On May 27, 2019, our loving husband, dad and grandpa, Dick Dollemore, passed into the arms of Jesus.
Dick was born July 22, 1929, to George and Agnes Dollemore. He was the second of four boys. The family moved from Great Falls, Mont., to Clarkston. Settling into “the acreage” on 15th Street, the four boys roamed the many fields of Clarkston, creating memories only brothers can share.
He attended Holy Family Catholic School. Being a “lefty” he felt the whack of rulers on his knuckles. That exercise proved pointless but painful. Dick remained a creative and talented “lefty” all his life. Dick graduated from Clarkston High School in 1948. He earned letters and accolades for his outstanding sportsmanship.
Drafted into the Army during the Korean Conflict, he served at the Hanford nuclear base in Richland. He also spent 10 years in the Idaho National Guard.
On Feb. 24, 1952, Dick and Sally Barbour were married in Lewiston. Together, they raised their family in Clarkston. Many memories were made on family vacations, water skiing on the Snake River, the swimming pool and the cabin he built on the river. He and Sally spent great times with a very close-knit group of lifelong friends in the valley. Playing cards, boating, lighting the star on the Clarkston Hill, being a volunteer firefighter, travels to Europe and Hawaii and family gatherings were a few of the many great times he had in Clarkston.
In 1965, Dick and Sally began their partnership with Cash’s Plumbing. They helped build a great business. We never left on a vacation without a “short stop” to check on an ongoing job.
Retirement found them in Kennewick, where Dick helped build the West Highland Methodist Church. This started a new chapter of volunteering in his life. He and Sally became members of Servants On Wheels, Ever Ready (SOWERS). They traveled the United States in their motorhome, building and repairing church camps. After seven years on the road, they settled into the life of snowbirds, spending time in Yuma, Ariz., and creating a new home in Puyallup, Wash. Dick continued to enjoy his many friends, playing cards and volunteering.
Our dad loved the Lord, Sally, his children and grandchildren and greats. He was a kind and gentle man.
He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Sally; and two children, son Tom, his wife, Carole, and their family, Jesse, Rick, Ivy, Rian (Jason), Alexander and Maxwell; and daughter Nancy (Dan), and her family, Kevin (Nicole), Oliver and Quinn; brothers Bob and Ted (Karen); and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his brother, Bill; and daughter Susan. We lost our beloved Susan in January 2017. It is fitting he passed on her birthday. We are certain there was a lot of celebrating when they met.
Dad’s memorial is 1 p.m. June 15 at the Sumner Methodist Church, 901 Wood Ave., Sumner, WA 98390.
Memorials can be sent to the church in his name.