Bernard Lee Hargrave, Sr

06/20/1927 — 02/16/2013

From Richland, WA, US | Born in Idaho Falls, ID

Bernard Lee Hargrave, Sr

Bernard Lee Hargrave, Sr., 85, passed away on February 16, 2013.

Born June 20, 1927 in Idaho Falls, ID, he moved his family to Richland, WA in 1961.

Mr. Hargrave proudly served in in the United States Navy during WWII Pacific Theater Operations, was a retired pipefitter, and longtime member of Plumbers & Steamfitters Local Union 598 and Christ the King Catholic Church. He was an artist and historian who enjoyed the outdoors, especially sitting on his bench overlooking the beautiful Columbia River.

Bernard is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Flora June, and four devoted children: Bernard, Jr. Kathy of Southworth, WA; Timothy Amy of Lacey, WA; Cecilia Mills Michael of Columbus, OH; and Joseph of Portland, OR.

He is also survived by six grandchildren: Christina Smith Erik, Jessica Fred, Katherine and Elizabeth Hargrave, Sean and Leah Mills; two great-grandsons, Ethan and Logan; brother, Kenna, and sister, Beth; many nieces and nephews; lifelong friends, Chuck Allen and Shirley Carlson.

A rosary service will be held at 7:00 pm on Thursday, February 28, 2013 at Christ the King Catholic Church in Richland, WA. Mass of Christian Burial 11:00 am on Friday, March 1, 2013 at Christ the King followed by a committal service at 2:00 pm at Sunset Memorial Gardens in Richland with full military honors.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Tri-City Union Gospel Mission in Pasco WA, Catholic Charities or the American Cancer Society.

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  • To the Hargrave family: We will sorely miss our across the street neighbor, Bernie. Always kind and helpful. May he rest in peace in the arms of the Lord. Through God’s grace, may you all find comfort.

    Barry, Joni and Jennifer Aalgaard
    November 4, 2014
    Richland, WA, US
  • Tim & Cec,

    Norm and I are wishing you both sympathy in this difficult time. Losing a parent is so very hard. Whenever we get together with our classmates reunions, we always talk about you two and wish we could see you; however, we never wished for you to return to Richland with heavy hearts. Please know that many members of the class of HHS Falcons ’78 are keeping you in their thoughts and prayers.

    Debbie Montgomery Bell
    November 4, 2014
    Richland, WA
  • I was sadden to hear the news of the passing of Mr. Hargrave. I have such fond memories of growing up in Richland Village and knowing the Hargraves…Tim and I had many fun and exciting adventures on Everest Street and Hood Street! The Village will never be the same. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

    Mike Sheen
    November 4, 2014
    Portland, OR, USA
  • To the Hargrave family: We will sorely miss our across the street neighbor, Bernie. Always kind and helpful. May he rest in peace in the arms of the Lord. Through God’s grace, may you all find comfort.

    Barry, Joni and Jennifer Aalgaard
    November 4, 2014
    Richland, WA, US
  • Tim & Cec,

    Norm and I are wishing you both sympathy in this difficult time. Losing a parent is so very hard. Whenever we get together with our classmates reunions, we always talk about you two and wish we could see you; however, we never wished for you to return to Richland with heavy hearts. Please know that many members of the class of HHS Falcons ’78 are keeping you in their thoughts and prayers.

    Debbie Montgomery Bell
    November 4, 2014
    Richland, WA
  • I was sadden to hear the news of the passing of Mr. Hargrave. I have such fond memories of growing up in Richland Village and knowing the Hargraves…Tim and I had many fun and exciting adventures on Everest Street and Hood Street! The Village will never be the same. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

    Mike Sheen
    November 4, 2014
    Portland, OR, USA