Eugene H LillquistEugene (Gene) Lillquist, 74, of Quincy, died at home on Thursday, August 13, 2020. Pop was born on September 24, 1945 in Grand Coulee, WA to Edwin & Violet Lillquist. He was the youngest of 5 brothers earning him the nickname growing up of Baby Huey. His early years were spent in Grand Coulee, Skagit County, Soap Lake and George. He graduated from Quincy High School in 1965 and for the rest of his life was a proud member of the Class of 65. He married Elaine Nerpel, had 3 children and was married for 35 years. He worked many jobs in Quincy but finally settled at Celite. Service and commitment to his community was the cornerstone of Pop’s life. He served the City of Quincy as a volunteer fire fighter and police reservist for over 20 years. His commitment to the youth of the Quincy Valley started early. While Pop graduated from Central in Art and Physical Education, that was not in the stars to be his career. He spent almost 60 years in the Scouting Program. Most of that time as a Scoutmaster and Asst. Scoutmaster. Over the years he helped nearly 25 boys to become Eagle Scouts. He had a great love for Jackrabbit Track and Field. He coached the throwing sports for over 15 years, guiding many kids to State. Wherever there was a need, Pop was there to lend a hand or a sympathetic ear. Pop was preceded in death by his father Edwin Lillquist, mother Violet Nelles, stepfather Milton Nelles and brothers Lesley, Verlyn, Marvin and Raymond. He is survived by this son Curtis (Cami) Lillquist of Wenatchee WA; daughter Greta (Jeff) Williams of Quincy, WA; son Corey (Meredith) Lillquist of Deer Park, WA and grandchildren; Caitlyn, Benjamin, Conner, Kensley, Caden and Kasen. A small family graveside service was held at the Quincy Cemetery on August 20, 2020. He always wanted a big send off and when it is safe to do so we will hold a proper old-fashioned wake. Pop, we know you never would say goodbye. So, See Ya. Please leave a memory for the family or sign their online guestbook at www.scharbachs.com. Scharbach’s Columbia Funeral Chapel, Quincy, is assisting the family with arrangements.
September 24, 1945 - August 13, 202009/24/194508/13/2020
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