Benjamin Garland Haydock passed away on October 23, 2021 in Bremerton Washington following a long battle with Alzheimer’s. He was 88 years old.
Ben was born on March 30, 1933 in Nampa Idaho to Aaron Gardner Haydock and Velma Hixson Haydock (Relling). When he was three the family moved to Everett and shortly after to Kitsap County where Ben would reside for the remainder of his life.
Ben graduated from Bremerton High School in 1951. He served in the United States Army from 1952 -1955, stationed in Alaska. Ben attended the University of Washington and worked for the Boeing Company before taking a position as a Radio Technician at Keyport Torpedo Station in 1964 where he worked until his retirement.
Ben is survived by his children; Coreen Haydock Johnson Sego (Steve), Laureen Haydock Lund (Arne) and Duane Haydock (Maggie). In the last few years the family welcomed an additional son, Dennis White. Ben was preceded in death by his youngest son Dale Haydock. Ben was a thoughtful and generous grandfather. He was blessed with nine grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren, with one on the way. Ben is survived by and remained friends with his two former wives, JoRene Johnson Nelson and Nancy Huber.
Ben will be remembered as a multi-talented man. He was a DIY expert, building and remodeling multiple homes throughout his life. He rebuilt cars, built a boat and a tractor and was a master woodworker and carpenter. He enjoyed fixing old radios and antique clocks. Ben was an artist in stained glass, wood, painting and poetry. Ben loved to travel in his small RV and made many cross-country trips.
A Celebration of Life will be held on Sunday November 14th at 2:00pm at The Dock Bar & Eatery, 715 Bay Street Port Orchard WA 98366. The family welcomes friends of Ben to come and remember and share stories about this remarkable man.
Remembrances can be made to the Washington State Alzheimer’s Association in memory of Benjamin Haydock www.alz.org/alzwa or 19031 133rd Ave. West #301, Lynnwood WA 98036