Lyle and Elizabeth Laughead Memorial Scholarships
Lyle Delano Laughead was born on January 11, 1930 in Hoquiam to Neil C. and Agnes (Headquest) Laughead. He graduated from Wishkah Valley High School and then attended Grays Harbor College. Lyle was a 1955 graduate of the University of Washington. He married Betty (Elizabeth) Hall in 1978. She passed away in 2000. He began work later that year at the ITT Rayonier Pulp Mill and worked there until his retirement in the 1980’s.
Lyle enjoyed hiking in his younger years. He had been a season Husky football ticket holder since 1960. Reading, listening to music, and doing crossword and Sudoku puzzles were all activities he enjoyed until his passing.
Lyle was a gentle soul who will be remembered by those who loved him for his gracious and altruistic spirit.
Lyle originally created the Lyle and Elizabeth Laughead Scholarships in memory of his wife, Elizabeth. The scholarships are awarded to students who will attend a four-year college or university. Preference for one of the Laughead Scholarships will be given to graduates of Wishkah High School, if possible, depending on the number of eligible applicants.