Dennis Graham, a faithful brother, uncle, friend and teacher, passed away in Longview on Oct. 25, 2019. He is remembered for his positive outlook, giving spirit and helpful attitude. Born in 1942 in North Bend, Oregon, and raised in Aberdeen, Washington, he graduated from Weatherwax High School in 1961. After attending Grays Harbor Community College, Denny earned his bachelor of education degree from Western Washington University. As an elementary school teacher for Kelso School District, he worked at Butler Acres from 1965 to 1998. During his summers, he spent time caring for his mom, painting houses and troll fishing off the Washington and Oregon coasts with his brother. A favorite pastime was finding any local river to fish with good friends.
He was preceded in death by his father, Richard, mother, Dorothy, and his brother, Gary and survived by his sister, Trudy Olson (Bill), nephew Jeff Snyder (Teresa), nieces Janet Graham (Mark McGrath), Diane Buster (Matt), Karen Dennis (Brad), and Lauri Stoll (Will); and nine grand-nephews and grand-nieces.
A memorial service will be held on Nov. 16 at 1 p.m. at Calvary Community Church in Longview, Washington.