George Edward Vanderway

Obit-VanderwayGeorgeJanuary 6, 1938 – October 15, 2015

George Edward Vanderway, age 77, of Blaine and formerly of Everett, passed away at his home Thursday, October 15. He was born January 6, 1938 in Bellingham to parents Clarence and Marie Antoinette (Charlebois) Vanderweg.

George served in the U.S. Army and the Army National Guard. He drove bus for Everett Transit for 25 years and worked for a casket manufacturer in Everett for several years. George married Lorna Turnure August 24, 2001 in Marysville, WA at the United Methodist Church. He loved old cars and taking trips to the Oregon coast.

George is survived by his wife Lorna of the family home; daughter, Beth Dietrich of Roseburg, OR; sons, Kevin Vanderway of Anchorage, AK, Craig Koch of Sparks, NV and Scott Koch of Arlington, WA; 10 grandchildren; sister, Doris Vanderway of Everett, WA; brothers Bob Vanderway of Everett, WA and Jim Vanderway of Fairfield, CA, and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.

A graveside service was held Saturday, October 24, 2015, 1 p.m. at Evergreen Cemetery, Everett, WA. Please share your thoughts and memories on-line at

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