LeRoy Salvage was born at home in Chewelah, Washington on Easter Sunday April 12, 1936 to Arthur and Maude. He was the youngest of six children. Chewelah is where he grew up, went to school and met and married Suzanne McCulloch, his wife of nearly 64 years. They were married on November 20, 1956, started a family and then moved to the Snoqualmie Valley and called North Bend home for over 40 years.
During those 40 years LeRoy worked many jobs to provide for his family; Weyerhauser Mill, heavy construction, and winters working on the ski slopes at Snoqualmie Summit. His longest term of employment was with the City of Mercer Island in the street department. He retired after more than 20 years in 1995.
LeRoy enjoyed spending time with family and friends, working on cars, playing games, mowing his yard and tinkering in his garage. He was a member of the Moose Lodge in North Bend and participated in many golf and bowling tournaments. His team won the State Bowling Championship in 1978. In 2003 he made his only hole-in-one on the 8th hole at Snoqualmie Falls Golf Course.
LeRoy and Sue moved to Lake Havasu City, Arizona in 2003 where they enjoyed the warmer temperatures in fall, winter and spring. They would make their annual trip home for the summer to reconnect with family and friends.
Their final move was to Kennewick, Washington in 2018 to be closer to family. LeRoy died peacefully at home in Kennewick on April 18, 2020 at the age of 84. He is buried with his parents in Chewelah, Washington at the Pioneer Cemetery.
LeRoy was preceded in death by his parents Arthur and Maude (Thomson) Salvage, his sisters Ella Ludema Peters, Betty Lea Morrow, Cora Mae Hegge and Leora Margaret Jensen and his brother Donald Glen Salvage. He is survived by his sister Donna Marie Meyer, his wife Suzanne (McCulloch) Salvage; his children LeAnne Johnson (Bob), Arthur L. (Cindy) and Deborah Sue Smith (Loyal); his grandchildren Ryan, Timothy and Robert Johnson, Kelly, Mitchell and Raelynn Salvage and Gwendolyn Bear and Nicole Smith; and his great-grandchildren Jaxon, Millie, Cobie, Booker and Easton LeRoy and many nieces, and nephews.
A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday October 16, 2021 at the Mount Si Senior Center in North Bend, Washington. This will be an open house with light refreshments from 1:00-4:00pm and a time of sharing around 2:30pm.