In memory of
Malcolm Wallace Ice
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In memory of
Malcolm Wallace Ice
Malcolm Wallace Ice, age 76, of Sequim died peacefully at home on October 7, 2016. Malcolm was born on April 9, 1940, in Chrisney, Indiana, to Edna and Wallace Ice. He graduated from Purdue University on a full academic scholarship with a master's degree in structural engineering. Mac was employed in Boeing Computer Services (1963-1995), where he made many significant contributions in the structural analysis arena. One of best had the acronym SAIL (Structural Analysis Input Language), which simplified the use of finite element programs, particularly ASTRA and NASTRAN. Users across company divisions had great respect and admiration for his insight, which resulted in increased productivity. He was the co-author of several papers that were highly regarded in the aerospace community. Along with several co-workers, he gave a seminar at MIT on industry applications of structural analysis tools. Mac loved hiking and exploring the Cascades, Olympics and the Alps in Europe. He also played tennis in Sunland and enjoyed reading. He spent several years fishing in his younger years and loved the game of soccer. He was a gifted photographer, was in Boeing's Camera Club and had two award-winning photographs during retirement. Travel included 25 countries, most states and lots of national parks. He did volunteer work at the YMCA in West Seattle, Washington, and worked several years in the AARP Income Tax Preparation program in West Seattle and Sequim. Survivors include his wife, Paula Marcum; daughter Kathy Lynn Ice of Seattle; stepdaughter Laura (Mike) Lally of Battle Creek, Michigan; two grandsons, Logan and Peyton Lally; and one brother, Robert (Judy) Ice of Reo, Indiana. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Joan Elsa Alley; a son David Malcolm Ice; and sister Leta. At his request, there will be no services.
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