July 2, 2020
Danial Ray "Dan" Brannan, 70, of Pullman, Wash., passed away June 21, 2020, at Sacred Heart Medical Center in Spokane, Wash. Dan was born July 18, 1949, in Colfax, Wash., to Dale Brannan & Shirley Stilson Brannan Workman.
He grew up on a farm and attended Pullman schools. He played football for PHS. Dan knew all of the cops in town and they knew him as the guy in the lime green '67 Chevelle SS 396. Following graduation from Pullman High School, class of 1967, Dan went to work in the heavy equipment/trucking industry. He worked across the area for a number of years.
In 1980, Dan decided it was time to become independent and started Dan Brannan Trucking. Dan married Lorraine Laughton Reams in Coeur D'Alene, Idaho, on February 14, 1982, and together they made Pullman their home. He retired in 2012. When asked what his hobbies were, Dan would always say his trucks. However, he did find time to enjoy boating, RV'ing and still "going fast". Dan and Lorraine loved traveling in their motorhome during the summers. Dan especially enjoyed the motorhome adventures with the grandsons. Dan was a fun loving genuine man who stuck to his convictions & refused to compromise his beliefs. Dan was a true conversationalist. He loved hanging out with family and friends and sharing laughter and stories. His caring interior was masked by his rough and tough exterior.
He is survived by his wife Lorraine, at the family home in Pullman; his daughter Pamela Rogers of Spokane; three grandsons, Brady, Bryce & Broc of Pullman; stepfather Frank Workman of Spokane; his mother in-law Louise Laughton of Steptoe; sisters, JoAnne (Chuck) Bryan of Pullman and Jeanne (Don) Tulloch of Yakima; his "just-like-a-brother" life-long friend, Toby (Jean) Hinderer of Pullman; step-sisters, Debbi (Ray) Jahaaski of Colorado, Michele (Terry) Finseth of California, Vickie (Doug) Johnston of Spokane and Lori (Mark) Hendricks of Bothell; step-brother Steve (Jennifer) Workman of Renton; and numerous nieces and nephews.
A memorial gathering to celebrate Dan's life will be planned for a later date. Kimball Funeral Home of Pullman, Wash., has been entrusted with arrangements. The family suggests memorial donations to a favorite charity. Online condolences may be sent to http://www.kimballfh.com