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EARL GUS LINDSTROM Obituary
November 10, 1936 -
July 30, 2018

Earl Gus Lindstrom, age 81, died at his home in Bow on Monday, July 30, 2018, from complications of COPD.

Earl was born on November 10, 1936 in Idaho Falls, ID to Gustav Adolphus Lindstrom and Ethel Olga Lindstrom (nee Rydberg), the youngest of their 8 children.

Earl graduated from Aberdeen High School in Aberdeen Idaho in 1954. After high school he attended one year of college at the University of Idaho.

Earl was in the US Army from 1959 to 1962. During that time, he met Judy Bullo, and they married in 1961. After the army they settled in Idaho for several years and had their two children Sandra and William. They moved back to Skagit County in 1969 where they stayed. Earl lost his wife of 55 years in August of 2016.

Earl liked to say he was a man of many professions. In his life he was a pastry chef (army), farmer, rancher, pool shark, logger, welder, truck driver, butcher, and pig farmer. He broke horses, raised baby calves, and drove a back hoe and excavator. To his family, he was a cowboy. To his grandkids, he was just Boom Pops.

He enjoyed reading western novels, John Wayne movies, playing cards, and hanging out with his grandkids. He could always spin a tall tale, and often the stories were true!

Earl is survived by his son Bill of Bow, daughter Sandie King (Bill), grandchildren, Sarah and Casey King of Tacoma, his sister JoAnn Wolf of Pomeroy WA, and many nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his wife Judy, his parents, his brothers Ross, Russell, Blaine, Glen, Arthur, and his sister Jeanne Andersen.

Special thanks to the wonderful staff of caregivers at Catholic Community Services in Burlington. The loving care and dedication he received over the last 3 years of his life made a huge difference!

Memorial service will be held on September 15, 2018 from 1pm to 4pm at Sedro-Woolley American Legion Hall Post 43, 701 Murdock St, Sedro-Woolley, WA 98284.

The family suggests memorials to be made to:
Catholic Community Services 614 Peterson Rd #200 Burlington, WA 98233.
Published in Skagit Valley Herald on Aug. 12, 2018
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