May 17, 1954 - December 28, 2009
Michael D. Eutsey of 130 Bryant, #16, Walla Walla, WA passed away on December 28, 2009 at the U of Medical Center in Seattle.
At his request there will be afamily memorial at a later date. Contributions can be made to the Diabetes Foundation.
Michael was born in Walla Walla, WA on May 17, 1954. He attended area schools before serving inthe Army. After his service in the Army Airborne Rangers, Michael worked in law enforcement. He was a Lieutenant at the police dept. in Rainier, WA, a Deputy Sheriff in Thurston County, a Deputy Marshall in Yelm, WA, and finished his career as a correctional officer at the Washington State Penitentiary. Truck driving was a passion. Over his
lifetime, he drove log truck, gas tanker, grain and dump trucks. In 1976, with his wife, Jamie, he was blessed with a son, Michael. They later divorced.
Michael remarried and he and his wife, Catherine, moved to the Lake Stevens area where he worked for himself and later drove dumptruck for Topsoils NW in Snohomish, WA. In 2005, they moved backto Walla Walla so he could enjoy time with his son and granddaughter, Allison. He was employed by Koncrete Industries until he had to leavedue to his health.
Michael lived a full life. He played the guitar and keyboard, and was a devoted Raiders fan. He enjoyed swapping tall tales with his uncle, Bill Stewart. A fisherman, he treasured the time spent on the river with his son-in-law, Kevyn Halazon, and grandson, Dylan. Michael had a fascination for random number games. In 2000, he published a book on the game of Roulette. He also copyrighted many of his Roulette plays.
Michael is survived by his wife, Catherine at their home; his mother, Carole McEachern of Arlington, WA; son Michael R. Eutsey, his wife Michelle and daughter Allison of Burbank, WA; two stepchildren, Kevin Haken, Jennifer Halazon and husband Kevyn of Walla Walla; five grandchildren, Allison, Jordan, Amanda, Ashley and Dylan; brothers, Butchand Jim; sisters, Tammie, Edith, Anita and Janet; his Uncle Bill and Aunt Sandy Stewart; special friend Lloyd Williams, and his many aunts anduncles and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his great grandmother, Leona Lorenzen and grandmother, Helen Howerton.
Eighty and two Michael, be in peace.