Stanley Robert Husby 1930-2018
Stanley Robert Husby passed away unexpectedly on February 7, 2018 in Chewelah, WA with his family by his side. He was 87. Stan was born in Conway, WA on July 16, 1930 to Harold and Mabel (Deatheridge) Husby.
Stan was born in a farmhouse near Conway, WA, the youngest of 5 children. He attended school in Conway and high school in Mt. Vernon. Stan bought his first log truck in 1948 and hauled logs until 1951 when he was drafted into the U.S. Army. He served in the 628th Tank Battalion in the occupation of Germany from 1952 – 1953. After his honorable discharge, Stan bought another logging truck and started hauling logs again. Stanley married Donna Mae Speed on October 16, 1954 at the Hitchin’ Post in Coeur D’Alene, ID and drove back that same day to load out 2 log trucks. In 1957, Stan and Donna moved to Bryant, WA where he became a charter member of the District 18 Fire Department for 27 years.
In 1968, Stan became a member of the Everett Local #562 Carpenters Union working in Everett and Seattle until his retirement in 1988. Stan and Donna moved to Chewelah in 1991, bought an RV and spent the better part of 20 years traveling all over the United States visiting 42 states in all including Alaska and Canada. Stan was an avid RC plane enthusiast and Gonzaga basketball fan.
Stan was preceded in death by his daughter, Leona; brothers, Elmer and Glen; sisters, Margaret and Helen. He is survived by his wife, Donna; sons, Lynn (Deborah) of Chewelah, WA, Lee (Desiree) of Arlington, WA, Larry (Teri) of Marysville, WA; daughter, Leann of Arlington, WA; 10 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren.
A celebration of life will take place at the Loyal Heights Community Hall in Bryant, WA on April 14, 2018 at 1 p.m.
Please visit the on-line memorial and sign the guestbook at www.danekasfuneralchapel.com. Danekas Funeral Chapel & Crematory have been entrusted with the arrangements.