Northwest NEWS

August 5, 2002

Local News

Obituary: Earl F. Cisco

Earl F. Cisco, 91, of Ellensburg died Tuesday, July 24, at Kittitas Valley Health and Rehab Center. Born in Hastings, Ok., on Aug. 7, 1910, he was one of four children of Jess and Bessie (Bell) Cisco.
   He moved as a child with his family to Hilltop, Ark., where he was raised and received his education.
   He began his career as a truck driver in Chicago where he was employed by the City Garbage Department (now Waste Management). In 1930 he and Nina Gregory were married in Harrison, Ark., where they lived until 1934 when they moved to Southern California.
   There he started driving 18-wheelers, working up to and owning and operating his own fleet of several trucks. After moving to the state of Washington in the early 50s, he established Coast Truck Brokers in Seattle.
   For 40 years the family home was on Hollywood Hill in Woodinville, and during this time he developed a professional Big Game Service, working as a guide for sportsmen who shared his passion for hunting bears, cougars and bobcats as well as offering guided outings with hounds for hunting raccoons in connection with wildlife control programs. Much of his Big Game Service was in the Bremerton area.
   Moving from Woodinville to Ellensburg in 1993 to live near family members, he and his wife lived at Gold Leaf Care Center (now Kittitas Valley Health & Rehab Center). His wife preceded him in death in 1995, and he continued to contribute positvely to his surroundings, especially through singing for which he will be remembered.
   He is survived by one son Tom (Mary) Cisco of Cashmere; two daughters, Thelma (Tim) Dosier of Cle Elum and Loretta (Bob) Miller of Ellensburg; 11 grandchildren, three step-grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and one great-great-granddaughter; and many nieces, nephews and extended family members in the Harrison, Arkansas area.
   In keeping with his wishes, his memory will be honored by special private celebration of life occassions.