Obituary: John W. ‘Jack’ Mayfield
John W. “Jack” Mayfield, 82, of Moses Lake, was born on Feb. 2, 1935, in Mason City to Elmer and Marie Mayfield, and passed away July 4, 2017, at Samaritan Hospital in Moses Lake.
He retired from Grant County PUD after 31 years of service from 1959 to 1990. His early years were spent in Toppenish, farming with family. He attended high school his freshman year in Quincy, then transferred to Leavenworth, graduating in 1955. Summers were spent working construction jobs.
He owned service stations in Skykomish and Omak before beginning his career with Grant County PUD. He simultaneously farmed in the Quincy area and worked at both Priest Rapids and Wanapum dams in the mechanical departments. Many weekends were spent refereeing football in Central Washington. After retiring at age 55, he was active building homes, boating, snowmobiling and traveling.
Jack is survived by Nellie Mayfield, his wife of 32 years; two sons, Richard Mayfield (Leslie), of Hillsboro, Ore., and Lance Mayfield (Rhonda), of West Virginia; one daughter, Daja Mayfield, of Quincy; three step-daughters, Sharalin Medley (Neil), of Riggins, Idaho, Sandra Doll, of Kalispell, Mont., and Brenda (Wendy) Hook (Eric), of Riggins, Idaho; 12 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; one brother, Taylor Mayfield, of Leavenworth; and two sisters, Jean Hake, of Yakima, and Sharon Rayfield, of Leavenworth.
He was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters and one brother. No services are planned.