Gary Keith Underwood(November 8, 1941 - August 1, 2013)

Gary Keith Underwood of Port Angeles passed away on August 1, 2013, at the age of 71.

Gary was very proud of his years spent serving his country in the U.S. Coast Guard. He joined on March 4, 1959, and retired on December 31, 1979.

He spent most of his service years in the Coast Guard on the East Coast of the United States near Maine. He then made his way west to Port Angeles on the Coast Guard cutter Campbell and finished his service in Anacortes, Washington, as a master chief, E-9.

He leaves behind his wife of 37 years, Mary Underwood; sons Gary K. (Sue) Underwood Jr. and Gregory K. (Celeste) Underwood; stepsons Scott (Annette) Sturtevant) and Nick Sturtevant; daughter Danielle Hartman; and nine grandchildren.

Gary is preceded in death by his granddaughter, Lacy N. Sturtevant.

Published in The Peninsula Daily News on Aug. 11, 2013