DWIGHT VAN PEABODY JR.(1924 - 2013)

Dwight Van Peabody Jr., age 89, passed away peacefully after a long decline in health on August 3, 2013 in Shoreline with his family and caregivers at his side.

Dwight (Bun) was born July 19, 1924 in Elyria, Ohio to Dwight V. Peabody, Sr. and Marion Mosher Peabody. He was raised in Canton, Ohio. He attended Western Reserve Academy in Cleveland where he graduated in 1943. After graduation, Dwight enlisted in the U.S. Navy Construction Battalion (Seabees) during WW II in the 11th, 58th, 77th battalions.

After the war, Dwight attended Ohio State University where he met and married Marjorie Kline and graduated with a BS in Agriculture in 1949. They moved to Pullman, WA where he graduated from WSU with a MS in Agronomy in 1951.

After graduation Dwight was employed at the WSU Experiment Station in Mt Vernon as an Agronomist / Weed Scientist from 1951 until he retired in 1984. He contributed to the development of cash crops for Skagit Valley farmers and published many articles in his field based on his research work.

Dwight and his second wife, Marintha Fortin Peabody retired to Lopez Island in 1985 where he resided at "Dunweedin" until 2008.
Activities Dwight enjoyed included reading, anything related to Australia, wearing the oldest ragged clothes to make his family cringe, his cats, very dry vodka martinis straight up with a twist, being outdoors/farming and the Peabody Cousin Reunions. We will miss his quick dry sense of humor and his questionable tasteful limericks.

Dwight and his former wife, Marjorie, had 4 children; Eve (Seattle), Dwight Van III (deceased), Andrew (deceased) and Timothy (Duvall). He was preceded in death by his two sons, his wife Marintha, step-daughter Suzanne Fortin Gadbois and his special friend Alice Clow. Dwight is survived by his children Eve and Tim, his 2 grandchildren (Kaitlynn and Joshua Dwight Peabody), his sister Margo (Dayton) Thorne of Gardnerville NV, three nieces in California and his 5 Gadbois step-grandchildren and great-grandchildren (Skagit County). He is also survived by his favorite cousin Dick (Berta) Parker, Albuquerque NM, his "faux" daughter Mary Clow (David) Wall in Mt. Vernon and his cat, Ben.

His family would like to thank Gratiana, Michelle and staff at Golden Hill Adult Family Home in Shoreline for the excellent loving care provided to Dwight.

There will be a private family memorial at a later date in Seattle. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Dwight's memory to Homeward Pet Adoption Center, POB 2293, and Woodinville, WA 98072 or to your local animal rescue shelter.