Tribute to a Former Lake Stevens Machinist
Today our inspiration is Dan Pate.
Dan was 21 years old when he went to ride in a new car his cousin had just bought. The car’s brakes locked on the freeway and it rolled over. Firefighters found Dan with a broken neck, pinned under the vehicle.
Twenty years have passed and Dan’s life is no longer that of a carefree machinist. But he does not complain. He talks about “facing life head on.” His passions are the outdoors, forests, and being kind to people.
The community of Lake Stevens is a better place thanks to Dan.