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Harold Roy Conrad

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff
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Harold Roy Conrad  was born Jan 18, 1923, in Port Angeles and died peacefully at home in Monroe January 21, 2012, surrounded by his family.  Harold was one of eight siblings.

He grew up in Port Angeles on the Dungeness spit; fishing, crabbing, clam digging and playing on the log boom daily.

He swore no boy could have had a better place to grow up.

He moved to Seattle in his teen years and  graduated from Queen Anne High School.

Then he moved to Cordova, Alaska, where he fished and owned a cannery.

A World War II veteran,  he returned to Alaska after the war and then back to Seattle where he became a building contractor.

In December 1966, he married Joan Morley Ashley.  Together they found great joy in salmon fishing, square dancing, mushroom hunting, picking wild blackberries, walking, beachcombing, hiking, gardening, marathon cribbage games and family.

Now he has joined his beloved wife who passed six years earlier.

They leave three children, seven grandchildren, four great grandchildren, two sisters and one brother.

Harold loved nature; was thrilled to see a cougar and a bear walk past his home! He taught us to love the simple things in life.

His wild birds, squirrels, rabbits and deer were all well fed and loved, and will also miss him. We miss both Harold and Joan greatly. Memorials are requested to Sky Valley food bank in Monroe, or the food bank of your choice.

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