Eugene “Gene” Elledge died peacefully at his home in Lake Stevens, WA on November 29, 2017.  He was 91 years old.  Eugene was born on July 23, 1926 in Kahlotus, WA to the late C. Clyde and Ethel Mae Elledge.  He was one of 11 children in the family.  He was predeceased by his loving wife of 52 years, Shirley Elledge (Latshaw).

He earned a Master’s Degree in Education from Eastern Washington University in 1956, with additional graduate work at Central, Western and Washington State.  He worked as a teacher, principal and assistant superintendent with the Washington Public Schools.  Upon retirement he practiced Real Estate.  Eugene was active in numerous associations, including the Monroe School Board, Evergreen State Fair Board, and the Monroe Methodist Church.

Eugene served in the United States Army Air Force during World War II, earning numerous medals of honor.

He is survived by his five children: Doug Elledge (Michelle), Kae Elledge, David Elledge, Kris Elledge, and Darren Elledge (Kate).  His grandsons are Greg, Michael and Jake.  Gene’s siblings that have survived him are JoAnne Garver (Chuck), Daniel Elledge, Richard Elledge (Carol), Marge Elledge; along with many loving nephews and nieces.

A private, family graveside service was held on Monday, December 4.   In lieu of flowers, Gene wanted donations be given to the Evergreen Fair Foundation. He was very supportive and dedicated to the Evergreen State Fair, serving on the Fair Board for years.  Donations can be made in remembrance of Eugene Elledge to support children in the 4-H and FFA programs (360.805.6700 Fairgrounds Office).

Please visit Purdy and Kerr’s webpage to sign Eugene’s family and friends guestbook: