Northwest Trek leader dies

5:35 pm July 18th, 2012

Dave Ellis, deputy director of Northwest Trek, has died.

Ellis, 65, died Tuesday, according to Kris Sherman, a spokeswoman for Tacoma Metro Parks, which operates the wildlife park near Eatonville.

Ellis, who lived in Eatonvlile, was part of Northwest Trek’s staff for 28 years. Trek opened 35 years ago, on July 17, 1975. The 723-acre zoological park is home to native Northwest wildlife that inhabit free-roaming areas and exhibits.

(Read more of this story in the July 25 print edition of The Dispatch)


4 Responses to Northwest Trek leader dies

  1. Patty Rath Reply

    July 18, 2012 at 6:56 pm

    We are very sorry to hear this. Our thoughts are with Nancy and her family.
    Bruce & Patty Rath

  2. Teresa Brink Reply

    July 20, 2012 at 9:46 pm

    Sorry to hear the bad news. And we will praying for you Nancy..

  3. John & Donna Lepore Reply

    July 26, 2012 at 4:51 pm

    So sorry to hear this sad news for Nancy & the rest of their Family, the Park and the whole Community. Our deepest sympathy to all who new & loved Dave. Donna & John Lepore

  4. victoria laurie Reply

    July 27, 2012 at 8:03 pm

    Dave was a wonderful guy. A man of integrity. He will be missed.

    Vicki Laurie

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