Walter Eason

November 25, 1938 - January 26, 2020

Walter Eason

November 25, 1938 - January 26, 2020


Walter Roy Eason, age 81, of Bellingham, passed away on Sunday, January 26, 2020.

Wally was born in Bellingham on November 25, 1938 to Vert and Elizabeth Eason. He grew up around Lake Whatcom, one of six kids in his family. He graduated from Bellingham High School and joined the Navy, where he was a communications technician for four years doing Morse code. He later worked for Wilder Construction for 30 years until his retirement, making many lifelong friends.

On October 15, 1971, he married the love of his life, Charlene. They shared 43 wonderful years together. Wally was a loving family man who always enjoyed holiday gatherings with all the family around, and was very proud of all of his grandchildren’s achievements. His other great love was the outdoors. He loved pheasant hunting and camping up at Baker Lake.

Wally was preceded in death by parents Vert and Elizabeth Eason and wife Charlene Eason. He is survived by daughter Rosalie Wilburg, son Darin Eason, and daughter Cindy Smith; five grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

A caring, stubborn, hardworking man, Wally will be missed by all whose lives he touched.

A graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, February 3, 2020, at Bayview Cemetery (1420 Woburn Street, Bellingham). A celebration of life will be held at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, February 8, 2020, at 933 Carriage Court in Sedro-Woolley.

Graveside Service

  • Date & Time: February 3, 2020 (11:00 AM)
  • Venue: Bayview Cemetery
  • Location: 1420 Woburn Street Bellingham, WA 98229 - (Get Directions)

Celebration of Life

  • Date & Time: February 8, 2020 (1:00 PM)
  • Venue: Bayview Cemetery
  • Location: 933 Carriage Court Sedro-Woolley, WA - (Get Directions)

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4 responses to Walter Eason

  1. I will miss Wally. He was my good friend for only a few short years, but truly a sweet man. I enjoyed his funny, teasing, kindhearted self. He always checked in on my well being, truly a good friend. So Sorry to his family.

  2. Billey Force says:

    Speaking on behalf of the Bellingham High School Class of 1956, we send our condolences to Wally’s entire family.
    The ones we love are never gone, they live within our hearts.
    Billey Quanz Force

  3. Bob Parker says:

    My condolences to Wallys family. We grew up in Geneva from 1st grade through high school. Farwell my friend.

  4. Wilma Rowley says:

    I am so sorry for your loss daughters Cindi, Rosie and son Darin, Rest in peace Wally Love Wilma…

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