Dennis (Denny) Marvin Shear, 76, of Electric City, Washington, died Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2012, at Providence Sacred Heart Hospital in Spokane, of complications after surgery. Denny was born in Minomen, Minnesota, on May 13, 1936, to Donald and Bessie Shear. He moved to Mabton, Wash., where he worked in the hop fields and met Donna Fay Rousseau. They were married after he came home from serving his country in the United States Navy. Denny and Donna moved to the Kent valley in 1959 to work and raise a family.
Denny worked as a truck driver until 1995 when he retired and moved to Electric City to enjoy fishing, hunting and spending time with his family. Denny had many friends, and his favorite place to fish was at Geezer Beach on Lake Roosevelt. Denny was employed part time at H&H Grocery for several years.
Denny Shear will be greatly missed by his family and friends.
He is survived by his wife Donna Fay Shear; three sons: Tom, Dean and Ron; one daughter, Becky; 15 grandchildren;10 great-grandchildren and one brother Vernon Shear.
He is preceded in death by his parents Don and Bessie Shear, his son Dennis Marvin Shear Jr., and siblings Donald and Pat.
Services will be held at St Henry’s Catholic Church in Grand Coulee on Saturday, Aug. 18, 2012, at noon.
A celebration of life is to be held following the service at 21072 Laveview Ave. NE, Electric City.