Trudy (Wood) Stack (1916-2013) was born in Snohomish, Â in the front bedroom of the home her father built at 404 Avenue C. Â The family moved to Seattle a couple years later, but Trudy continued to visit since her sister Ruth taught at Snohomish High School for many years.
Married toÂ HaroldÂ Stack, who survives her, 70 years ago, they would often make the trip to Snohomish to visit Trudy’s birth place. Â A few years before Trudy was born, her father, William, was a three term Mayor of Snohomish, winning in the 1911 election with 343 votes of the 366 cast.
The Stack Family Foundation made anÂ unsolicitedÂ donation to our Historical SocietyÂ in the generous amount of $6000 in 2008. Â It was used to purchase museum software forÂ catalogingÂ our photo collection, and the hiring of an museum studies intern to help us get started.
As the president of the society at the time, I continuedÂ to stay in touch with Trudy and Harold, as have the new owners of the grand home, Joelle and Andy Blair. Â Just the other day, I came across a short story in a 1910 issue of theÂ TribuneÂ about her father taking the family of eight children to the new beach home at Moclips. I planed on sending it to her.
Trudy was the ninth child, but I can’t imagine how any of the others could have loved Snohomish more than she.