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Dee Earl Riendeau
12/19/1941 — 01/31/2005
From Richland, WA, US | Born in Yakima, WA
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Dee Earl Riendeau
Dee Earl Riendeau, age 63 of West Richland, died peacefully in his sleep January 31st, 2005. He was born December 19, 1941 in Yakima, Washington to Joseph Earl and Annie Elvira Riendeau. Dee had a lifelong love of scouting and the outdoors, working for the Forest Service as a youth, on the ski patrol at White Pass, and serving in various leadership roles in the Boy Scouts. Always active in the LDS church, Dee served a two-year mission in France at the age of 19 where he met, then later married Claudine R. Petetin on June 20, 1965. Working at the Yakima Herald and as an E.M.T in his younger years, he also worked at Hanford for many years and finally at Boeing as Project Manager, before his retirement in 2003. He is survived by his wife, Claudine; his sister, Carol Kershaw; his children, Marc, Rebecca, Eric, Amy, and spouses; and Dees 14 grandchildren plus his large extended family. Dee was recognized by friends and family for his courage and determination during his late physical ailments. He will be sorely missed. Memorial services will be held for Dee on Feb. 4, 2005 at 2:00 P.M in the LDS chapel on 4500 Paradise, West Richland, WA.
Dee was a great friend and home teacher to us for many years. Even when he was suffering greatly from ill health, Dee found a way to visit us. He will be greatly missed by Pam and me. Dee was always smiling and had a good sense of humor – no matter how much he was suffering health wise at the time. Dee was also a teacher for his Church High Priest group for many years – we gained much from his leadership and the lessons he taught us. Not to mention the treats he always handed out at the beginning of the class. Dee tried to feed both the spirit and the body when it was his turn to lead the discussions. Again, we will greatly miss him. Our love and condolences to Claudine and the family.
Love, Val and Pam Hamson
You are in my thoughts and prayers. You always spoke so lovingly of your husband. May you find peace and comfort knowing he is without pain and in the presence of God.