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Alan F. Wride


April 29, 2021

Alan F. Wride

Alan F. Wride

Alan F. Wride, 88, a resident of Garfield, Wash., passed away on Saturday, Oct. 31, 2020, at LaDow Court Assisted Living in Garfield, Wash.

Alan was born on Dec. 5, 1931, at Farmington, Wash., to Robert J. and Edna (Trimble) Wride. Alan attended the Garfield Schools and graduated from Garfield High School in 1949. Alan joined the United States Army and served in Korea. He was discharged as a Sergeant on Dec. 24, 1953.

He married Donna Opstrup on June 3, 1955, at Garfield and the couple farmed between Garfield and Farmington. The family moved into Garfield from the family farm in 1974. After retiring from farming in 1986 Alan started working for the Garfield Union Warehouse and retired in 2002 after the company sold to Co-Ag.

Alan was a member of the Garfield American Legion Post # 24, Oakesdale Lodge #55 F & AM, and a 70-year member of the Ladow Grange. Alan enjoyed fishing, traveling and woodworking.

Survivors include his wife Donna Wride at the Garfield home; two sons, Robert Wride (Kathy) Moscow, Idaho, Larry Wride (Rhonda) Colfax, Wash., one daughter, Sharon Hengy (Paul) Spokane, Wash. Alan is also survived by 12 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

Alan was preceded in death by a daughter, Teresa Wallace; three brothers, Donald H., Robert J., William J. Wride, and one sister, Katherine Peterson.

Memorials may be given to the Shriners Hospital for Children, P.O. Box 2472, Spokane, WA 99210-2472, or to the Garfield – Farmington EMS.

A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, May 1, 2021, at the Garfield Legion Hall from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., with the United States Army Honor guard participating.

Kramer Funeral Home of Palouse, Wash., is caring for the family. Online condolences may be left at http://www.kramercares.com


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