Northwest NEWS

July 17, 2000

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Chris Loutsis

Chris Loutsis was always willing to help others

   Chris Loutsis was a very giving person, always willing to help others, according to his eldest son, Chris.

   "My father will be missed by a lot of people," Chris said. "He did a lot, but stayed behind the scenes ... He was there to make sure things got done, but wasn't the one to take the bow."

   Chris Loutsis indeed got a lot of things done. As head of King County's Real Property Division, he led the drive to establish Marymoor Park. He worked with the Little League for 30 years and was active with the Sno-Valley Seniors, Washington Generals, Tolt Historical Society, and the International Right of Way Association. He had been a Fire District 45 commissioner and twice was Duvall Citizen of the Year.

   Chris J. Loutsis, of Duvall, died July 11 at Overlake Hospital after a long battle with cancer. He was 71.

   "The Valley won't be the same without him," said longtime friend Diana Board. "I remember he cooked loads of hamburgers during Duvall Days and in Carnation for the Tolt Booster Club. He organized Little League and trained umpires. He was so good with little kids."

   A lifelong Valley resident, Mr. Loutsis was born on December 20, 1928, in Carnation. He is survived by his wife Carrie, family Chris and Jill Loutsis of Moxee, Louie and Sherill Loutsis, Bob Loutsis, Helen and Ron Kero, Tom Loutsis, all of Duvall, and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, and nephews.