|Birth: ||Jan. 26, 1912|
|Death: ||May 3, 1969|
Harvey Glen Stackhouse
Harvey was born the 26th of January 1912 at Seattle General Hospital.
His parents were George Thomas Stackhouse and Cora Agnes Lewis Hamilton. He was named after the doctor who delivered him, Dr. Harvey.
He was the middle child of five. They were:
Charles & Jack. (Charles and Jack died at birth.)
He went to Oaklake Grade School, Ballard and Lincoln High Schools. He was good in math and he turned out for track.
He was a good swimmer. One of his swimming friends was Helen Madison, who won the Olympic Gold Medal. On his first date with Betty Brown, he took her swimming.
He bought a home and his parents lived with him. During the depression he walked many miles and stood in the bread lines, and picked blackberries to help feed them. For awhile, he was the sole bread-winner in his family.
Harvey was a hard worker. Some of the jobs he held were: selling Watkins products, zoo worker, worked at a plywood mill, and worked in a logging camp.
Harvey had an easy-going personality, was honest in his dealings with others, and was kind and friendly. He liked to laugh and tell jokes. He was affectionate with his family.
He was a lifelong Democrat and liked to argue politics. He said, "The person who raised his voice lost the argument".
He had many friends, some lasting from childhood. He loved to play games and company to his home were always invited to play one or two. He had a horseshoe pit in the front yard and Harvey loved to play it.
He was a smooth dancer and his favorite dances were the foxtrot and the waltz. He presented both Bonnie and Donna at the church debutante dances.
Betty Brown and Harvey married on the 28th of November, 1939. They had six children:
Jody Michelle, and
Harvey went to ornamental iron school, worked as a tile setter for many years, and owned his own business. Sometimes he would come home from work, after being on his knees all day, hardly able to walk. His fingers would all have Band-Aids on them because they bled from the cement and grout that he worked with. One time he even got blood poisoning in his leg. Even with all of that, he loved his work. He was an artist and a perfectionist about it.
He always laid down on the couch for a half hour nap after dinner. Betty used to read to their kids at night and sometimes you could hear him say from the bedroom, "How about one more chapter, Betty?".
Harvey taught his children how to swim. He never went on a vacation, but he and family often went to the beach for the day with a picnic.
He liked to fish for salmon in the Puget Sound. He caught a 40lb salmon and his son, Tom, caught a 26lb salmon while fishing with him at a different time.
He took the whole family out to pick blackberries every summer, and those pies were sure good!
In his later years he took up bowling and belonged to several different leagues.
When his mother, Cora, died, Harvey's dad came to live with the family. When the family moved to the northend, he built on an extra room for him on their house.
Although he never belonged to any church, he supported his children in their membership in the Mormon church. He took each of his children to their baptisms.
He loved his family very much and was a good father. One time the family drove to Goldendale for Thanksgiving. They had a truck. Tom was a baby and rode up front with Betty and Harvey. Donna and Bonnie rode in the back on a mattress with blankets all over them. Harvey put a tarp over them and would stop along the way to check on them. They were laughing and talking under that tarp and when he pulled the tarp back, it was snowing.
For a six and four year old, it was magical!
Harvey had cancer of the colon and was sucessfully operated on. About ten years later he had a stroke, but continued to function normally despite some physical setbacks. He died of a heart attack on the 3rd of May, 1969.
It broke his family's hearts.
George Thomas Stackhouse (1884 - 1951)
Cora Lewis Stackhouse (1886 - 1943)
Betty Jane Brown Stackhouse (1921 - 1990)*
Donna Lee Stackhouse Lowe (1942 - 2008)*
Thomas Earl Stackhouse (1945 - 2011)*
Linda Lou Stackhouse (1950 - 2006)*
Floral Hills Cemetery and Funeral Home
Created by: Dr Andree S
Record added: Feb 22, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 34096851