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William R. LaRue passed away February 7, 2013, in Seattle from complications during surgery.
Bill was born December 4, 1947, in Walnut Creek, California.
Bill was preceded in death by his parents, Jack and Ethel LaRue.
He is survived by his brother, Jim (Jackie) LaRue from Junction City, Oregon, and their children, Janell and Garren.
Bill is also survived by sister Suzy (Brian) Cyphers, Prosser, Washington, and their children, Sam and Courtney.
Upon graduating from Port Angeles High School in 1966, Bill promptly earned a business degree from the University of Washington. He then enrolled in the Army, where he was later stationed in New Mexico.
For the last four decades, Bill was a Realtor, most of that time at Alpine Realty. Over the years, he earned many prestigious awards via both the Washington and National Associations of Realtors.
Bill was a physically energetic person; one would see him at all hours on the tennis court, and he competed in tournaments as far as Eastern Washington. He took exercise classes at the pool, participated in the networking club and was an avid skier and member of the Hurricane Ridge Ski Club.
Bill loved to dance and was active in the dance community.
He was raised in the Methodist Church in Port Angeles but the last several years attended the Seventh-day Adventist Church.
The city of Port Angeles was an extension of his family, and volunteering was his passion. Bill volunteered everywhere he could, from Festival of Trees to Relay For Life, Hurricane Ridge Ski Club, Dungeness Crab Festival and many others.
He will be remembered for his love of life and dry sense of humor. He will be deeply missed by all.
A celebration-of-life service will be held on Sunday, March 3, at 1 p.m. at the new Seventh-day Adventist Church, 120 West Eighth Street, Port Angeles, and officiated by Pastor Jonathan Fetrick.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Seventh-day Adventist Church, P.O. Box 1147, Port Angeles, WA 98362. Proceeds will go toward Bill's Hurricane Ridge Winter Sports Club, his Peninsula Tennis Club and helping those in need within our community.
1 Thessalonians 4:15-18
Published in The Peninsula Daily News on Feb. 24, 2013