Charles Jack Lehman, a prominent business owner in Sequim for 41 years and a dedicated community member, died June 29, 2014, at the age of 80 at his home in Sequim after a lengthly illness.
His grandparents, pioneers from Germany, established the Sequim Meat Company in 1911 and it ran under several names for 90 years until closing in 2001. Lehman graduated from Sequim High School and attended Washington State University, before returning home to join the family business.
In 1958, he married Shirley Govan, from another Sequim pioneer family, and in 1960 they purchased adjoining buildings and opened Lehman’s Thriftway, which became Lehman’s Mark and Pac, then Lehman’s Grocery. The Lehman Building remains on East Washington Street today.
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