Wilson Herbert Ogle turns 100 on Sunday
August 3, 2012 · Updated 1:38 PM
Ogle celebrates after long life of farming, logging
Wilson Herbert Ogle was born on Aug. 5, 1912 on a homestead at Del Rio, Wash., and will celebrate his 100th birthday tomorrow in Oak Harbor.
Del Rio is now under water behind the Grand Coulee Dam. From there, his family moved to Missouri and then to South Dakota.
In the spring of 1935, the family moved back to Washington and settled in Buckley where Herb went to work on the Lappenbush farm followed by other farm jobs in Heartline and Wenatchee.
Herb married Mildred Pace, who came out from Missouri. They were wed Oct. 28, 1935 in Wenatchee. They returned to Buckley that same winter and Herb purchased 80 acres of timber west of Buckley on the old Lake Tappa highway.
It was there that Herb began his career as a logger. They logged it with horses, hauling the logs to Ortig and Puyallup on their 1935 Chevy flatbed truck.
After a long career in logging, Herb retired in 1980 after 45 years of cutting. Amazingly, Herb retired without any serious accidents.
Herb loved the work and misses it.
Herb now resides at Regency on Whidbey. Herb has received a 100th birthday greeting from President Obama and looks forward to celebrating his centennial birthday with close friends and family.