Darrel Duane Deeg
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June 10, 1937 ˜ March 21, 2020
May 26, 1938 ˜ March 30, 2020

˜ In Loving Memory˜

Darrel Duane Deeg, 82, passed away March 21, 2020. He was born June 10, 1937, in Leavenworth, WA to Manual and Christina “Dena” Deeg. Following graduation from Peshastin High School in 1955, Darrel enrolled at Central Washington University.
Diana May (Stevenson) Deeg, 81, passed away March 30, 2020, just 9 days after her loving husband, Darrel, of 61 years. She was born May 26, 1938, in Norfolk, VA, to Wilbur (Steve) and Dorothy (Fisher) Stevenson. Her mother later moved back to Bellingham, WA to be near family while her father served in the U.S. Navy. Diana graduated from Bellingham High School in 1956 and attended Western Washington University for one year before transferring to Central Washington University in Ellensburg.
While at Central, Darrel and Diana met and were married on November 29, 1958. They were blessed with two children, Darren Alan and Deborah Anne.
After receiving his Bachelor of Arts degree in 1959, Darrel and Diana moved to Vancouver, WA where he began teaching woodworking with Portland Public Schools. Darrel taught 7 years in Portland and 2 years at Evergreen School District before joining the Vancouver School District, retiring in 1991, completing 30 years in education. He also taught woodworking classes through the Clark College evening program. Darrel received his Masters degree from the University of Oregon in Eugene, OR. He also was a building contractor, having built several homes and apartments in Clark County and Thurston County.
Diana worked in several secretarial positions throughout her career including Alcoa, Crown Zellerbach and Simpson Timber Company. In 1998, she retired after working 20 years as Executive Secretary with Educational Service District 112, serving 3 superintendents.
Darrel and Diana loved to travel; taking numerous trips throughout the United States and Canada as well as two trips to Europe, Ireland, Scotland and Wales.
His hobbies included woodworking, golf, gardening, reading, and daily visits to The Donut Nook for coffee “with the guys”. There were no strangers to him; he had a gift of being able to talk with anyone.
She was an avid reader and enjoyed playing Mahjong, Solitaire and completing jigsaw puzzles on the computer. She and Darrel enjoyed occasional trips to the casinos.
Darrel and Diana are survived by their loving daughter, Deborah of Vancouver; nieces, Sandra Mount of Alderwood Manor and Julie Hairston of Olympia; nephew, Brian Burke of Olympia; and Diana’s aunt and several cousins.
They were preceded in death by their son, Darren Alan in 1989; their parents; and his sister, DeLoris Burke of Olympia.
A memorial service will be held once meeting restrictions are lifted. Donations may be made to the American Heart Association, American Diabetes Association or to the Clark County Humane Society.
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Published in The Columbian on Apr. 12, 2020.
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April 29, 2020
I'm So....very sorry, I shall miss them both.I did Diana's hair for several years.May they rest in peace
Sherri Hemminger
April 29, 2020
Darrell was my High School Wood Shop teacher. He was an excellent teacher, but far more important he was a person who exemplified what I aspired to be. He was a caring, encouraging, honest and truly inspiring person all of his life. Over the years I had the privilege of seeing him at Costco and other places which was the highlight of that day. He invited me to come to see his personal shop at his house which was one of the most cherished times of my relationship with him. He always shared things at a very meaningful and personal way, which had a huge impact onmy personal life. I never met his wife, but it was clear he cared about her very much. He always encouraged me to travel with my wife while I could because we never knew when that would be taken away from us which it was for he and his wife. I took that advice and am truly blessed because I did. I will truly miss him! Thank you Darrel Deeg for being my friend! To his remaining family, I hope you realized and appreciated how blessed you were! May God continue to bless you!
Philip Thompson
April 12, 2020
Harold and Betty Johnson, Please accept our sympathy for your loss.
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