Northwest NEWS

June 11, 2001



George Alexander Ogilvie

George Ogilvie passed away at home in Kirkland on Memorial Day, May 28, at the age of 82 years. He was the eldest of Robert and Minnie Ogilvie's six children, born in White Salmon, Wash., on June 10, 1918.
   The family settled in the Bridle Trails area of Kirkland in 1921. He graduated with honors in chemistry from Kirkland High School with the class of 1935. He joined the National Guard and was called to active duty during World War II, serving with the Army Medical Corps in New Guinea and Australia. In 1941 he married Violet M. Bills at the home of his parents. His first job after the war was as a mechanic with Lee Johnson Chevrolet in Kirkland. He also worked at Boeing as an electronic technician, then later retired from the Lake Washington School District Maintenance Department. In retirement he was an avid reader of many subjects including his favorites, medicine and religion. He was also a frequent visitor of the Redmond Hotel and Café where he met his many coffee buddies.
   Our beloved husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend will be deeply missed.
   George is survived by his wife Violet; daughters, Judy Westall, Sue Sabin, Margo Follis, Mary Lou Wilkerson; sons, Alex and Pat Ogilvie; sisters, Ellen Mason of Colorado, Pat Hallin of Castle Rock; and brother Mike Ogilvie of Bellevue. He was preceded in death by his brother Robert and sister Kay Hall in 1999.
   Memorial services were held June 10, at Northshore United Church of Christ in Woodinville.
   Remembrances may be given to Evergreen Hospice of Kirkland.