April 29, 1947 - March 14, 2008-
DeWayne Kendall, 60, passed away with his family by his side on March 14, 2008. A non-smoker, he valiantly battled lung cancer for two years. He was born April 29, 1947 in Spokane, WA.
DeWayne grew up and worked on the family wheat ranch Hartline, WA.
After graduating from CWU in 1969 he married Jackie. They moved to Battle Ground, WA that year and taught there until retiring in 2004. He was the first Boys Varsity Basketball coach at Prairie High School.
DeWayne was an avid hunter and fisherman. He began his love of hunting as a small child under the tutelage of "big brother" Bernard. "DeWayne was a good man who loved the outdoors, traveling, sports, reading and gardening, but above all, he loved his family and was extremely proud of his children."
He is survived by his wife, Jackie; son, Joseph; and daughter, Jessica. He also leaves brother, Bernard (wife Mickey); brother-in-law, Ed (Mary) Dooley; many nieces and nephews, their children; as well as many wonderful friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Joe and Frances Kendall; as well as sisters, Barbara Jean and Marchelle.
A celebration of DeWayne's life will take place Saturday, April 5, 2008 at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Ridgefield, WA at 1:00 p.m.
A Central Washington University memorial scholarship for a Prairie High School student has been established in his honor.
Donations can be made to: The DeWayne Kendall Memorial Scholarship-CW Foundation, 400 E. University Way, Ellensburg, WA 98926-7508.
Published in The Columbian on Mar. 30, 2008.