HARLOW, Elbert William "Al" February 17, 1938 - March 9, 2017 Al was one of two children born to George and Lena Harlow in Spokane, WA. Hillyard became home to where he would grow and attend Rogers High and later join the Navy. Al met and later married Margy C. Pell, on July 11th, 1959. For a time, he worked at Hygrade and then Kaiser Aluminum from which he would later retire. The young couple lived in Spokane and started their family but wanted to raise their children in the country. They moved to property near Athol, Idaho in 1972 where they would spend the next 25 years. Al took great pride in teaching his children to love and appreciate the outdoors with hunting, boating, camping and singing while he played guitar around the campfire at Priest Lake, ID. being family favorites. With the children grown and Al retired, the couple moved to their property on the Pend Oreille River near Ione, WA. They enjoyed summer visits from their children's families with the grandchildren spending many summers at the river. Al and Margy spent several long visits to Mexico with friends during the winter months. Al is survived by his wife of 57 years, daughter Sandy Karnes and John Muckey, daughter Kimberly and Mike Lind, seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren and cousin Jimmy Bricker. He is preceded in death by his son Bryan Harlow, granddaughter Kacie Wenstrom, son-in-law Joe Karnes and sister Elsie Schimanski. At the request of Margy, please send any donations to the American Legion, PO Box 217, Cusick, WA 99119. A memorial service will be planned in the future. SHERMAN-KNAPP FUNERAL HOME in Newport is in charge of arrangements. Family and friends are invited to sign the online guest book at sherman-knapp.com .
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