Hugh Macaulay (1916 - 2013)

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Hugh Macaulay, age 97, died June 28, 2013 at the Messenger Care Center in Bainbridge Island, Washington.

Born in Bellingham, Washington, May 7, 1916, to Murray and Pearl McLeod Macaulay, his family lived in the Deming area. In 1927, Hugh moved with his parents, sister Jean and brother Neil to Sappho/Forks, Washington.

He graduated from WSU in 1938 with a degree in Electrical Engineering.

In 1940, he married Joanne Mellis of Zillah, Washington and remained in the Seattle area until after WWII, when they moved to Port Angeles with sons Doug, Ladd, and Bob. He worked for Clallam County PUD as chief electrical engineer from 1946-1955.

While in Port Angles, Hugh was active in many civic organizations including the original board of the YMCA when it was first organized, the advisory board for the city's DeMolay Chapter, the School District Advisory Board, was the Assistant Scout Master for Troop 470, Director of the Junior Chamber of Commerce, and President of the Jefferson Elementary PTA. In 1949, he was named Man of the Year for Port Angeles.

In 1956 they moved to Juneau, Alaska, establishing the family home at Kowee Creek on Douglas Island and adding a fourth son Scott. He worked as the chief electrical engineer for Alaska Electric Light and Power. He served on the Juneau-Douglas school board, was active in Kiwanis, was an original cast member in the play Hootchinoo and Hotcakes, and also participated in the Juneau Little Theater. He and his family attended the Juneau Methodist Church, and later Northern Lights United Church.

In 1982, Hugh and Joanne moved to Bainbridge Island where he was a member of the Seabold Methodist Church, the Bainbridge Island Planning Commission, and Kiwanis.

He was preceded in death by his wife Joanne, his parents, his brother and sister, son Ladd, and grandson Jerry.

He is survived by his children Doug of Eagle River, Alaska; Ladd's wife Linda of Juneau, Alaska; Bob (Kelly) of Sequim, Washington; Scott (Jeanie) of Juneau, Alaska; six grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren, and 2 great great grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Eagle River Methodist Camp, Hugh Macaulay Memorial Fund, PO Box 20272, Juneau, AK 99802.

A Celebration of Life will be held at 2:00 PM July 20, 2013, at the Seabold Methodist Church on Bainbridge Island, Washington, with a reception to follow at the church. Family may be contacted through Bob Macaulay, 2183 East Sequim Bay Rd. Sequim, WA 98382
Published in The Juneau Empire on July 10, 2013
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