| 4/5/22 Hello GHRPC Members.|
David W. Tow David W. Tow, 79, a Markham resident, passed away Saturday, March 19, 2022.
David W. Tow, 79, a Markham resident, passed away Saturday, March 19, 2022, at St. Peter Hospital in Olympia, Washington. David was born March 19, 1943, to Weyman J. Tow and Verda M. Tow in Longview, Washington. David lived in Toutle, Washington as a young child. Then the family had stops in the Tacoma area. They resided on the Fort Lewis reservation where,they ran cattle. The family eventually settled in the Yakima Valley area. David graduated from Bethel High School in 1961. David joined the Marine Corp Reserves from 1963-1967. On April 4, 1964, he married his high school sweetheart, Patricia Gilbert, in Parkland, Washington. This couple stood together through the good times and the tough times. Together, they were a strong team. David and Patricia worked together in the family cattle business, first in the Spanaway area and then to a ranch near Vantage, Washington. His daughter Denise and son Bill were born at that time. David and Patricia then moved to the Westport, Washington area, where he established a commercial fishing business. He owned two commercial trawlers in the 1970s. In the early 1980s Dave’s Harbor Gun Works was started and continued on until his death. David enjoyed hunting and fishing in Montana, Washington and British Columbia, Canada. He was the sitting President for the Grays Harbor Rifle and Pistol Club. David was preceded in death by his wife of 55 years, Patricia Tow of Markham, Washington and brothers Dennis and Bill Tow. He is survived by his daughter Denise (Jim) Atkinson of Ocosta, Washington; son Bill Tow of Tacoma, Washington; two grandchildren: Bailey Burdick and William Tow Jr.; and one great-grandchild, Benelli Novak. A celebration of life and potluck BBQ for David will take place on Monday, April 25, 1 p.m, at the Ocosta Rec Hall located at 45 Ocosta 6th St. Aberdeen, WA 98520.
| 3/12/2022 Hello GHRPC Members.|
Wanted to announce that the lower range and in-door range will be closed, Thursday, March 17th, 2022, for a few hours.
Member John Schroeder passed away early Saturday and it was a request to have a small gathering at his favorite place in the world – the Grays Harbor Rifle & Pistol Club (GHR&PC). 1362 E Hoquiam Rd, Hoquiam, WA 98550
John was an avid marksman and it was a twice a week trip to the Gun Club with friends and novices that would join him for the first shooting practice experience or long time buddies that came weekly. Breakfast maybe anywhere or lunch at Dairy Queen was part of the day.
The upper range will remain open, but the lower range and in-door range will be closed from 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
If you knew John, please join us at the indoor range and share some stories with his family and shooting buddies.
John’s charity that he enjoyed supporting was the North Beach Food Alliance through North Beach Senior Center Food Distribution)
Please send donations to:
In Memory of John Schroeder
c/o North Beach Food Alliance
P.O. Box 1281
Ocean Shores, WA 98569
Rest in Peace, John.