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LeRoy DeWitt, 75, of Haines, died March 1, 2013 at his home.
LeRoy requested that there be no services.
LeRoy Elton was born on February 3, 1938, at Sheridan,Wyoming, to Kenneth and Gloria (Gaskin) DeWitt.
He graduated in 1956 from Twin City High School in Stanwood, Washington.
On April 4, 1958, he married Kathleen Lee at Freeborn, Washington. They had two children, Lisa and Daniel. During his life he worked at many occupations, including farmer, truck driver, equipment operator, logger, anything to make a living for his family. He went to work for Cascade Natural Gas and retired after 36 years.
He served with the Army National Guard in Washington for six years, two of the years in the Army Reserve.
LeRoy had many hobbies. He raced motorcycles for about 15 years and rode in rodeos in his younger days. He enjoyed raising horses at home. The hobbies that he said he most enjoyed were hunting and fishing with his family and friends. According to LeRoy, every event began at dark thirty and according to family and friends, he had a wonderful sense of humor and enjoyed playing pranks whenever and wherever he could.
LeRoy is survived by his wife, Kathleen; his daughter, Lisa Renee Locke and her husband Rick of Sedro-Woolley, WA; his son, Daniel Lee DeWitt and his wife Utanna of Klamath Falls; his mother, Gloria Schwalbe of Wyoming; his sisters, Dolores Ann Donner of Upton, Wyoming; seven grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his father, Kenneth Stanley DeWitt.
Those who would like to make a contribution in memory of LeRoy may do so to Heart 'n Home Hospice through Tami's Pine Valley Funeral Home, P.O. Box 543, Halfway, OR 97834.
Published in Skagit Valley Herald Publishing Company on Apr. 21, 2013