Irvin L. Fletcher
Irvin Louis Fletcher, 71, died on Friday, December 14, 2012 in Kamilche, WA. Irvin was born on August 17, 2012 to Harry A. and Bertha O. (Daniel) Fletcher in Auburn, WA. He graduated from Irene S. Reed High School in 1959. He had been married to Christine Clark and Linda Logan, both marriages ended in divorce. In December of 1998, he married Mary Whitener in Reno, NV.
Irvin was a welder with the Bremerton Naval Shipyard for many years and had also taught welding courses for Olympic College. His hobbies included welding, building boat and car trailers, firework stands and fishing commercially on his boats, “The Green Toad” and the “Little Green Toad”. His love of welding also included making wet forks for clam digging for other Squaxin Island members. He also enjoyed cutting and stacking wood and refinishing furniture. The family shared that everything he did was done to perfection and his latest obsession was collecting axes, refurbishing them and replacing the handles. He also loved auction sales, cars, car shows, and sports.
He is survived by his wife, Mary Fletcher, Shelton; parents, Harry and Bertha Fletcher; sons, Jim Fletcher (Susan), Jason Fletcher, Olympia, Daniel Fletcher (Joann), Lacey, Darren Ford and Don L. Whitener, both of Kamilche; daughters, Teresa Ford, Shelton, Rachel Ford and Rebeckah Ford, Kamilche, Tammy Ford, Shelton, Judy Aldridge, Shelton and Barbie Rockholm, Vancouver, WA; sister, Carolyn Hoosier (Gene), Shelton; grandchildren, Casey, Corey, John, Jacob, Johnathon, Kyla, Kayden, Erickah, Tyler, and Shelby and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Services will be held at the Squaxin Island Gym on Wednesday, December 19, 2012 at 11:00 am followed by burial at the Squaxin Island Cemetery. Donations can be made to the American Cancer Society, attention:memorials, 2120 First Ave. N, Seattle, WA 98109 or the Northwest Parkinsons Foundation, P.O. Box 56, Mercer Island, WA 98040. The family was served by McComb Funeral Home.