Sandra McCollaum of Wilkeson; brother Edward McCollaum and wife Heather of Carbonado; sister Lauryssa Young and husband William of Bonney Lake; and one granddaughter.

A memorial service took place Saturday, Sept. 26, at Weeks’ Funeral Home in Buckley. All may sign his online guest book at

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