Leonard Charles Blauvelt, 1941-2019

Leonard Charles Blauvelt was born May 23,1941, in Seattle, Wash., to Leonard and Charlotte Blauvelt. He grew up on Phinney Ridge with his late sister, Linda Vadset.

Later in life, Chuck served in the United States Navy for five years and after, attended Western Washington University where he majored in geography and minored in physical education. He played Rugby for WWU and was a member of the Seattle Rugby Club. Chuck loved sports and especially loved baseball. Later, he attended Seattle University and received his certificate in counseling, which ultimately led to one of his most rewarding careers, working with the Nisqually Indian Tribe, with whom he had a very special bond and love for.

Ending his career, he went to work at Yelm High School where he enjoyed his work and truly loved the kids. Chuck's love for music and reading history was second only to road trips in his 1969 Pontiac GTO convertible. He loved where he documented his trips through his beautiful photos of Mother Nature at her finest.

Chuck gave the good fight with the help of many of his friends. On July 11, 2019, he went home to be with God, our creator. Thank you everyone who visited, brought meals, picked him up and simply showed him love. Chuck truly loved you all.