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Harold Lapthorne

11/15/1932 - 04/02/2019
U.S. Veteran
Service Date: 04/19/2019 at 1:00 PM
Location:Price-Helton Funeral Home
Cemetery:Mountain View Cemetery
Service Details
A private time for all to say goodbye will be held prior to the service on April 19, 2019 from 12:00pm to 1:00pm, at Price-Helton Funeral Home. Celebration of life will be held at Price-Helton Funeral home on April 19, 2019 at 1:00pm. A reception will follow with food and beverages in the lobby.
Harold William Lapthorne, Jr, age 86, passed away peacefully on the evening
of April 2, 2019. Scott, as he was known by family and friends, was born on
November 15, 1932 in Jerome, Arizona to Harold and Isabel Lapthorne. In
1941 Scott's parents moved the family to Puget Sound, first living in
Bremerton, then to Renton-Skyway area in 1946. As a young man he attended
and in 1950 graduated from Renton Senior High School. He met the love of
his life and wife of 62 years, Geri, at the local community center. Scott
worked at the local gas station while Geri attended high school. In 1952,
he joined the U.S. Marine Corp, stationed in California working as an air
traffic controller. On March 13, 1954 in Reno NV, he and Geri were married.
Upon completion of his military service the family moved back to Washington,
bought a home in Auburn and Scott went to work for the Boeing Co. as a tool
and die maker. Early on he moved into a supervisory position where he was
presented numerous awards for his outstanding performance. He finished his
career of 43 yrs with Boeing as a vendor representative, assisting
independent manufacturers who built tools and dies for Boeing aircraft. In
the early years, Scott & Geri were members of JCs and Elks, and both were
avid bowlers. Scott took up skiing about the age of 40, and continued to ski
into his 50s. He also spent many years building & flying RC airplanes. Yet
another passion was fishing; he took numerous trips to Jameson Lake in
pursuit of the wily rainbow trout. Scott also enjoyed photography and
attending air shows, often combining the two pursuits. Scott is survived
by his children; Pamela Caswell, Roger (Penny Sue) Lapthorne, Robert
Lapthorne, Penny Tingstad; brother Donald Lapthorne, sister Linda Calvin;
10 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren, 3 great great grandchildren, and
his beloved little dog Crosby.
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