Wayne Pearl of Quincy and Edmonds, Washington, has passed away at the age of 80 after a long battle with cancer. Husky, Veteran, Investigator and CFE. After graduating from the University of Washington and completing his military service in 1956 Wayne found his calling as a Senior Auditor and Investigator for Washington State. Wayne worked on several high profile cases throughout his 25 year career. He would continue throughout retirement helping individuals and business owners with tax filing and advice, in addition to continuing to exam and audit credit unions throughout the northwest. After retirement Wayne returned to the family farm in Quincy, Wash., where he resided for the last 10 years. He was blessed enough to pass away at home surrounded by loved ones He is survived by his wife, Janet Pearl. They have celebrated more than 60 years of marriage together. He is also survived by his sons, Loren and Robert; his daughter, Valerie; his 11 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren and counting. He is preceded in death by his daughter, Anita. Wayne was full of life and interests. He was an avid woodworker, and also loved dragging his camper along the open road. Wayne volunteered countless hours over several years as head usher at New Life Center in Everett. Wayne's faith was always a large part of his life. His family is taking comfort in the fact that he is no longer in pain and has been welcomed into the arms of the Lord, finally calling him home. Services will be held Saturday, July 12, 2014, 10:00 a.m., at Floral Hill Cemetery.
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Published in The Herald (Everett) from July 2 to July 6, 2014