Lewis Donald Lund 95, of Yakima, Washington, passed away on April 9th, 2017
peacefully in his sleep with his loving wife Guinevieve, family, and dear friends by
Lewis was born in Walla Walla, Washington on February 2nd, 1922. Lewis graduated
from Yakima High School in 1940 and enrolled at Yakima Junior College just as
WW2 was beginning. At YJC he heard about a CPT (civilian plane training) course
that the Navy would pay for if you could pass a test, and soon Lewis was flying planes
learning to become a pilot for the United States Navy. Soon Lewis was leaving
Yakima as an enlisted Navy Cadet and trained as a Navy pilot at Saint Mary's College
near Oakland California. Lewis was among a select group chosen to fly the Navy
Airships (blimps), and for 3 years assigned to pilot a blimp each night up and down
the Pacific Coast protecting the San Francisco Bridge. After WW2 had ended, he
decided to begin his advanced education at Washington State University Wildlife
program, later transferring to the University Of Washington School Of Fisheries and
graduating in 1949 with a fisheries degree. Lewis was called back into the Navy in
1953 to serve in the Korean War. He was stationed at Brunswick, GA airfield and
patrolled the east coast shoreline from Guantanamo Bay to New Jersey. Lewis and
Guinevieve enjoyed the first two years of their marriage living on St. Simons Island,
Lewis married Guinevieve Wana Lund (Cornett) on January 10th, 1953; they were
married 64 years.
Lewis enjoyed a 30-year dream career as a Wildlife and Fisheries Biologist for the
State of Washington. Some of many things that were a big part of his life were
fishing, bird hunting, sports on TV, walking, biking, YMCA, cooking, coffee with
friends at McDonalds, shopping, dancing, gardening, fruit trees, RV'ing, winters in
the south, cruises, tours, travel in the US and Europe, and spending time with his
friends and family. He was a member of Westley United Methodist Church, Veterans
of Foreign Wars, American Legion, Elks Club and Eagles Club. He loved to surprise
Guinevieve with tours and cruises.
Lewis is survived by his wife Guinevieve and three children, George Albert Lund
(Jeffery Hash), Martha Victoria Parker (Timothy), Mary Leona Mehrdadi (Hossein)
and his 3 grandchildren Keri, Kelly and Michael; his 2 great grandchildren Skylar and
Parker and his numerous nieces and nephews.
Lewis is preceded in death by a son William Clark Lund, his parents, Albert Lund and
Mabel Victoria Lund; as well as his sisters, Leona Mattelli, and Mary Bolton and a
brother Clark Lund.
A memorial service will be held in Yakima at Meyer Auditorium at Living Care
Retirement Community, 3801 Summitview Ave. on Monday, April 17, 2017 at 1:00
p.m. with a reception to follow. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Living Care Retirement Community Building Fund, 3801 Summitview Ave., Yakima, WA 98902. Arrangements are by Rainier Memorial Center of Yakima.