General Donald Guy (Don)
United States of America
Tacoma, Washington, United States of America
Federal Way, King County, Washington, United States of America


Donald Guy Flye Age 80, of Federal Way, died Wednesday July 17, 2013 at his home. He was born on February
17, 1933 in Tacoma, Washington to Guy M. and Cleo B. Flye. Don is survived by his daughters Dana Robison and
Kelly Applegate, his sons-in-law Gunn Robison and Derek Applegate, his grandchildren Ashlan, Connor, Ty,
Grady, Cassidy, and Raegan, and his partner and friend of 16 years, Kathy Thatcher. Don was a longtime resident
of Tacoma until attending college at the University of Washington. He graduated with a bachelor's degree in
Business Administration, and was a loyal member of Phi Gamma Delta Fraternity. Don was an accomplished
competitive tennis player, representing the UW in 1952, 1953, and 1957, winning four Pacific Coast Conference
division championships. Some of Don's many tennis accomplishments include winning the title of National
Junior Men's doubles champion in 1951 and playing at Wimbledon in 1955. In 2005, Don was inducted into the
Tacoma Pierce County Sports Hall of Fame and continued playing competitive tennis through 2012. Don had a
lengthy career at Boeing, retiring in 1988. He will long be remembered for his twinkling blue eyes, witty sense of
humor, passionate point of view, and competitive nature. Family service will be held Thursday, July 25, 2013 at
Mountain View Cemetery. Memorial details for friends can be obtained on Facebook https://www.facebook.
com/groups/404011273051884/ under the events and file tab. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to St.
Jude Hospital.


Archive statistics 1952 - 1959

Tournament wins 1954 - Inland Empire Championships (Open)

Tournaments Washington State Championships - 1959 Pacific Northwest - 1957 Seattle City Championship - 1957 Wimbledon - 1955 US Open - 1954 Nassau Bowl - 1954 Newport Casino - 1954 Oregon State Championships - 1954 Eastern Grass Court Championships - 1954 Washington State Championships - 1954 Pacific Northwest - 1954 Southampton Invitation (Long Island) - 1954 Pennsylvania Lawn Tennis Championship - 1954 Inland Empire Championships - 1954 US Open - 1953 Newport Casino - 1953 Eastern Grass Court Championships - 1953 Spring Lake Invitation Tournament - 1953 Pacific Southwest Championships - 1953 New Jersey State Championships - 1953 Pennsylvania Lawn Tennis Championship - 1953 Middle Atlantic Grass Courts - 1953 US Open - 1952 Cincinnati - 1952

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