Isaac Eugene Metz, 76, of Shelton, Wash., passed away Wednesday, March 7 in Mesa, Ariz., as a result of a tragic ATV accident.
He was born on June 6, 1935 in Hardisty, Alberta to Aaron and Jill Metz. He attended Oroville High School and following two years of military service earned an accounting degree from Eastern Washington University in 1961. Following college he married, Jeannine Hylton of Omak, Wash. They were married for over 50 years. Over the next 35 years he served as a Senior Examiner of the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) based out of Seattle, Wash. Upon retirement Gene and Jeannine relocated to Shelton, Wash., to enjoy retired life along the eighth fairway of the Lake Limerick Golf Course, while also spending the winter months as a snowbird in Mesa, Ariz. Gene loved spending time with family and friends, enjoyed playing cribbage, golfing, hunting, fishing, and 4 p.m. cocktail parties. He was also a lifelong member of the Elks and American Legion.
Gene is survived by his wife Jeannine; two sons: Wayne (Sandy) and Doug; Sister, Linda; two grandchildren: Ryan and Sara; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins residing in Alberta, Saskatchewan, Idaho and Washington.
A memorial will be held the on April 26 at 1 p.m. at the Lake Limerick Country Club, 790 East Saint Andrews Drive, Shelton, WA 98584 and a graveside service will be held for family and close friends on April 28 at 11 a.m. at Oroville’s Riverview Cemetery. Donations may be made to a charity of your choice.