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DONALD "DON" DEAN DICKINSON
August 4, 1935 ~ January 7, 2013
"He was kind, generous, and always willing
to give a helping hand to anyone in need."
Donald "Don" Dean Dickinson, 77, passed away on Jan. 7, 2013, in Vancouver, WA, where he was born on Aug. 4, 1935 to Frank and Clara Dickinson.
At age 16, Don joined the U.S. Coast Guard. After that, he had several other careers, but water was his passion. As a result, Don retired from Tide Water Barge Lines as a maintenance worker.
He enjoyed wood working, hiking, boating, going to the casinos and most of all, spending time with family.
Don is survived by his wife, Mary; children, Steve (Diane) Dickinson, Dan (Ginger) Dickinson, Andy Dickinson, Kathleen Keller (Charley) and Ken Blankenship (Kim); 10 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and sister, Helen Coleman.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and sister, Betty Campbell.
A celebration of Don's life will be held on Feb. 2nd at 12:30 p.m. at Evergreen Memorial Gardens, 1101 NE 112th Ave., Vancouver, WA.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Kaiser Hospice, 2701 NW Vaughn St., Ste. 140, Portland, OR 97210.
Please sign his guest book at: www.columbian.com/obits.
Published in The Columbian on Jan. 31, 2013