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Edward Shamek


February 20, 2019

Edward B. Shamek was born to Edward and Beverly Shamek on July 5, 1933, in Renton, Washington. He died at his home on Feb. 15, 2019.

After graduation from Renton High School, he worked as a choker setter in his dad’s high lead logging company and later in the Seattle ship yard. He served in the U.S. Air Force before returning to the University of Washington where he received his juris doctorate.

Ed and Linda (Colby) Shamek moved to Goldendale where he started a private practice before his election to the Klickitat County Prosecutor office. They had two sons, Eugene Shamek and Allen Shamek. After leaving the prosecutor’s office he returned to private practice.

He later married Twila Kelley. In 1976 he married Patricia Miller, and they had two children, Julie (Shamek) Vance and Brian Shamek. Their combined family included his two stepsons, Vincent Miller and Morgan Miller. Along with his law practice, he ran a small farm and later owned Three Creeks Lodge.

Ed and Pat Shamek divorced in 1992, and he married Patricia Hornibrook. In 1995 he and Pat reunited and continued their lives together until his death.

Ed dearly loved to camp and ride horses with his children, but as they grew and left the home, he continued his love of reading and developed a love for working on old Cadillac and Volkswagens.

Survivors include Patricia Shamek, children Eugene Shamek, Eugene, Oregon; Allen Shamek (Starr) of Tempe, Arizona, Julie Vance, Goldendale; Brian (Stephanie) Shamek, Goldendale. Step sons Vincent Miller, Goldendale, and Morgan (Wendy) Miller of Centerville, Washington; 13 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, family, and friends.

A potluck Celebration of Life will be held Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019 at the Masonic Lodge, 219 S. Columbus Avenue, between noon and 2 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, please make contribution to the CASA, buddy bags program, 131 W Court, MS-CH 16, Goldendale, WA 98620.


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