Boyd H. Graves | Obituary

Long-time Mercer Island resident, Boyd H Graves, 86, passed away in Hood River, OR on January 21, 2022 with his wife, Halla, by his side. He was born September 12, 1935 in Seattle, WA, the son of Orville and Mildred Graves.

Having grown up within the restaurant business Boyd developed a love for the food service industry. After high school he attended Cornell University where he studied and graduated with a BS degree in Hotel Administration. Boyd was a well-known Northwest restaurateur having managed the Sheraton Renton Inn, and owning and operating the Terry Avenue Freight House, the Beef and Brew Restaurants, Snoqualmie Falls Lodge and the Columbia Gorge Hotel. He is survived by his first wife Colleen Soden Graves, his second wife Halla Tellyer Graves, his two children Michael Graves and Kelly Graves Secord, adopted son Andrew Graves, and four grandchildren, Riley Secord, Carson Secord, Anna Graves and Evan Graves.

Boyd loved to travel, having the opportunity to visit many countries. He loved good food and good booze and loved to share them with good friends. Alpine skiing, and sailing were his other favorite past-times. Boyd will be laid to rest for eternity at Herland Forest Natural Burial Cemetery in Klickitat County, Washington.