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Daniel John Henry

Born: Wed., Apr. 5, 1933
Died: Tue., May 28, 2019


Memorial Mass

Mon., Jul. 08, 2019
Location: St. Patrick's Catholic Church


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Missoula - Daniel John Henry 86, lifelong resident of Colfax WA. passed away from Kidney cancer, Tuesday, May 28, at the home of his son in Missoula MT. John was born on April 5th, 1933 in Endicott WA. The first of 4 children to Byron (Bo) and Mary Henry. After graduating from Colfax High School, John entered college in Pullman at Washington State university. After a couple of years in college, he enlisted in the Navy and enjoyed his service on an aircraft carrier. The ship crossed the Atlantic Ocean and visited many locations along the Mediterranean Coast. He made a friend on board who introduced him to his sister over a Thanksgiving dinner in Pennsylvania and shortly after that John married Agnes Reed. They moved to Pullman after he was honorably discharged and John completed his degree in Agriculture at the University. They moved and farmed for a while outside of Endicott and the family spent a brief time in the Tri-cities before returning to Colfax. John worked at Colfax Security for many years before taking over the company where he stayed for over 50 years. He quickly became involved, and a local fixture, in many local civic organizations. He would help paint the pool, clean up litter along the highway, or flip pancakes any time he was asked. He also washed down the sidewalks, in front of his office probably, more times than any body else in town. He was an athlete. Riding bicycles, and running/walking marathons kept him in good shape for the past 40 years. He completed and finished all, but a couple of the 42, 7.4 mile Spokane Bloomsdays Runs, completing his last one last year. John and Agnes had two boys. As they were growing up, John taught them how to water ski, snow ski, and ride motorcycles. He became a Boy Scout Scoutmaster. Both boys earned the rank of Eagle Scout, and John was picked to attend a Boy Scout World Jamboree in Tokyo Japan. He enjoyed driving cars, washing cars, taking pictures and reading books. He did all three with a passion. He also loved and cherished his dog, Hayden. John and Agnes were married 53 years. After the death of his wife, he had to learn to cook. He was not very successful at that. (ask about the 3 egg fire!). However, the lunches and dinners that the various organizations had, that he volunteered for, helped him get by. There is not enough paper to properly tell the story of D. John Henry. He is survived by two sons and their families; Scott and Jenny and two children; Joel and Samantha Henry of Tettenhall England; Todd and Irena and two children; Sasha and Martin Henry of Missoula One sister; Nancy and Mark Brandon of Vancouver; Two brothers; Bill and Nancy Henry of Spokane and Byron and Sue Henry of Vancouver and numerous nieces and nephews, To everyone who knew John, you are invited to a memorial mass and a celebration of life service for John at the St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Colfax on Monday, July,8, at 11:00am.

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Michael James Upshaw
   Posted Tue June 11, 2019
I always enjoyed bike riding with John around Hayden Lake. RIP John.

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