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Donald Pool

Dec. 2, 1947 - Feb. 28, 2019


March 21, 2019

Donald W. Pool

Donald W. Pool

Donald W. Pool was born on December 2, 1947, in Spokane, Wash., to Richard and Merle Pool. He grew up on a wheat farm and went to school in Lamont, Wash.

After graduating from Lamont High School in 1966, he went to work for the Department of Transportation, starting out in Ephrata, Wash., and ending up in Wenatchee, Wash. He was an Engineering Tech for many years and then transferred over to Electrical Maintenance. He retired from the DOT in 1996, after 30 years, and went on to get his Journeyman Electrical License. He worked for McCandlish Electric, Desert Electric, Beckstead Electric, J & C Electric, Iblings Electric, Airtight Seals and was with J & C Electric again, most recently.

Don made friends easily and was always there for anyone who needed help. The word "No" was not in his vocabulary. He could never stop talking about his two boys, Spud and Tator, who preceded him in death, but he had a houseguest periodically - Banjo - who helped fill the void. He also enjoyed his Harleys, but most of all, he enjoyed being on his farm in Lamont. Thanks to the Charles Brown family, he was able to see his land produce again and was able to participate in two harvests. He was a true farm boy!

Don was preceded in death by his grandparents; parents; brother, Dennis; and brother-in-law, Tom Brown. He is survived by his wife, Barb; son, Travis; brother-in-law, John Roberts (Daryl); niece, Kara; sister-in-laws, Mary Jane Brown, Virginia McLeod (Paul); nephew, Devin (Chelsea); great-nieces, Piper, Camden; and sister-in law, Clarice Pool; nephew, John Pool (Dawsha); niece, Elizabeth Grider (Aaron); his cousins; and a special family friend, Nicole Castle and her family.

At his request there will be no services. Interment will be at a later date in Sprague, Wash. Arrangements assisted by Jones & Jones-Betts Funeral Home, Wenatchee, WA.


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