In Loving Memory of Jack Angove: 1931-2021


Jack Angove, of Rochester, Washington, age 90, entered into his eternal home on Oct. 15, 2021. Jack was born Oct. 11, 1931, in Yakima to Arthur and Evelyn Angove, who were Salvation Army officers. 

He attended Highline High School in Burien where he excelled at sports and was offered a college scholarship to play football and basketball at Washington State University. He instead joined the Army with his brother Don, a year older, and they boarded a ship for Japan. 

After his service in the Korean War, he and Don went to Alaska and worked in construction on the pipeline and in the coal mines. Later they had multiple joint ventures, including owning a grocery store, apartments and a parking lot service that his brother later continued to run. Jack went to business school and became a certified public accountant. At one time he had four offices, but he later sold three, and continued working in the Centralia office up until his passing. He loved working and had good relationships and friendships with the clients that he got to know over the years. Several of his children and grandchildren work in the accounting office, which was a joy to him, and they are continuing to follow in his footsteps. 

He met the love of his life, Nancy Grogan, at a dance and they were married for 64 years. He told her recently there was never a day he regretted it. They have six children Liana Angove-Sowa (Terry Sowa), Stephen Angove (Carol (Anderson) Angove, Luke Angove (Cynder Angove), Kelly Angove and Angel Angove- Spencer (Chris Spencer). He was preceded in death by his brother Don and Jack’s beloved son Joshua Angove. He also had nine grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. His eyes would light up whenever he saw them. 

He loved God, his family, his country and sports. He was an avid golfer and sponsored the Angove softball team for 10 years and went to most of the games. He loved going on family trips with as many as could go. His decisions were always based on the love he had for his family. He was a man of faith and conducted his life that way. His family and friends could always count on his prayers and support. 

A celebration of life will be held Oct. 30, 2021 at Evergreen Christian Community at 1000 Black Lake Blvd SW, Olympia, Washington, 98502 at 11 a.m. followed by a luncheon.

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