On Sept. 19, 2022, Richard “Dick” Daniel Easter passed away at the age of 90 in his home surrounded by his beloved wife of 68 years, Mary Anne Easter, and children Charlene, Cheryle, Tamara and Linda. Clark, their deceased son, was there in spirit. Dick is also survived by his brothers Sam and John.
Born to George and Romayne Easter, Dick grew up in Aberdeen, Washington, then served in the U.S. Navy. He graduated from the University of Washington in mechanical engineering and worked for Boeing, where he contributed to the historic Apollo 11 moon landing, the first crewed space mission. He left Boeing to develop Lake Merwin Campers Hideaway, a cherished outdoor recreational spot in SW Washington. The family settled nearby, where he founded the Tie Pond Meadow Tree Farm, the legacy he left for his family. He was a real estate agent with 503 Realty and an active member of the Washington Farm Forestry Association, where he served many terms as president of the Clark County Chapter.
Dick was a visionary revered for his leadership, honesty and devotion to his family and community.
The funeral will be held Sept. 30, at 1 p.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 200 W. Jones St., Yacolt WA 98675. In his memory, plant a tree or donate to PeaceHealth Hospice at: PHSW Foundation, lb#1094, POB 35146, Seattle WA 98124.