David Hess

09/18/1935 — 10/15/2018

From Richland, WA | Born in Astoria, OR

David Hess


 David Owen Hess of Richland WA passed away on Oct 15, 2018 at age 83.  Born in Astoria, OR, Dave was raised on his family’s cattle farm. He loved the farm and went on to obtain a degree in Agriculture at OSU where he met his wife of 60 years Yvette.  After graduating, Dave served in the Army in Greenland and Washington DC. When he returned from the Military, he took his family back to OSU and earned a Master’s Degree.  He was one of a few Certified Health Physicists in the nation. Working in the Nuclear Industry took Dave from his beloved OR to NY, CT, MA and eventually to the Tri Cities, WA. He worked at Hanford until his retirement.

 No one was a stranger to Dave. He would stop and talk to everyone and loved to share stories and knowledge.  He was always there to help whether it was something small or large, whether he knew you or not. He quietly did little acts of kindness like taking in the neighbors trash cans or opening a door on a daily basis. An avid outdoorsman, he enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping and boating. He was an avid reader and always had a book or two with him. He enjoyed listening to music. An adored Grandpa, Dave enjoyed spending time with his Grandchildren Dalton and Kyleah.

 Dave is survived by his wife Yvette, his children Clay and Sharadee, his brothers Dan and Dale, his grandchildren and many nieces & nephews, cousins and other family.   Dave requested there be no public services.  

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  • Dave,

    I truly enjoyed our conversations. You were very easy to work with.

    Your smile will be missed

    Prayers to your family and friends

    Paula Gray
    September 9, 2019
    Kennewick, Washington
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