Walter Whittum died Aug. 14, 2010 at his home. He was born Sept. 29, 1930. He was the last survivor of 11 siblings. He spent his early life in Priest River, Idaho, working for the Diamond Match Mill. He married Mable Bauer June 26, 1949, and lived in the Vay, Idaho area where they had three children.
He moved the family to Colorado, where he worked in logging, finally moving to Washington, making their home in Maple Valley for 30 years.
He helped build the top nine holes of the Lake Wilderness Golf Course.
He retired from Pacific Industrial Supply in Seattle rebuilding heavy equipment.
He is survived by his wife Mable of 61 years, daughter Elaine Cranford (Steve), son Steven Whittum (Sandy, and daughter Denise Anderson) five grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.
A memorial service was Thursday, Aug. 26, 2010, at Lake Sawyer Christian Church in Black Diamond.
In lieu of flowers the family suggests donations be made to a favorite charity.