Calvin Lee Spencer, 93, left this life in the early morning hours of Saturday, Nov. 6, 2021, and began his final journey, entering eternity into the loving arms of his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
Calvin was born Jan. 27, 1928, to Charles and Edna (Layman) Spencer in Mountainair, New Mexico. His early years were spent in many places, including New Mexico, Arizona and San Francisco, as the family moved frequently due to World War II so his parents could find employment. Calvin would often fondly tell of the one and half years of his high school education that he spent at Southwestern Bible Institute in Waxahachie, Texas, which was followed by his graduation from Dora, New Mexico, in 1947.
After graduation, Calvin was drafted into the U.S. Army.
Following his discharge, he operated his own gas station and dump truck. He then moved to Albuquerque, New Mexico, where he worked for Albuquerque National Bank for nearly 20 years. Next came a move to the Everett, Washington area in 1967 where he worked for the Washington State Department of Transportation, retiring in 1991.
Calvin and Yvonne moved back to New Mexico for the next six years. They traveled to many places including the Bahamas, Hawaii, the Albuquerque balloon festival, and Sedona, Arizona, plus visiting family and friends in many places of the continental U.S.
Calvin is survived by his wife Yvonne Spencer, Centralia, Washington; son Darrin (Tawnya) Spencer, Winlock, Washington; daughter Roxanne (Dan) Piatt, Henryetta, Oklahoma; granddaughters Erin Logan and Hannah (Joe) McIntosh; great-grandchildren Hunter (fiance Shawn Stevens) Logan, Kelci (Darryl) Hale, Caleb (Brianna) Henry, Isaiah Logan and Nathan Logan; and great-great-grandchildren Banning, Anthony, Adalee, Cory, Darrly and Bentley, all of Henryetta, Oklahoma.
Calvin was always interested in church missions, which he and Yvonne have contributed to for many years. The family requests that memorials be sent in Calvin’s name to Bethel Church Missions Department, 132 Kirkland Road, Chehalis, Washington, 98532.
Yvonne and family wish to thank the caretakers who so lovingly cared for Calvin during his final illness, Assured Hospice and the wonderful ladies at Lander House Adult Family Home. We could not have had better. They made an emotional and difficult experience tolerable.
A private family funeral service for Calvin will take place at Tahoma National Cemetery.
Family and friends are invited to a Celebration of Calvin’s life at Bethel Church, Chehalis, Washington, Sunday, Dec. 5, 2021, at 1 p.m.