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Carl was born on October 31, 1938 to Carl and Ila Rankin in Bowne Township, MI. He died of breast cancer on March 19, 2013 at his home in Everett, WA.
Carl J Rankin Jr.
Carl joined the Navy in 1957, serving 30 years, moving every 2 years. While in Portsmouth, Virginia he married Tonia Carroll and they had 52 years together. He retired in 1987 at Oak Harbor as a Hospitalman Senior Chief.
Carl served several years on the Snohomish Council on Aging, Long term Ombudsman, Shiba and other groups. He opened and headed the Retired Activities Office at Smokey Point. He volunteered nearly 40 hours a week for ten years at the RAO.
For fun Carl enjoyed his pug dogs, square dancing, RV trips, traveling and gardening.
Carl is survived by his wife, Tonia; and his son, Dan J Rankin in San Diego, CA.
A time for remembrance will be held from 2 to 5 p.m., on Saturday, April 6, 2013 at the family home. He will be interred at Tahoma National Cemetery on April 11, 2013.
Published in The Herald (Everett) from Mar. 24 to Mar. 26, 2013