Floyd Waller died March 7, 2014 at his winter home in Yuma, Arizona. He was born June 6, 1932 in Checotah, Oklahoma to Cordle and Martha Novella Melton Waller.
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He graduated from Chowcilla, Ca., high school where he started his banking career in his senior year as a teller for Bank of America.
Floyd enlisted in the Navy March 27, 1951 where he continued in banking as a Disbursing Clerk 2nd Class. He served on the USS Antietam, USS Shangra-La and USS Yorktown during the Korean Conflict. While his ship was stationed at Bremerton, WA., he met Lela Dachenhausen. They were married January 10, 1953.
Upon his discharge he was employed by Peoples National Bank of Washington (now US Bank) starting in Bremerton, Wa., in 1955. His employment took him to Dexter & Broad Branch and Ballard Branch in Seattle prior to moving the family to Anacortes, Wa., in August of 1963.
He and Lela retired to their motorhome in 1987 and began traveling, finally settling six months in Yuma, Arizona and six months in Burlington, WA.
Floyd leaves behind, Lela, his wife of 61 years and three children; Cynthia (Cindy) Stutzman (Jim), Sheryl Strinden (Eric) and Ron; ten grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren; two sisters, Kathryn Harbison and Deborah Quinn, both of Bakersfield, Ca.
Pre-deceasing him were his parents, Cordle and Novella Waller, a brother, Lonnie Waller and a sister, Imogene McCoy.
Per his request, Floyd was cremated and there will be no services.
Published in Skagit Valley Herald Publishing Company on Mar. 14, 2014