Harvey C. Childs Harvey C. Childs of Olympia passed away June 6, 2013. He was born February 25, 1944 in Seattle. He graduated from Ballard High School in 1962 and earned a bachelor's degree in architecture from the University of Washington in 1967. He later received a Master of Public Administration from The Evergreen State College. Harvey served in the United States Air Force from 1967 to 1971 and was stationed in Guam during the Vietnam War. An accomplished public servant, he served the state of Washington for more than 35 years, including the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction, the House of Representatives, and the Office of Financial Management, from which he retired as capital budget assistant. Harvey incorporated value engineering principles in all of his projects to maximize efficiency and reduce costs to the taxpayers of Washington State. He served as Capital Lakefair President in 1996. Harvey was an active member of both the Olympia Yacht Club and the Carver Cruisers and loved to travel, especially to Tucson. A devoted husband and father, all who met Harvey were touched by his warm and caring personality, intellect, professionalism, and sense of humor. He is survived by his wife of nearly 46 years, Siri (Smith) Childs of Olympia; daughter Jennifer and spouse Paul Francis of Seattle; son Chris and spouse Amy Adcock Childs from Murfreesboro, TN; and grandson Gavin Smith Francis. Viewing and visitation will be held on Wednesday, June 12, 2013 2:00 - 7:00 pm at Ward's Funeral Chapel in Leavenworth. A graveside service will be held on Thursday, June 13 at 1:00 pm at the Cashmere City Cemetery. A memorial service and celebration of Harvey's life will be held on Friday, June 14, 2013 at 1:00 pm at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church in Olympia. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the University of Washington's Tumor Vaccine Group or the GU Prostate Cancer Program FundDr. Robert Bruce Montgomery. Ward's Funeral Chapel, Leavenworth is in charge of the arrangements.
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Published in The Olympian from June 12 to June 13, 2013