October 15, 2001
Obituary: Jack F. Perrigoue
Funeral services have been held for Jack Perrigoue, 84, of Carnation. Burial followed at the Fall City cemetery. Jack died at Evergreen Hospital in Kirkland on Friday, Oct. 5. The service was conducted by Falls City Lodge #66 F & AM and Mr. Edwin Opstad.
Jack was born on Dec. 12, 1916, in Kent, Wash., the son of August (Gus) and Mamie Belle Perrigoue. The family moved to Carnation in 1917. At the age of eight, Jack started working in the woods and became the youngest "Donkey Puncher."
After attending Tolt High School he married Beverly Hunsaker on Oct. 23, 1938, in his father's house in Carnation. He owned and operated Custom Bulldozing for 30 years. He was a truck driver for Davis Mill Company. Jack served as town marshal for the city of Carnation from 1954 to 1959 and served as a deputy coroner for King County, worked for the King County Road District and in the '70s drove a truck for Remlinger Farms.
He was a Past Master of Falls City Masonic Lodge #66, a member of the Shriners, Falls City Royal Arch Masons, the Grange and past president of the Tolt Historical Society. In addition, he announced at parades in Carnation for several years, played the drums in several bands and delivered pet food in the Valley. Jack and Beverly played regularly for the Sno-Valley Senior Center.
Jack is survived by his wife of 63 years, Beverly, of Carnation; a son, Denny Perrigoue of Snohomish; one daughter, Jackie Perrigoue of Carnation; also six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Remembrances may be made to the Carnation Aid Car c/o Eastside Fire and Rescue or the Sno-Valley Senior Center. Family and friends are invited to share memories and sign the family's on-line guest book at www.flintofts.com.