Friday, April 16, 2010

Tracy W. Osterhout Roosevelt class of 1975

Tracy W. Osterhout Roosevelt class of 1975 Tracy W. Osterhout, 52, of Burbank, WA passed away on April 11, 2010 at Kadlec Regional Medical Center in Richland. He was born November 15, 1957 in Oahu, Hawaii to Fred and Edith Osterhout. Tracy lived in the Tri-City area for 23 years and was a Rural Route Mail Carrier for the United States Postal Service.

Having an Army Lt. Cornel as a father he lived in Germany, San Diego, CA, Virginia and Kansas before settling back in Washington State. Tracy was very active in Little League in that state of Virginia as well as in Washington. He was a self taught musician, being able to play the piano, flute, guitar and bass. Throughout the years he enjoyed performing with a variety of talented musicians.

Tracy was also a big fan of the hydroplane world from a very young age. Tracy along with his mother and father started a model remote control hydroplane business, Electric Thunder. He loved to work and build any type of hydroplane, whether it was toy size or full size, from plastic to fiberglass he could fabricate it all.

He was a very active volunteer with the Water Follies; he could hardly wait for the yearly July event.

Tracy is survived by his wife Lisa Osterhout of Burbank, WA; father, Fred Osterhout of Seattle, WA; sister, Donna (Mike)Carroll of Seattle, WA; sister, Karol Jones of Seattle, WA; and brother, Rick (Amy) Osterhout of Seattle, WA; along with several nieces and nephews and his aunts and uncles.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Edith Osterhout.

Tracy was honest, hard working, loving, caring and thoughtful of others and will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

A memorial service will be held on Friday, April 16, 2010 at 10:00am at Memories Sunset Event Center, located on the beautiful grounds of Sunset Memorial Gardens in Richland, WA.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Tracy’s name to the Tri-City Water Follies, 201 North Edison Ste 232, Kennewick, WA 99336 (509)783-4675 and or the Hydroplane/Race Boat Museum, 5917 South 196th St., Kent, WA 98032 (206)764-9453