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Donald Lee Strain
08/03/1929 — 09/17/2004
From Richland, WA, US | Born in Alton, Missouri
Donald Lee Strain
EINANS FUNERAL HOME . Donald L. Strain, 75, of Richland passed away at his home on September 17, 2004. He was born on August 3, 1929 in Alton, Missouri. Don was Senior Laboratory Technician and worked for General Electric, Battelle and Westinghouse. He lived in the Tri-Cities for 57 years and was a member of the Christ The King Catholic Church, the American Welding Society and the Chemical Workers Union.
Don attended schools in Springfield, MO before coming to Hanford in 1947 as a young man at the age of 18. He first worked in Central Stores, and then moved to the Purex Labs in the 200 Area. As a Senior Laboratory Technician for Battelle and then Westinghouse, he spent most of his career in fuels development at Hanford's 308 Building. It was cutting edge work that Don truly loved. In 1985, he suffered a major stroke that he survived for 20 years, largely due to the wonderful care of his devoted wife. Three months ago, Don was diagnosed with cancer.
Don was an avid fisherman and outdoorsman who enjoyed taking his family and friends on vacations to the Washington and Oregon Coasts, Spirit Lake, ID, and several Washington lakes
Don is survived by his Loving Wife of 54 years Doris, Daughters Carol Doug Peters of Brier, W A and Janice of Richland, W A, Brother Bill Sue Ozark, MO, Sister-in-Law Sonya Strain of Springfield, MO and numerous nieces and nephews in Washington, Missouri, California and New York. Mr. Strain was preceded in death by: His Parents Posey and Eunice Strain, Brothers Leon, Dale and Howard, Sister-in-Law Mary Strain and nephew Jeff Strain all from Springfield, MO.
Visitation will be held at Einan's Funeral Home, Richland, on Sunday, September 19,2004 from 1:00 to 5:00 pm.
A Memorial Mass will be held at 11:00am, Monday, September 20, 2004 at Christ the King Catholic Church, Richland. Inurnment will be held on Tuesday, September 21, 2004 at 10:00am at Sunset Memorial Gardens in Richland. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorials in Don's name be given to the Hospice Programs of the Tri-Cities Chaplaincy Hospice, 2108 W Entiat, Kennewick, W A 99336.
The family wishes to thank the Tri-Cities Chaplaincy Staff especially Winnie Zeamer and Jessica Burris for their loving support.
It has sure been a pleasure knowing you and Don all of these years. Was saddend to hear of his passing. Sure will miss cutting his hair. We do ladies hair to
I was real sad to hear about Don. Know its time for you to live your life.
Steven the Barber
We would like to extend our deepest sympathies to Doris and the girls. I know times have been very trying the past few years and find comfort in knowing Don has had such a loving & devoted family by his side. We very much enjoyed getting to see you this summer and hope you all can come visit us someday. Love Brian
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