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Obituary: Truax, John Davis

TRUAX, John Davis John Davis Truax of Everett, WA passed away Wednesday, January 29th 2014 at home surrounded by a Circle of Love including his wife Francine, sister Ruth, son Bob, granddaughter Stacy and grandson Bill.

John was blessed with peace after his battle with cancer.

John was born May 1, 1936 and adopted by Drs.

Ethel L. Truax, Marian Davis and George S. Fuller.

He grew up in the Mukilteo, WA-Everett area and attended school in the Everett area, St. George Military Academy in British Columbia and Marymount Military Academy in Tacoma, Washington.

He was a scholar, extremely intelligent and was always transferred into the accelerated classes.

As a young boy, John was a mischievous young man and he loved to play little pranks on his buddies and especially his little sister.

Born and raised on Port Gardner Bay between Mukilteo and Everett, he’d take his little sister, jump off the cliff and they would slide down 100 feet to the railroad track and he’d walk her on the tracks into Everett and take her to the movies.

He was 9 …. she was 5.

Unhappy parents, VERY happy little sister who loved her big brother more than anyone.

In 1963 John joined the United States Air Force and became a jet plane mechanic.

He spent several years in Texas with his wife, Arlene, and their three sons, Jimmy Dean, Bobby and Danny.

Jimmy Dean passed away when he was two years old.

This was a terrible loss for Arlene and John, and one neither one of them ever got over.

After several years in Texas he was transferred to the Strategic Air Command in Spokane, Washington.

He traveled the world during those years and became extremely interested in World War II memorabilia.

He collected World War II model planes, belt buckles, insignias, just about anything and everything associated with World War II.

After leaving the Air Force, John worked for Boeing as an airplane mechanic, spent many years designing and building campers and trailers.

He retired from N.C.C.C as a caretaker caring for the Alzheimer residents.

He loved all of them and enjoyed making them laugh.

He was a master at trivia.

John always said he knew a little bit about a whole lot of things and enjoyed regaling us with his knowledge.

During his traveling days, he traveled with only a duffle bag and hitchhiked all over the United States, making many friends along the way.

Another passion of his was quotes from others and those that struck a chord with him, he would write down in a note book that he carried with him wherever he went.

To share a few.

“I came here wishing life was simpler, now I wish I was” “More than anything else, we are victims of our own expectations” “Ben Franklin was right!

The national symbol should have been a turkey” “The way I figure it, if I can make it through the night, this will have happened yesterday” And his favorite … “the trouble with sacrifices is that the people who recommend them almost never have to make them themselves”.

And for the teenagers: “If you are tired of being hassled by unreasonable parents, now is the time for action!

Leave home and pay your own way while you still know everything.”

He was also a lover of poetry and saved those poems that were special and had meaning to him.

He wrote many for his sister, his parents, and for his own entertainment.

23+ years ago he met his lovely wife, Francine.

They lived a simple, quiet life, and their home was filled with love and laughter.

She loved him for his sense of humor and quick wit.

They loved to visit all the flea markets, and he took her on a wonderful vacation to show her where he was raised, where he went to school, and Whidbey Island where he would spend time during the summers.

Their love for each other was deep and strong.

He was a loving, kind and generous man.

“Oh I have slipped the surly bonds of earth, and danced the skies on laughter silvered wings.”

“Put out my hands and touched the face of God” He is survived by: Francine Truax- Wife, Ruth Truax Christian- Sister, BobTruax Peeler- Son, Stacy Truax- Granddaughter, Dan Truax- Son, Bill Truax-Grandson, Katie Truax- Granddaughter (In-Law), Mike Truax-Grandson, Jessica Truax-Granddaughter, Angela Truax- Daughter, Janelle Truax- Daughter, Clifford Brown, Gina Peeler Bunch, Elaina Bohlman., NUMEROUS Grandchildren and several Great-Grandchildren.

Preceded in death by his Moms, Dad, his beloved son Jimmy Dean, Arlene Crawford, Grandson “Little” Danny, Son “Big” Bill Truax.

The family wish to express a special thanks to the VA Oncology Department and Horizon Hospice of Spokane for their professional and compassionate care.

A special thanks to Marsha, A godsend in our hour of need.

Cremation has taken place and a celebration of John’s life will be announced at a later date.

We loved you John Davis Truax.

You will remain in our hearts forever.

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