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Richard L. Grout

March 4, 1922 - December 30, 2013 Richard L. Grout, 91, met his Savior, Jesus Christ, face to face, December 30, 2013. Richard was born March 4, 1922, in Seattle Washington. He attended Seattle schools - University Heights Elementary, John Marshall Junior High, Roosevelt High, the University of Washington - and spent a semester at UC Berkeley in the Marine ROTC during World War II. As soon as the war ended, in 1945, he married Donna Linton. Using his mechanical engineering degree, he worked as a draftsman with PACCAR. He attended Fuller Theological and San Francisco Theological Seminaries, receiving a Master's of Divinity Degree. He moved to Cameroun, on the west coast of Africa, initially as an instructor in a vocational school and later as a minister with the United Presbyterian Church. In 1963, he returned to the United States and accepted a position as pastor at Cottage Lake Presbyterian Church in Woodinville, Washington, where he served from 1965 to 1985, when he retired to Hansville, Washington. He is survived by four children, seven grandchildren and seven great grandchildren and lots and lots of people whom he loved and who loved him in return. Memorial services to be held at Hansville Community Church, 7543 NE Twin Spits Road, Hansville, WA 98340, Saturday, January 25, 2014, at 3:00 p.m. and Cottage Lake Presbyterian Church, 18350 NE Woodinville-Duvall Place, Woodinville, WA 98077, Saturday February 1, 2014, at 3:00 p.m.. In lieu of flowers, gifts can be made to church music programs and Hospice of Kitsap County, P O Box 3416, Silverdale, WA 98383.
Published in The Seattle Times from Jan. 5 to Jan. 8, 2014
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