Kent Wall, born Jan. 28, 1952 in Los Angeles, passed away on April 30, 2023.
Although born a Californian, Kent loved Washington state and lived most of his adult life in Pacific County with his wife Inez and children Char Goodreau (Wall), Ben Rupp and niece Rebekah.
Kent enjoyed everything Pacific County had to offer and was an avid fisherman, as we, his children, can attest having just cleaned out an entire room devoted to fishing supplies.
He spent endless hours on the old logging roads, exploring and bird watching and was keenly interested in efforts to preserve the natural beauty of the area. Kent was a master carpenter and was incredibly proud of his work for Lady Washington and the Grays Harbor Historic Seaport as well as for Grays Harbor Habitat for Humanity.
Service was in Kent’s nature, and he offered help and assistance to others even when he himself was struggling and his health was deteriorating. Kent loved old B movies, classic rock and science fiction, and had a telescope strategically placed in his window for late night star watching. Kent also loved a good joke and was so smooth in his delivery that you were often left wondering if he was pulling your leg. Like the time he told us, his children, that he changed Bill Bixby’s flat tire on the Aberdeen highway and we believed him and told everyone at school the next day.
Kent will be deeply missed by all who were fortunate to know him. A celebration of life will be held later this summer. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Kent’s name to Habitat for Humanity, Willapa Harbor Helping Hands or any no-kill animal shelter.