Clifford Hash

Enumclaw resident Cliff Hash died Jan. 28, 2011, in Enumclaw.

He was born Nov. 27, 1924, in Enumclaw to Clifford and Sophie (Kraetz) Hash. He was a multi-sport athlete at Enumclaw High School. He was drafted while in high school and after serving in World War II he returned to Enumclaw High to earn his diploma. He logged for a short time then went to Western Washington College of Education where he played football and baseball and received his bachelor’s in education in 1953. He taught two years in Darrington, Wash., where he coached football and baseball. He married Marilyn Young on June 12, 1955, in Bothell, Wash. At the request of Chuck Smith he and Marilyn moved to Enumclaw and took teaching positions. He spent the next 28 years teaching at the junior high. He coached football, baseball and golf at both the junior high and the high school and also taught driver’s education, retiring in 1983. He enjoyed gardening, camping, traveling and picking mushrooms. He loved to play golf and spent much of his free time at the golf course. He was a longtime member of the Auburn Elks and liked Husky and Seahawk football games.

He is survived by wife Marilyn Hash of Enumclaw; daughters Vicki Wales and husband Doug of Sammamish, Wash., and Shelly Veazey and husband Darron of Maple Valley; nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by son Scott Hash on Sept. 25, 1990.

A memorial service will take place at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 5, at Calvary Presbyterian Church.

Donations are suggested in his memory to Enumclaw Relay for Life in care of the American Cancer Society, 2120 1st Ave. N., Seattle, 98109.

Arrangements are by Weeks’ Enumclaw Funeral Home.

All are invited to sign the online guest book at