RICHARD CRAIG "DICK" PLOWS ~ Class of 1963
March 10, 1945 - May 13, 2010
Dick passed away peacefully on May 13, 2010 at the age of 65, after a yearlong battle with cancer.
He was born on March 10, 1945 in Des Moines, Iowa. His family moved to Richland in 1950, where Dick graduated from Columbia High School in 1963.
Dick worked for JC Penney for 28 years and "retired" in 1997. He truly embraced "retirement" life with Marcia by living on a boat in the San Juan Islands, owning and operating a small boat accessory business, and eventually following his love of the water to being an outstation manager for the Seattle Yacht Club on Henry Island in the San Juan Islands.
Dick's humor, quick wit, and genuine nature drew people to him. His eye rolls, wise cracks, and crooked smile will be missed by all.
Dick married Marcia Bailie in June of 1972 and together they raised their two daughters, Kelli and Dana. Dick was a loving husband, an amazing father, and the "best Poppie in the world" to his granddaughters, Samantha and Sydney.
Dick is survived by his wife, Marcia; daughters, Kelli Bruckert and Dana Munn and Dana's husband Rob; and granddaughters, Samantha and Sydney. There are numerous nieces and nephews, including his special niece, Teresa Howe.
Dick was preceded in death by his father and mother, Jack and Dorotha Plows and sister, Reesa Howe.
At Dick's request, there will be a private family service. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to Sunrise Inn (housing during treatments), PO Box 1376, Mt. Vernon, WA 98273; Skagit Hospice, 819 S. 13th St. Mt Vernon, WA 98274, San Juan Eagles or the Soroptimist of Friday Harbor (which provided transportation to treatments), PO Box 611, Friday Harbor, WA 98250.
Arrangements are in the care of Evans Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., Anacortes, WA and the San Juan Islands.