Dec 11, 2020Gale Easterday of Easterday Farms dies in car crash
Gale Easterday, a prominent potato and onion grower in the Columbia Basin, died from injuries sustained in a car crash on Dec. 10. He was 79.
According to a report by radio station 610 KONA, Easterday was the driver of a pickup that struck a semi truck on I-182 in Pasco. No other injuries were reported.
Easterday spearheaded the growth of the family farm, Easterday Farms, started by his father, Erwin, from a few hundred acres to more than 20,000 of potatoes and onions, as well as a large cattle operation. The company also has a packing facility in Florida.
Gale Easterday gave way to his sons, Cody and Cully, in recent years, although Gale still held the title of senior farm manager.
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of family patriarch Gale Easterday, who died in a tragic accident…