Reid W. Finley Reid W. Finley, age 87 of Marysville, WA passed away Saturday, February 1, 2014. Reid was born February 27, 1926 to Thomas and Grace (Lewis) Finley in Ravenna, New York. He was married April 7, 1972 to Mabel I. Finley. Reid was employed by the Snohomish School District until retiring in 1989. He proudly served in both the U.S. Army and the Navy. He was an avid story teller about his travel adventures and his time spent in Alaska. He loved to work with his hands and was the go-to handy man for family, friends and neighbors. Reid enjoyed reading westerns and working in his shop. His real pleasure came from visiting with his family and he was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather. Reid is survived by his wife, Mabel. He will always be remembered by children, David (Janice), Cathy (David), Michael (Lisa), Mark (Tiffany), Karen (Pat) and Colleen. Reid will also be missed by his 13 grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. Reid was preceded in death by his brothers and sisters, Thomas Finley, Ruth Barker, Clifford Finley, Shirley Pelletier, John Finley and Randall Finley. A memorial service will be held 1 p.m. Friday, February 7, 2014 at The Father's House in Granite Falls, Washington .
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Published in The Herald (Everett) on Feb. 5, 2014