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Daniel Lee Chase
04/16/1951 — 05/26/2004
From Richland, WA, US | Born in Ainsworth, Nebraska
Daniel Lee Chase
In loving memory of Daniel Lee Chase April 16, 1951 to May 26, 2004
Daniel Lee Chase was born on April 16th, 1951 in Ainsworth Nebraska. There, Dan attended school in a one room schoolhouse for a number of years. He graduated with honors from Coulee Dam High School in 1969 and then went on to attend Washington State University where he graduated with a degree in Civil Engineering in 1973.
Shortly after graduation, Dan moved to Richland where he has lived for the past 30 years. Throughout Dan's career he worked as an Engineer for a number of companies on the Hanford Site. Some of these include: JA Jones, ARCO, Westinghouse, and Fluor Hanford.
The most fulfilling activity in Dan's life was coaching and playing baseball. His love of the game facilitated many deep relationships with friends, family, and people in his community.
In 1973 Dan married Barbara Harris Chase. From this marriage Dan had three children Jared Michael ChaseSeattle, Sarah Marie Chase Seattle, and Kevin Christopher Chase Richland.
In 1999 Dan married Gail Drake Chase. From thismarriage he embraced two additional children G-AnnDilbeck Richland and Derek Clinton Drake Richland.
Dan's surviving family include his wife, Gail; hissons Jared, Kevin, and Derek; his daughters Sarah and G-Ann; his parents, John and Twila Chase; his sister,Cheryl Doyle Doug Doyle; his grandmother, VelmaBall; and many aunts, uncles, and cousins.
Preceding Dan in death was his brother Larry Chase.
The Memorial Service for Dan will be held at Einan's Funeral Home in Richland on Sunday May 30th, 2004 at 1PM.
Donations can be sent to the American Cancer Society.
Dan was an enjoyable man to work for. I worked for Dan in the mid 80’s and enjoyed his relaxed yet perservering style. I learned from Dan how to be tanacious in a work environment that was steeped with much frustration due to the regulations we faced. Dan helped form my professional development and for that I am grateful.
I will miss Dan, he was a man of character.
God Bless Dan.
Dan was one of those rare individuals who is tacitly thought of as “a great guy”. I worked with Dan about 15 years ago at Hanford but would occasionally run into him around the site or downtown and catch up on work gossip or the Mariners. My sincere condolences go out to his wife, family, and friends – Dan will truly be missed.
My prayers and thoughts are with you during this difficult time. I met Dan riding the Van Pool to Hanford, so had not known him a long time. But you could tell on meeting him he was a special kind of guy. He will be missed by a lot of people.
Having known Dan as a friend for more than 20 years, we will miss him. Most recently, we worked together at Hanford. Our kids grew up together, especially his Jared and our Kristin. As we’re out of town this weekend, we won’t be able to be there for Dan’s service on Sunday. We pray for comfort and strength for Dan’s family as they grieve his passing. God bless you all! We share in your sadness. With love from Gary, Carol, Kristin Spokane, Erin West Richland, and Lisa Bush.
It was a pleasure to work alongside Dan these past several years. His friendly demeanor and optimistic outlook were a fine example for everyone.
I was very sorry to hear of Dan’s passing. Dan was a great guy. I enjoyed working the EP drills with him. I will miss him.
Kevin and Family, we were sadden to hear of your loss. Know that your Dad is no longer in pain and is in better place. Our prayers and thoughts are with you all.
Perry, Tina, Stacy & Nicole