Hugh Blurton Jr. was born in Centralia, Washington, on Jan. 7, 1966 to Hugh and Carol Blurton. He grew up on the family farm in Rochester, Washington, graduating from Rochester High School in 1985. After high school, he worked briefly at Simon’s Frozen Foods, the Lewis County Game Farm and C&R Electric, until finding his career path as a land surveyor. He worked for Butler and Zenkner Land Surveying, Zenkner and Associates and finally for the Washington State Department of Natural Resources.
While working at the Lewis County Game Farm, he met his wife, Adeena. After briefly living in Centralia, they settled on the family farm. Over the years, they raised cattle, pigs and chickens, not to mention several dogs and cats, all while instilling a love for raising animals and enjoying the outdoors into their three children.
Hugh enjoyed farming, hunting, fishing, bowling, football, and processing his own farm raised meat and wild game. He was renowned for his smoked meats and sausages. Above all he loved teaching these skills to others, especially his children.
Hugh passed away unexpectedly Saturday, June 11, 2022 while working on the farm he loved. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Amanda, and both of his parents. He is survived by his wife of 35 years; his sons Jeffery Blurton, of Centralia, and Jacob Blurton, of Rochester; his brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law; as well as multiple aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.
There will be a celebration of life potluck dinner at the Blurton farm on July 3, 2022, at 6 p.m.
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