Contributed photo — Clayton Engebretsen is turning 95 on June 17.

Freeland man to celebrate 95th birthday this weekend

  • Wednesday, June 14, 2017 8:00am
  • Life

Clayton Engebretsen, a longtime resident of Whidbey Island, will celebrate his 95th birthday on June 17.

Engebretsen built a cabin on Mutiny Bay in 1956. In 1979, he retired from teaching in the Seattle School District and permanently moved to the island with his wife, Grace. He has six children, 10 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren who have spent years spending time with Engebretsen on the beach and in the water fishing for clams and oysters.

Engebretsen enjoys working in his garden, telling stories of his years in the Navy and is an active member of the South Whidbey Lions Club. A special celebration is planned for Engebretsen at the Useless Bay Golf and Country Club with his family and friends.

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