George Metcalf

George Metcalf, 85, of Mt. Vernon, Wash., went to be with the Lord on April 29, 2015.

He was the youngest of five children born to John and Eunice Metcalf of Langley, Whidbey Island. At age 19, he married Patricia McCaffery and shortly after began working as a driving test instructor for the Washington State Patrol. He took a military leave in 1951 to serve in the Coast Guard and then returned to the WSP, graduated from the Academy and was assigned to Pullman. He worked for the WSP in numerous places, including Enumclaw, Everett, Whidbey Island, Mt. Vernon and Olympia.

He and Pat had four children and settled in the Stanwood area until their divorce in 1980. George retired as a lieutenant in the Washington State Patrol and married Billee Kollmar in 1980 and settled in the Mt. Vernon area, where he worked for Sims Honda, owned his own car dealership and worked 17 years as a courier for Lab Corp before permanently retiring in 2007.

He is survived by his wife, Billee; his four children, Glen Metcalf, Gary (Sue) Metcalf, Pam (Mike) Newman and Peggy (Alex) Jankovic; 15 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews, in-laws and good friends.

Memorials may be made to the Washington State Patrol Memorial Foundation, P.O. Box 7544, Olympia, WA 98507. Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 9, at Harvest Baptist Church, 16946 WA-536, Mt. Vernon, WA 98273.