Boots Perry

Boots had a passion for motorcycles and enjoyed working with his close friends.

Boots Perry, a former islander, passed away on October 29, 2019, surrounded by his family after a long and valiant fight with Parkinson’s disease.

Ludovic Boutinon Perry was born on September 26, 1941, in Norwell, Massachusetts, to Gardner and Carmen Perry. Boots moved with his family to Reddings Beach in 1973. He was a long-time resident of Ellisport and worked as a real estate agent and as a residential analyst for Washington Mutual.

After retiring, Boots followed his passion for motorcycles and worked with his close friends at Everett Motor Sports.

Boots is survived by his children, Rob (Jane) Perry of Auburn, WA; Joe (Sue) Perry of Lake Oswego, OR; April (Jim) Simonson of Easton, WA; Clay Herstrum of Arlington, WA; grandchildren, Kyle, Pia, Oliver, Ronin, Joe, and Jet; and sister, Trinidad (Robert) Gilmore of Burnt Hills, NY. He is preceded in death by his brothers, Gardner Perry and George Perry; and daughter, Carmen.

A celebration of Boots’ life will be held on Thursday, November 14, 2019, at 11 a.m. at Yahn & Son Funeral Home, 55 W. Valley Hwy. S., Auburn, with a reception following at the funeral home. A committal service will take place at Tahoma National Cemetery at 2 p.m. with full military honors.

Memorial contributions may be made to The Michael J. Fox Foundation, Please visit for more information and to leave a remembrance.

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