Donald Coonrod

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Obituary

REV. DON COONROD
May 21, 1929 ~ April 9, 2011

Rev. Don Coonrod of Vancouver, WA, peacefully passed away to be with his Lord in heaven on April 9, 2011, in his home with his loving wife and three daughters by his side. He was raised in Camas and Vancouver, WA, where he lived all his life.
It was in Washougal, WA, 1946 that he met and married Donna McCormick. They were married for 65 years and raised 5 children.
An ordained minister in the Church of the Nazarene, Don built two churches in the Vancouver area. He was appointed to his first church in 1952 and within 5 years, built Central Church of the Nazarene on Mill Plain Blvd. where he ministered for 25 years.
He evangelized for many years with his singing Evangelist mother, Goldie Coonrod. In 1981, with the help of many, Don built Prairie Community Church. 19 years later he retired. A few years later Prairie merged with Living Hope Church and the building was re-named to Living Hope Church and is thriving under the ministry of John Bishop.
He was a loving father and his family fondly remembers many camping, fishing and hunting trips, from Yellow Stone to the back yard.
He loved sports, basketball, football and hobbies including coin collecting, antique cars, and most of all laughing and spending time with many lifelong friends.
Survivors include his wife, Donna; three daughters, Cheryl, Lynn and Kim; his brother, Jack Coonrod and his wife, Dawn. Luann Coonrod; four grandchildren, Joel and Ben Coonrod and Kamarn and Khorum Siddiqui; two great-grandchildren, Mettea and Adalynn Coonrod; along with numerous cousin, nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his mother and father, Jack and Goldie Coonrod; and two sons, Rev. Mike Coonrod and Bob Coonrod.
A memorial service will be held Sat., April 16th, 1:00, at Living Hope Church, 10702 NE 117th Ave., Vancouver, WA 98662.
Please sign Don's guest book at: www.columbian.com/obits.
Published in The Columbian on Apr. 12, 2011
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