Amos Edgar Coffelt, of Molson, Wash. passed away on his 85th birthday, Friday, Aug. 16.
He was born on Aug. 16, 1928 on Orcas Island, Wash. to his parents Helen Coffelt (Smedberg) and Amos Earnest Coffelt.
He served during the Korean War in the Army. Amos graduated from Univ. of Washington with degrees in Forestry and Engineering. He worked as an Engineer and Land Surveyor throughout his long career.
He married the love of his life, Judith Lovejoy Coffelt, on June 25, 1960. Amos loved travel and was passionate about his work. This combination led him to live all over the world with his wife and family, including Hawaii, Saudi Arabia, Pohnpei (Micronesia), Guam and finally the Okanogan Highlands.
After settling in Molson, Wash. in 1992 Amos worked as a Land Surveyor and Owner of Coffelt’s Molson Ranch. He was a long time member of the Land Surveyor’s Association of Washington (LSAW).
Amos earned much praise and respect resulting from his work ethic, dedication, integrity and attention to detail both as a man and a professional. He taught us about our responsibility to be honest and live life with no regrets. His sense of humor had no match and we will remember him each time we laugh.
Amos is survived by his wife Judith L. Coffelt of, Molson, Wash., by his five children: Anna Coffelt-Kuetzing of Friday Harbor, Washington; John Coffelt, of Molson, Washington, Silvie Coffelt-Hilstad, of Molson, Washington; Jake Coffelt, of South Kona, Hawaii; and Hannah Coffelt-Hollett, of Gig Harbor, Washington.
He is also survived by his son-in-laws whom he considered sons: Karl Kuetzing (Anna); Dave Hilstad (Silvie); and Scott Hollett (Hannah). Amos (Bapa) loved his grandchildren: Conner, Kylie, Madeline, Sandra, Max and Olivia. Siblings: Theodore Vern Coffelt (Sydney), of Orcas Island; Russell Don Coffelt (Jan), of Snohomish, Washington, Robert John (Jack) Coffelt (deceased). Amos (Uncle Ed) is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews, whom he adored and was adored by.
A private memorial will follow at a later date.