Obituary: Lawrence Arnold Lytle, Sr.


Lawrence Arnold Lytle, Sr., age 93, a lifetime resident of Hoquiam, Washington, died on Wednesday, August 3, 2016, at Pacific Care Center in Hoquiam. Lawrence Lytle was born on April 15, 1923, in the Hoquiam General Hospital to George and Ann (Walters) Lytle. He attended local schools and graduated from Hoquiam High School in 1941.

He started commercially fishing at the age of 12 in the harbor waters and at the age of 16 he started fishing out of Cordova, Alaska and the Copper River and fished these waters until he was 85, except for the time he served with the US Navy during World War II.

Following his honorable discharge he returned to the harbor and continued commercial fishing. While fishing out of Anacortes, he met Dorothy L. Kuney. They were married on April 17, 1949, in Snohomish, Washington and made their home in Hoquiam.

In addition to his wife, Dorothy Lytle, surviving relatives include five sons and their spouses, Lawrence A. Jr. and Debra Lytle of Hoquiam, Michael C. and Kathryn Lytle of Hoquiam, James L. Lytle of Aberdeen, Robert E. Lytle of Glendale, Arizona and Kenneth W. and Kandice Lytle of Las Vegas, Nevada; 10 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren and other relatives. A brother, Harold Lytle and a sister, Frances Trotto, died previously.

Visitation will be on Sunday, August 7, 2016, from 1 PM to 4PM; Monday, August 8, 2016, from 10 AM to 5 PM and Tuesday, August 9, 2016, from 10 AM to 1 PM.

A graveside service will be at 2:00 PM, Tuesday, August 9, 2016, at Hoquiam’s Sunset Memorial Park with Pastor W. Kent Gravley officiating. Military honors will be provided by active duty US Navy personnel.


A celebration of life gathering is being held on October 8th 2016 at 2 pm, Emmunal Baptist Church in Hoquiam Wa.