Cliff Hurley died suddenly on Feb. 2, 2013 on a hiking trail at Quinault Lake at the age of 82.
Cliff was born Sept. 22, 1930 in Raymond, Wash. He is survived by his wife Linda, his children Richard Hurley, Timothy and wife Ann Hurley, Jeff Simmons, Cassandra Bodie, Denise Blue, Colleen Simmons and Lisa Anderson, 12 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, and his sister, Carole Del Vecchio.
He graduated from Willapa High School and Washington State University with a degree in forestry and entered the Army as a lieutenant in 1953. In 1957 he moved to Eatonville and started his career with the Department of Natural Resources. He retired in 1982. He lived in Olympia for the past 35 years.
Cliff was an outdoorsman and great storyteller with a unique sense of humor who loved his friends and family, animals, fishing, hunting, and traveling in Alaska. He was a charter member of the Eatonville Eagles.
His life will be celebrated at a potluck on Sunday, Feb. 17 at 2 p.m. at the Eatonville Eagles, 100 Weyerhaeuser Road, Eatonville. His family would love to hear your stories and see your pictures.
Memorial contributions in his memory may be made to the Eatonville High School Scholarship Fund, c/o Mt. Rainier Aerie 3158, P.O. Box 219, Eatonville, WA 98328; or to your favorite charity.
Cremation arrangements are entrusted to Fern Hill Funeral Home in Aberdeen (www.fernhillfuneral.com).