Harvey Howard Aulgur
February 18, 1936 – March 15, 2021
Harvey Howard Aulgur, 85, of West Seattle, WA passed away on March 15, 2021.
Born February 18, 1936 in St. Louis, Missouri to Elizabeth and Raymond Aulgur. Harvey grew up in St. Louis with his sister Stephanie and their chosen family member “Grandma” Metta Bailey. Harvey spoke of his years delivering newspapers in his youth, often being treated to a fresh sandwich as he sold papers to the staff in local Italian restaurants on “The Hill”.
Harvey moved out of his family's home after high school, living in the YMCA, eating bags of apples, in Shreveport, LA until he was drafted into the Army, where he served for two years. His time in the Army led him to Seattle area, where the mountains and water were captivating – He remarked about the strange clouds he saw, initially not realizing they were mountains. After getting out of the Army, he headed back to his job in St Louis, but soon ventured back to the Seattle area and settled to build the family that surrounded him until the end.
In fun Harvey enjoyed a variety of adventures, including running, sail boating, fly fishing and fly tying, working out, and his most favorite being the Dog Dad for their beloved English Springer Spaniels, spending many a day on a field watching Oliver, Zoom, and Penelope work their way through the agility courses, with Harvey cheering them on.
Harvey became a prominent local business owner, starting the auto accessory chain ‘Sounds On Wheels”. His talents allowed the company to thrive and grow for decades, driven in part by Harvey’s negotiated deals with executives from major auto manufacturers and stereo companies. Harvey was also very active in city of Burien’s city business development, working closely with the Burien City Council. He loved to help others with the business ventures; even in retirement he volunteered his time at SCORE (Service Corps of Retired Executives). He will be remembered fondly for the immense impact that he had on the growth of small businesses in the Seattle area, and the innumerable lives that he touched through his mentorship of emerging entrepreneurs.
Harvey loved his family deeply and worked very hard for them. Harvey leaves behind beloved wife of 53 years Peggy Aulgur; children Elaine, Ken (Tammy), Robin (Avery) Smith; grandchildren Madison (Jaleb) Jaquez, Tyler Schrader, Teal Victoria, Marissa Aulgur, Caleb Smith, Joshua Smith, Natalia Smith, and great grandchild Evangeline Jaquez; the wake of his loss will be felt by all that knew and loved him.
At the family’s request, there will be no public viewing. A Celebration of Life will be held at Acacia Memorial Park, Celebration Life Center on Friday June 18th, at 10 A.M., internment at the gravesite to follow. Memorial donations in memory of Harvey may be made to Emerald City Pet Rescue, 2962 First Avenue South, Suite B. Seattle, WA 98134 (https://www.emeraldcitypetrescue.org/donate/)
When asked how he was doing, Harvey always responded with: "If I was any better, I would have died and gone to heaven!” We will always carry your memory in our hearts.
Friday, June 18, 2021
Friday, June 18, 2021
Harvey Howard Aulgur
June 17, 2021
I am at a loss. Who's going to call me out of the clear blue and make my day with an irreverent joke or anecdote? Who am I going call when either in a jam or need someones brain to pick?
Harvey was a witty conversationalist and I have spent many a morning going over daily business goals at the coffee shop, and usually felt positive about attaining them on departure. Business was not all we talked about. A lot of his lines I still use today. Harvey was loyal to his family and you if he considered you a friend. As I can attest, Harvey was a believer in second and third chances. You will be missed sir!
I will not be able to attend the celebration due to a medical condition but I will be there with Y'all in spirit
June 16, 2021
I was truly blessed to have Harvey in my life.
I cannot think of a phone call or visit where he said goodbye. It was always “ well why are we talking ? Get to work “ followed by silence or “ have a good day “. Or my personal favorite “ when all else fails, tell the truth “. He just didn’t know the words “ give up “ I know your better today because your in heaven Here is to life well lived my friend.
I miss you Harvey.