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Lewis D. Peck

Jan 3, 1943 - Jul 27, 2017
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Lewis D. Peck 74, of Yakima Washington passed away at the Cottage in the Meadow due to complications of a hemorrhagic stroke on July 27, 2017.  He was surrounded by family.

Lewis D. Peck was born on January 3, 1943 at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Yakima, Washington to Francis E. and Grace C. (Plotner) Peck.  He was a grandson of Earl and Lillian Peck, Yakima pioneers. 

He was raised and educated in Yakima attending Lower Naches, Nob Hill, McClure Grade school, Franklin Junior High, and Graduated from A.C. Davis High School in 1961 and from Yakima Valley Community College in 1963.  He served for three years in the U.S. Army as a military policeman.  He served most of his enlistment in Fontainebleau France at the Allied Forces Central Europe Headquarters.  One of highlights of his military career was competing throughout Europe on a Champion Foot Marching Team.  After his honorable discharge from the army, he returned to Yakima and started a career in funeral service.  He graduated from the San Francisco College of Mortuary Science and became a licensed funeral director and embalmer, retiring in 1998.  He took great pride in his work and loved caring for families.
 
He married the love of his life Maurine R. Nicholson in Yakima on November 21, 1970.  They were married for 46 years.   They loved traveling the world together since their retirement.
 
Maurine was a school teacher at West Side (Riverside) Christian School for seventeen years.  All of their children and three of their grandchildren have attended Riverside Christian School.  They have loved supporting and serving at the school for the past 37 years.
 
They have three children.  Their son Adam S. Peck and his wife Angela (Pearson).  Adam is the pastor of the Mt. Adams Baptist Church in Trout Lake, Wa.  Adam and Angela’s children are, Joanna Grace, Laurel Ann, Justin Lewis, Abigail Maurine, Felicity Dawn, Stuart Grant and  Evangeline Rose.  Their daughter Marcy C. Allen and her three sons, Joseph Thomas, Samuel James and Daniel Edward live in Yakima.  Their daughter Rachel J. Emmans and her husband, Dr. Paul Emmans III, DO live in Yakima.  They have three daughters, Anna Rose, Claire Jeanette and Nora Chinook.  Lewis has a sister, Sarah R. Edwards of Battleground, Wa.
 
One of his lifelong hobbies was researching family genealogy.  He was a member of the Mayflower Society and is a direct descendant of Governor William Bradford, William Brewster and Stephen Hopkins.
 
Another passion of his was coaching and judging amateur boxing.  He spent many years working with the local boxing clubs.
 
Lewis served many years in the Yakima Masonic Lodge #24. He served as the Grand Commander of Knights Templar of Washington in 2000-2001. 
Lewis was a dedicated follower of Christ.  His love for service particularly to shut ins inspired his children to do likewise.  He was committed to supporting Christian missions throughout the world.  In recent years he was blessed to be a part of Faith fellowship of Yakima.  He enjoyed weekly Bible Studies at the Hull Ranch and his regular weekly morning coffee group.
 
One of Lewis’s enduring legacies are his thirteen grandchildren who collectively carry on his love of Christ, laughter, zest for life and boisterous nature.  
Lewis was one of Yakima’s most steadfast Thrift Store bargain hunters.  His quests for rare treasures often delighted his bride with numerous magnificent home accoutrements which his family is now puzzling over.
 
Lewis’s family would like to thank all their family and friends for their compassion and support during this time.
 
Viewing will be at Brookside Funeral Home on Wednesday August 2, 2017 from 2 pm – 7 pm.  A Memorial Service will be held at Athanum Pioneer Church on August 3rd at 2 pm. Private family interment will be in Tahoma Cemetery.
 
 

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Aug 3, 2017:2:00 p.m.

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