Halsten Marie Hunter, age 55, of Clear Lake, passed away Monday, August 24, 2020. She died in a farming accident engaged in one of her life’s pleasures: operating equipment.
Halsten was known as a talented artist, engineer, fabricator, welder, and mechanic; she could build or repair just about anything. She commonly used those and other skills to help a great number of people throughout her life, and was a member of the Skagit County Search & Rescue program.
Halsten lived a complicated life that was blessed by the acceptance, friendship, and help of many people, but particularly Larry Gadbois and Jerry McKinney, Jay and Sharil Follman, and Vicki Wesen.
Halsten is survived by her brother, Matt Hunter of Arlington. She was preceded in death by both parents, Dr. Robert Hunter and Gretchen Hunter of Sedro-Woolley.
There will be a celebration of life for Halsten on Saturday, September 19, 2020, at 2:00pm. Food (full meal) and drinks will be provided. Earlier thoughts of potluck contributions have changed due to COVID precautions. Other COVID protections will be in place. The celebration will be outside with a lot of room for all. The setting is a grass field. Attire is casual – appropriate for a farm pasture. The event will take place on the north side of Swan Road (between Mount Vernon and Clear Lake), just east of Nookachamps Creek. This will be rain or shine so plan accordingly. Perhaps bring alternative footwear and an umbrella. Share your memories of Halsten and sign the online guest register.