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Carl  Crisp

Born in Big Lake, Washington on November 6, 1922
Passed away on Sat. February 11, 2017 and resided in Big Lake, Washington

Services will be held at Mount Vernon Cemetery, Inc. on Sat. February 18, 2017 at 01:30 pm

On Friday 11, 2017, Carl Crisp passed away peacefully at his home in Big Lake. He was born in Big Lake on November 6, 1922. He met Grace Clayton and six months later they married on August 12, 1950. They remained in Big Lake where they raised their family of five children. Carl entered the military during World War II, joining the Army Air Force. In his younger years he worked as a logger, commercial fisherman and other trades. At the age of 40 he entered the Boilermakers Union of which he worked until he retired. Carl enjoyed many outdoor things, such as bow hunting, gardening and especially vegetable gardening. But, most of all he loved the sport of fly fishing. “Always” in search of the “Mighty Steelhead.” He had fished all the rivers that had steelhead in Washington and many surrounding states. He discovered rivers in British Columbia, but it was the “Kispiox River” in western British Columbia that was his favorite. Carl had many lifelong friends and many of those friendships were made while fishing. Carl is survived by his children that he and Grace raised at their home in Big Lake: Pat Wardell, Cyndi Russell, Nancy Crisp, Joli Tewalt and John Crisp; a daughter Vicki Park in Bellingham; a brother John Weppler of Big Lake; many grandchildren and great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife Grace, his parents, brothers, sisters and many other family members. There will be a Graveside Service on Saturday, February 18, 2017 at Mount Vernon Cemetery at 1:30PM, followed by a Celebration of Life at the Big Lake Church of the Nazarene in Big Lake off Highway 9, of which Carl was a devout member for 30 years. Carl remained completely independent until he passed away. Arrangements are under the care of Kern Funeral Home of Mount Vernon.

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