Dwight Ellston Isbell (May 23, 1929 - August 19, 2011)

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  • "Grandpa, you were always a inspiration to me. I love that..."
    - Dani Isbell
  • "Dear Dad, You've always been an outstanding role model for..."
    - Stephen Isbell
  • "Dwight, It was a great honor to have known you. I have..."
    - Michelle (Shelly) Isbell
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    - Jessica Isbell
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    - Keith Isbell
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Dwight passed away at home after a hard battle with lung cancer.

He was born to Ellston and Laura Isbell in Seattle.

In 1947, after attending Lincoln High School, he joined the Marine Corps.

While attending the University of Illinois, Dwight invented the log periodic antenna in 1958, which to this day is used by most amateur radio enthusiasts.

Most of his professional life was spent at the Boeing Company, where he worked on many different programs as technology director.

Dwight was preceded in death by his parents; his sister, Lana Waite; and brothers-in-law Fred Waite and Bill Young.

He leaves behind his wife of 41 years, Maxine; and sons Stephen (Michelle) and Jeffrey Isbell. He is also survived by children Colleen Isbell (Dan Berg), Janet (Dick) Lechner, Lyle Isbell (Franey), Douglas Isbell (Mercedes) and Dawn Wilson (James), born to his first wife, Miriam. There are two surviving sisters, Dori Folsom (Riley) and Laurie Young; and numerous grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Dwight and Maxine followed his dream of sailing the world in their 43-foot sailboat, Concordia. They spent the better part of 17 years sailing and visiting some 45 countries. After their circumnavigation, they retired to Sequim.

There will be no public services.

Many thanks go to Volunteer Hospice of Clallam County.
Published in The Peninsula Daily News on Aug. 24, 2011
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