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Gary Repp

Mar. 5, 1947 - Aug. 16, 2018

 

September 20, 2018

Gary Lee Repp

Gary Lee Repp

Gary Lee Repp passed away peacefully, surrounded by family and friends on August 16, 2018, after an eight-year battle with sarcoma cancer.

Gary was born on March 5, 1947 in Colfax, Washington, to David and Dorothy Repp, younger brother to David Jr. He proudly grew up in Colfax and graduated from Colfax High School in 1965 where he was a multi-year letterman in football, basketball, and baseball. He attended Washington State University where he participated on the college's rugby team and graduated with a pharmacy degree in 1970. He went on to have a successful 41-year career as a pharmacist, working in various locations, first in Wenatchee, then Moscow, and the majority of his career in Spokane where he retired in 2011.

In 1972, Gary married Tana Gunn and in 1974, his son, Derek, was born. Gary and Tana later divorced after a ten year marriage.

In 1994, Gary married Jennifer "Sue" Kelly. Gary and Sue shared a great love of working together to beautify their home and yard, which became a sanctuary for themselves and the meeting hub of their neighborhood and many friends and family.

Gary had a magnetic personality and was revered by many due to his welcoming, caring, honest and humorous nature. He loved spending time with his family and friends and was very involved in his church, Holy Trinity Lutheran.

Gary is survived by his wife, Sue; son, Derek (Jessica); brother, David (Lyndell); grandson, Kyle; and extended family and many lifelong friends.

Memorial contributions can be made to Hospice of Spokane (Hospice House), Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Summit Cancer Centers or CancerCare Northwest.

 
 

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