An August 13 Celebration of Life has been set in Port Townsend for the late George F. Ansley, who passed away January 16, 2023, at age 95. He was a former Boeing engineer and had lived in Port Townsend for more than 30 years.
George was born Aug. 19, 1927, in Cleveland, Ohio, to Frank and Helen (Green) Ansley.
In 1951 he graduated from Goddard College in Vt., with a degree in natural science. In 1953 he married Jane Braham, a college classmate. They moved to Washington and settled near Issaquah, where they raised four children. Jane was a teacher and counselor. George specialized in non-destructive testing of aircraft components during his 30-year career.
In retirement, the couple moved to Port Townsend in 1991, where George's chief interests were salmon fishing, tending his large garden, and introducing his grandchildren to natural science. He also helped repair bicycles as part of the Blue Bills service group.
After Jane's death in 2018, George remained at the family home, accompanied to the end by his cat, Ginny.
He is survived by his children -- David, Joyce, Barbara and Darel -- as well as four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Friends and acquaintances are invited to join the Aug. 13 memorial service. For details on time and location, please phone Barbara at (509) 607-2367.