Green River Valley Jeep Club

"Picture of my Veteran Decal"

Green River Valley Jeepers
21520 SE 346th St
Auburn, WA 98002
Contact: Arlene Brooks
Phone: 253 833-8747

Members of... 

Pacific Northwest Four Wheel Drive Association

Mike & Family belonged to the GRVJC for many years, Jeeping with friends and competing with members from other clubs.

We are still members of the PNW4WDA


Green River Valley  Jeep Club  Dissolved

Mike got this sad news From Arlene Brooks

"For the record, letting  you know that the Green River Valley  Jeep Club  after 50 + years dissolved   at 8:55 p.m. Wednesday January-11-2017

As for club items (banner, club history, photos) we will still retain them for future reunions that may occur – just let one of us know.

We will be doing an inventory sometime in March so a record can be kept as to where the stored items can be found."

Arlene


Charlene Carrier passed away and her service will be at the Catholic Church on 192nd by Meeker Middle School. Wednesday, June 26th at 11. 

 


Green River Jeep Club Reunion 2015     July 25, 2015

See details below...


GREEN RIVER VALLEY JEEP CLUB     "GRVJC"

History
Green River Valley Jeep Club was incorporated in 1965 and joined the Pacific Northwest Four Wheel Drive Association that same year.

MOTTO
The clubs main objective shall be service, when needed, anywhere, anytime;

To promote sound and sportsman like driving practices, on an off, the public highways;

To stimulate interest in four wheel drive operation, ownership and equipment;

To acquaint the public with pleasure of Jeeping as a sport not merely as a means of transportation.

Besides being a primarily, short wheel base, Jeep, trail running club, we have also been involved with competitive events: hosting 1968 Summer Convention and sponsored eight annual playdays in the Enumclaw area from 1972 to 1980.

We currently carry a roster of eight families; some retired, semi-retired and some still adding to a forty hour workweek.

We are always looking for new members to add to our list.

The GRVJC Reunion turned out great. We had decent weather and a group of about 50 old & new members.

We collected $151.00 for the Porta Potties. Thanks to all that donated.

Today 8/7/2015 (Friday) I finally got some pictures on this website. If anyone wants one full size just email me for a copy.

Here is the photo album link to see them. Be patient for them to load as there are lots of them.

Reunion 2015 Pictures


Picture of our two recently departed buddies. We were on a sleeping bag run over the Naches Jeep Trail.

Click on picture to see full size.

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Marv & Duane probably about 1987


GRVJC Party Pictures


Information & News

Off Road Event Calendar


Motorized Off Road Vehicle Trail Reports & Closures Just started May 23, 2011


"Need to read"

5/12/2011

  Permits needed for recreation in Washington State

  BLM Information Page  You're Not Welcome in the BLM Kingdom


Sad News 10/6/2016

Mel Ferris just passed away today at 12:00 Noon 10/6/2016

 

Mel doing something he liked      Betty holding Mel for his last Jeep  ride

   

Mel Ferris Obit & info
August 5, 1935 / 10/6/2016
Betty says she hopes people drive their Jeeps
 
Internment Greenwood Memorial Park (Cemetery) Friday 9:30 AM  10/14/2016
Address: 350 Monroe Ave NE, Renton, WA 98056
Phone:(425) 255-1511

Celebration of Life follows 10:30 AM
Cedar Grange Hall see info below

 

Celebration of Life follows 10:30 AM
Cedar Grange Hall
22531 S.E. 218th St.
Maple Valley, WA 98000
Grange Hall Phone: (425) 432-3225


 


Sad News 8/2/2016

Ken Fagan passed February 21, 2016 from Lung Cancer
6/25/1940 to 2/21/2016


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Bob Brooks Senior passed July 29, 2016
5/1/1935 to 7/29/2016

   
Arlene says no public funeral. They will have a Celebration of Life later this fall.
More info when we have it. (and now we have it) Just got this info from Arlene...

  Celebration of Life for Robert H. Brooks, Sr

A Celebration of Life will be held for Bob on Sunday, September 25th, 2016
from 1:30 to 4:00 o’clock at:

Lakeland Community Center (next to elementary School)
5801 Lakeland Hills Way, Auburn, WA 98002
(Auburn/Sumner Highway, aka East Valley Highway)
253-833-8747 – Arlene 253-571-9056 – Debbie
Pot Luck will be served


12/31/2015

Our Good Friend Dave Hougardy Passed Away 12/31/2015

More information to be posted as I get it.

 

Thanks for the picture Renee

Celebration Of Life for Dave.

Barb & Dave's Home, Saturday April 16 2016 at 1:00 PM

Main Course Smoked/Roasted Pig. Bring your favorite dish "Optional"

 

4/17/2016 Celebration Party went off like clock work. Dave would be proud!!

I really missed him around the fire later in the evening.

Take a look at the slide show tribute Kristie did for Dave.

Be ready for a Tear...

Slide Show Tribute


3/25/2015

Don Prine passed away 3/22/2015
Born in Ellsworth, Wisconsin on November 22, 1917. Don passed away on March 22, 2015 at the age of 97 1/3. He owned Prine's Jeep Service in Tillicum, WA. for 52 years
Don Prine's service will be Saturday, 2:00pm at Fir Lane on 176th in Spanaway.

Fir Lane Memorial Park Funeral Home & Chapel
924 176Th St E Spanaway, WA 98387
(253) 531-6600

 

Address for cards
Diana Prine
20202 2nd Ave E
Spanaway, WA. 98387

Don's Obit...


Sad News 11/26/2014

Bob Brooks Jr. Born about 1955 Passed 11/25/2014

   

From Arlene 11/26/2014

With sadness we have to tell you we lost Bob Jr. last night; he had acute Pancreatitis; nothing showed up except an inflamed pancreas; he had beaten his cancer from three years ago.

He went into the Emergency (Auburn)  Sunday about 4 o’clock and by Tuesday night  (8:30) he was gone, he would have been 59 Christmas Eve.

 

 Celebration of Life for Robert H. Brooks Jr.

A Celebration of Life will be held for Bob on Saturday, December 13th from 11 to 2 o’clock at:

Lakeland Community Center (next to Elementary School)

5801 Lakeland Hills Way, Auburn, WA 98002

(Auburn/Sumner Highway aka East Valley Highway)

253-508-0975 – Sherry 253-686-6402 – Bob Sr.

 


5/5/2012

Brandy Clark

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Brandy Elizabeth CLARK Aug. 30, 1970 - May 5, 2012 Brandy passed away at U of W Medical Center with the very best of medical care, compassion and dignity. Brandy was born with a severe birth defect Spina Bifida and always tried to live life on the bright side in spite of her many health challenges. A special thank you to Dian Britt her U of W PA for l2yrs. "Hey Dian 3 liters of water a day-how about IV diet coke." You were always straight up with me! Brandy had a strong will to live and she would tell you it was all worth it. Total Living Concept has supported Brandy during her adult years, which gave her many amazing experiences. She loved her friends and would especially like to thank Sharon Ward and Jullianne Perkowsky for all of the laughs and wonderful care. Brandy's favorite things were baking cookies and playing cards at Grandma Clarks house (her BEST friend), lunch at the Olive Garden, going to the ocean, Crazy Eights - could play for hours and visits with Mom. Brandy is survived by her parents Marge and Dick Tibeau of Winlock and Dan and LaVene Clark of Ravensdale. Grandmothers Mary Hertzog (you bring the Dusty Burgers) of Wenatchee and Betty Clark of Black Diamond. In lieu of flowers donations in memory of Brandy may be sent to Seattle Childrens, 4800 Sandpoint Way NE, Seattle, WA.

Published in The Seattle Times on May 13, 2012

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/seattletimes/obituary.aspx?n=brandy-elizabeth-clark&pid=157560990 


2/5/2012

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Shirley Ann Vick, 70, of Union Gap died Thursday February 2 2012.

Information Here


February 14, 2011

Duane Howard Larson of Wenatchee, WA passed away peacefully February 13, 2011 after a battle with cancer and pneumonia.

March 29, 1931 / February 13, 2011

Obituary & Life History

Jones & Jones ~ Betts Funeral Home

http://www.jonesjonesbetts.com/obituaries/Duane-Larson 

 

Services are as follows:

Thursday February 17, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. at Jones & Jones ~ Betts Memorial Chapel, 302 9th St. Wenatchee, WA. Visitation will be Wednesday from 2-6 p.m. at the funeral home.
Interment will be Friday 10:15 a.m. February 18, 2011 at the Tahoma National Cemetery 18600 SE 240th St. Kent, WA 98042.


Some of us old timers are thinking about another reunion.

The last one we had was at Coble's July 31, 1999

If you have ideas or comments, please contact the webmaster.

Update on reunion in 2011... 

Coble's have graciously offered their place for the reunion again.

A date has not been set yet. Any ideas will be considered. 

It didn't happen. Seems like this was a bad year. Will try next year, 2012


Saturday August 7

Mel Ferris turned 75 and we had a surprise BD party for him. A few of the GRVJC members showed up to help him celebrate. 

Great food and a good time had by all. Thanks to Betty. 

It even rained for us!

Hope someone sends me some pictures...

Monday August 9

Thanks to Arlene, I got some pictures to post today. 30 of them...

Click Here to see them... Mel Party Pictures


4/11/2010

Marv Willson passed away 4/11/2010...
Kevin Wilson called tonight and told me they were having a "Celebration Of Life"
Sunday April 25, 2010 2:00 PM... At the Fairwood Country Club

Fairwood Country Club
17070 140 Ave SE
Renton, WA. 98058

The send off for Marv is now past. 

He would be proud & sorry he missed it. Many GRVJC members attended.


GRVJC Roster 1/10/2012

Mike will be sending out another updated roster soon.

Many Thanks to Arlene Brooks & Mary Kirkpatrick for all their help with the new roster.

Also thanks to all of you with your personal updates.

If you have updates or need an updated roster, please email webmaster


More information & pictures to be added soon!

Some old pictures scanned by Mike (from old camera kinda poor quality) "help me out with some better pictures"

Party Album

GRVJC Playday Album

Jeeping Pictures Album

Yakima Mud Race Album

Jeep Show at Southcenter Album

List of All Albums

Jeep Timeline


CJ2A Page

CJ3A Page

CJ3B Page

CJ5 Page

Moonshiner’s Jeep Club & info about their 4x4 Swap Meet at Puyallup, Washington

Pacific Northwest Four Wheel Drive Association

Dan Klennert Web Site

Good Article about Dan Klennert's Art Work

Dan Klennert on you tube

Mike's Jeep Page

Mike Reid Construction 

Anyone else got a Web-Site ?

Great YouTube movies about the Jeep

Jeep timeline on YouTube

History of the Jeep 1939

The history of the WW2 Willys Jeep

JEEP History

Great clip about one flexible Jeep 


Upcoming Events

Green River Jeep Club Reunion 2015     July 25, 2015

 


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