Howard Jean Wamsley, passed away in the comfort of his home surrounded by family on March 3, 2023.
Howard, was born to Roy and Mable Wamsley, on July 13, 1936 in Chehalis, WA. After graduation from high school in Onalaska, WA., Howard spent 6 years in the Marines. After leaving the Marines, he worked as a Hooktender and Timber Faller in Alaska and throughout the Pacific Northwest. After coming back to Lewis County, Howard dedicated the remainder of his career as a Timber Faller, spending time in the place he loved most, the woods. Even in retirement, Howard continued to be involved in the timber industry by sharpening chains for local loggers and splitting firewood.
Howard and his wife of 54 years Carole, raised three children in Morton WA., sons Brian and Dale, and daughter Janet. All three children married and stayed in the local area allowing Howard and Carole to be greatly involved in the raising of their four grandchildren and great-grandson, as well. Howard, was known to his family by many endearing names including Grandpa, Papa, Papa Howie. Howard, truly loved his family and will be greatly missed by all of them.
Howard, was proceeded in death by his parents, a brother Leo Wamsley, and son Dale Gilk.
Howard, is survived by his wife Carole (Rogers) Wamsley, son Brian (Kimberly) Wamsley, and daughter Janet (Greg) Norris, brother Garry Wamsley and sister Patty Edge, grandchildren Derick Gilk, Carlie (Rondal) Womack, Lucie Wamsley and Hayden Wamsley, and great-grandson Leonard Womack.