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Ted L. LOMAX Ted Lomax, 84, died Feb. 2, 2011 in his home in Normandy Park of kidney disease. Born Sept. 30, 1926 in Aberdeen, Washington to Jane and Fred Lomax, Ted was the oldest of four children and helped raise his siblings after his father died when he was nine. He worked at Mt. Rainier National Park for seven summers during high school and college and served in the U.S. Army Air Corp. He attended University of Washington, living in Wesley House among close friends and meeting his future wife. He graduated in 1950 with an aeronautical engineer- ing degree, adding a Masters later. Ted married Gloria Shelton March 15, 1953 at University Methodist Temple and built their home where they have lived for 55 years in Normandy Park. In 1951, he started at The Boeing Company, where he worked as a structural loads engineer for 40 years on the B-47, 707, 727, 737, 747, and 757 aircraft. He wrote a textbook to bridge the gap between historical structural loads applications and modern design. After retirement, the lure of airplanes drew Ted into consulting for Aviation Partners until April 2010 on the winglet project. A deep commitment to his family and church propelled him into generous service in leadership roles, mission projects, and aiding those in need. Ted is survived by his wife Gloria; sisters Joan Kohse and Laura Stockton; children Becky Lomax, Fred Lomax, Tom Lomax, Marcy Yoshida, and Christine Duncan; grandchildren Katie, Aric, Kevin, and Sarah Duncan, Erin and Davis Yoshida. Viewing: 2-5 p.m., Feb. 4; 9 a.m.- noon, Feb. 5 at Washington Memorial Park, 16445 International Blvd., SeaTac, WA 98188. A memorial service will be 3:00p.m. Sunday, Feb. 6 at John Knox Presbyterian Church, 109 SW Normandy Road, Seattle, WA 98166. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be designated to John Knox Presbyterian Church or Northwest Kidney Center, PO Box 3035, Seattle, WA 98114-9906.
Published in The Seattle Times from Feb. 4 to Feb. 6, 2011
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