George “Sonny” Colson III,
74, passed away peacefully
June 14, 2019, in Randle,
Wash. He was born in Yuba
George moved to Randle,
Wash., as a young child where
he grew up and graduated from
White Pass High School. He
worked for many years for
Willard Latimer in logging and
as a heavy equipment operator.
George was gifted with the
ability to fix anything.
He married Arlette Joyce in
1965, and together they raised
three children, Jack, Kyle and
Joy. George had three grandsons, Conner, Chase and Calvin, a
great-granddaughter, Elena and Curt Atkinson, who was like a
son to him, all of whom he loved with all of his heart.
George enjoyed spending time with his friends and family,
jeeping, hunting and fishing on the Cowlitz River. He most
enjoyed when friends and family stopped by for a visit in the
leanto. Those that stopped by all knew that his favorite saying
was, “Don’t be dumb!”. His dog, Blue was a special companion
that was always by his side.
George was preceded in death by his mother, Alberta Colson;
his sisters, Kimberly Pollman and Karla Colson; and two of his
children, Kyle and Joy.
He is survived by his wife of 54 years Arlette; their son,
Jack (Carrie) of Onalaska, Wash.; grandsons, Conner (Karlee)
of Onalaska, Wash., Chase Colson of Onalaska, Wash., and
Calvin Colson of Winlock, Wash.; great-granddaughter, Elena of
Onalaska, Wash.; brothers, Ray (Shana) Colson of Randle, Wash.,
and Kevin (Cindy) Colson of Cinebar, Wash.; sisters, Karen Tiller
of Shelton, Wash., and Sharon (Paul) Auman of Onalaska, Wash.;
and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
A graveside service will be held at the Silverbrook Cemetery,
687 Silverbrook Rd., Randle, WA 98377, June 29, 2019, at 11
a.m., to be followed by a celebration of life with a potluck at the
Family Worship Center, 10074 US-12 (across Highway 12 from
the White Pass High School).