Donald Wesley Gano | Obituaries

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Donald Wesley Gano passed absent peacefully, with his family members at his facet, at Memorial Hospital in Yakima WA on June 30, 2021. He was born in Yakima to Jay and Katherine (Gillette) Gano on January 19, 1934.

Don satisfied his soul mate, Josephine Mattson, when they ended up 13. They both of those attended Yakima Superior Faculty, and he graduated in 1952. They were married at Central Lutheran Church in 1954 and remained so, fortunately, right until Josephine’s death in 2000. Don went to Central Washington College or university of Education, now Central Washington College and acquired his BA in Education and learning in 1956. Even though there, he joined ROTC and subsequently claimed for energetic obligation in the USAF February 21, 1957. Don and his loved ones spent the subsequent 20 1/2 yrs touring the United States and the Environment, residing in Holland for 5 several years and the Philippines for 2. He put in a yr of remote duty in Thailand, the place he was stationed with members of the Australian Air Pressure and spoke animatedly of his 1st knowledge overseas as a younger officer. Father was a weapons units officer (back seat), in the F101 and F4 plane. He retired a Significant on August 31, 1977.

Don moved back again to Yakima and found a residence in close proximity to his parent’s dwelling and started his 2nd vocation as a refrigeration technician at Shields Bag and Printing following attending college at Perry Technical Institute. He labored for yet another 10 several years when he and Josephine made their new house and finished boosting their children. Don was an avid gardener and primarily beloved developing tomatoes. He crafted a greenhouse on the back of his household so he could nurse his individual seedlings. He planted fruit trees and raspberries in his backyard and grew all types of vegetables, harvesting black eyed peas for New Year’s Day supper just about every yr. His greenhouse was also a photo voltaic collector that he related to his HVAC program to lower power intake and cost. Don loved fishing and tenting and put in several summers in Canada with his son and other family members members.

Don is preceded in dying by his mothers and fathers and wife. He is survived by his brothers, Jan, Dean, and Kenneth his young children Pamela (Ronald Jr.) Larin, Lisa (Kristan) Engvall, Darren (Michelle) Gano, and Marci (David) Mitts his grandchildren Brenna (Clifford) Winn, Ronald (Sabrina) Larin III, and Nathan (Amanda) Gano his excellent-grandchildren Ronald IV, Charlotte, and Lucy and his companion of 14 several years, Eunice Koeppe.

Visitation will be held at Keith & Keith Funeral Property on Tuesday, July 6, 2021 from 4:00 till 8:00 p.m. Graveside solutions will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, July 7, 2021 at Tahoma Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the VFW. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy could be share at

Ellen C. McGowan

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