Walter Henry died Feb. 28, 2016, following a lengthy illness. He was 86.
He was raised in Black Diamond, graduated in 1949 from Enumclaw High School and attended both Central Washington University and the University of Washington. He served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean Conflict and enjoyed a 40-year career in sales for Metlife. He was an avid steelhead fisherman who spent much of his time on the Skykomish and Green rivers, fishing with brother.
He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Harriet Henry; daughters Cheryl Keegan (David) and Kim Howitt (Jake); brother Jack Henry (Joanne); sisters Margaret Brown (Fred) and Linda Johansen; and two grandchildren.
A memorial service took place March 11 at Southminster Presbyterian Church in Des Moines, Wash.
Donations are suggested to Southminster Presbyterian Church or to the Washington chapter of the American Parkinson Disease Association.
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.