In Memory of
Lewis A Navarre W7QMP .
Lewis A Navaree was born February 1, 1934 and died on August 30, 2009. He obtained
his first amateur license in 1952. Lew served in the US Navy from 1952 to 1957 as a
Marine Electronics Technician. Lew was a life member of ARRL and a 17 year member
of the Mike & Key ARC. He was active at flea market and was a VE for several years.
Lew was active in the Columbia Basin net and enjoyed hf contacts but especially
liked SSTV and the new digital modes. He was also very expert with firearms
and ballistics, from black powder to the most modern calibers. He was a student
of many subjects and read on many subjects. He enjoyed music and learned to play
the banjo. We will miss Lew at our thrice weekly coffee get togethers at
Lew worked for several years for Radar Electric starting in 1957. He was active
in installation and maintenance of ship electronics and radars in the Seattle area.
Lew was a volunteer fireman for the city of Kent for almost 30 years.
Lew and Claire, KD7FMP, were married on February 15, 1958. Lew is survived by the
love of his life, his wife of 51 years, Claire, his sister, Judy Brzozowski, and his
six children, Bob (Debbie) Navarre, Pete (Dena) Navarre, Patty (Steve) Dartt,
Barbara Schweitzer, Karen (Ken) McCulloch and David Navarre. He had eleven
grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. Lew was very proud of his Indian
heritage and spoke of it often at coffee. Wab kno (his native name) was a proud
member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation, The Keepers of the Fire, of Shawnee, Oklahoma.
A graveside service was held September 11, 2009, at Tahoma National Cemetery.