In August, 1942, Harry joined the Service, being sent as Pharmacist - first to Alaska for a year, then to Europe for two. During his absence his mother managed the hotel and kept a watchful supervision over his business.
Soon after his return Harry purchased the building from his parents. Later he added a medical unit, consisting of suites for doctors and dentists; remodeled the interior of the main floor into an attractive apartment for himself; and opened his coffee shop.
Not only was Harry Loomis a progressive businessman, but he also took a prominent part in several Veterans organization, in the Elks Lodge, Commercial Club, and Rotary. Following the death of Mrs. Grace McNutt in 1950, he also served as President of the Humptulips Pioneer Association.
Following her graduation from Hoquiam High School and Grays Harbor College, Elva Loomis attended Bellingham Teachers' College. For a short time she managed the newly-furnished Loomis Hotel in Hoquiam. When she married Jack Shank her mother took over the management of the hotel. Mr. Shank later went to South America on a long-term contract for Ford. Elva joined him and lived for about a year on a rubber plantation in Brazil. Then she returned to their home on Hood Canal.
Later, Elva married Henry Horn, a road engineer, of Tacoma. They also built a home on Hood Canal, at Quilicene.
Their children are:
Bryon - born July 1, 1941
Harry J. - born Sept, 1943
and Henryetta - born July, 1945.
The Horns are now stationed in Alaska. - (1957)