Gary LeGate

Gary Robert LeGate

May 19, 1945 — Aug. 23, 2011

After a motor vehicle accident, Gary passed away instantly near Othello, Wash., en route to see his ailing father.

Gary was born in Kirkland and raised in Mountlake Terrace. He graduated from Edmonds High School.

Gary served in the U.S. Army from 1965 to 1970, and received the Bronze Star for his meritorious achievement in ground operations against hostile forces in the Republic of Vietnam.

Gary began his automotive career in 1970, and purchased a Union service station in Green Lake, Wash. He took an opportunity to manage a Chevron station in Friday Harbor in 1976. He and his wife owned Gary’s Automotive Center (GAC) and NAPA for the past 33 years.

He was the beloved husband of Carol Marie for over 46 years, and the only child of Robert and Irene LeGate.

Gary will forever be remembered by his children, Traci and Chad, Chad’s wife Teresa, and their son Mitchell, and countless other family and friends whom were blessed to know him.

Gary loved playing and watching golf, repairing older automobiles, and spending time with family. Gary touched the lives of many people with his smile and generosity.

Family and friends are invited to attend an honor guard service on Sat., Sept. 17, 2011 at the Legion at 1 p.m., followed by a celebration of his life at the LeGate residence at 842 Treeline Drive from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.

A special thank you to Evans Funeral Chapel and Crematory for the care and services they provided.

Arrangements are in the care of Evans Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Anacortes, Wash., and the San Juan Islands.

— Family of Gary LeGate