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Dennis Drain

October 14, 1946 March 11, 2019
Dennis Drain
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Obituary for Dennis Drain

Dennis Richard Drain passed away suddenly on Monday, March 11, 2019. He was 72 years old. He was known for his genuine love for people, his generosity, and his faithfulness to his family and to his Savoir.

Dennis was born to Wallace and Sara Ann Drain on October 14, 1946 in Seattle Washington. Dennis attended Bellevue Christian School for much of his grade school and high school years then graduated from Garfield High School in 1965. After high school he attended Multnomah Bible School and Shoreline Community College before enlisting and serving in the Army for three years.

Dennis married Marsha Gimmaka on March 23, 1968. They lived in El Paso, Texas and Baltimore, Maryland before returning to Washington. After earning his Bachelor degree in Accounting from the University of Washington, he worked at Weyerhaeuser in Coos Bay, Oregon for one year until deciding to pursue a different career. He joined the Asbestos Workers Union and worked as a pipe insulator, often requiring him to travel out of state for months at a time. He and Marsha moved their family to Everson in 1992 and purchased Dunny’s Drive In which they owned and operated for 17 years. He enjoyed drinking coffee with the customers and filling in as a breakfast cook when needed.

Dennis had the incredible ability to see people through the eyes of Christ; seeing the potential and the good in people even when they were at their worst. Caring for those less fortunate than himself came naturally to him, often inviting people over for a meal or offering his home as a place to stay.

Dennis was preceded in death by both parents, his sister Diane Drain-Herzog and his brother-in-law Rich Herzog.

He is survived by his wife Marsha; children Kimberly (Brian) Martin, Darin (Jeannette) Drain, Amanda (Phil) Lohrer, Theresa (Bryan) Barquero, Andrew (Kelsee) Drain, Orianne (Dusty) Timmermans, 14 grandchildren, brothers David and Dale (Tina) Drain, and multiple nieces and nephews. He will be greatly missed by family and friends.

You are invited to join family and friends to remember Dennis on Tuesday, March 26, 2019 at Rome Community Bible Church – 2720 Mt Baker Hwy, Bellingham at 2:00pm. In lieu of gifts or flowers, donations can be made to Lynden Human Life PO Box 95 Lynden WA 98264.

You are invited to share your memories and condolences in the online guest book at Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Gillies Funeral Home and Cremation Services.

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2:00 PM 3/26/2019 2:00:00 PM
Rome Community Bible Church

2720 Mt Baker Hwy
Bellingham, WA 98226

Rome Community Bible Church
2720 Mt Baker Hwy Bellingham 98226 WA
United States

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