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Philip Morris Dan

Born in La Conner on April 26, 1937
Passed away on Sat. May 27, 2017 and resided in La Conner, WA

Services will be held at Calvary Baptist Church on Sat. June 10, 2017 at 02:00 pm

Phil Dan, 80, resident of Skagit Valley passed away at Virginia Mason in Seattle on Saturday, May 27, 2017. He was born in La Conner on April 26, 1937, to Morris and Bertha (George) Dan. He joined the Air Force in 1954 and served until 1958. In 1959 he relocated to Denver, Colorado and began his career as a computer operator. He married his childhood sweetheart, Sharon Dutton, and they began their life together raising a family. Their two oldest sons, Dennis and Darryl, were born in Denver, Colorado. They soon relocated to Oakland, California, where he worked for the University of California and where his daughter, Donna, was born. He then took a position at Union Bank in Los Angeles, and this is where his youngest son, Douglas, was born. The family eventually settled in Oxnard, California where he worked for the United States Navy at Point Mugu for many years. Their precious last daughter, Diane, was born on Phil’s birthday. She was a bright light that was in this world for too short a time. Phil is survived by his wife Sharon; daughter Donna; sons, Dennis (Noreen) Dan of La Conner, Darryl (Elizabeth) Dan of Hillsboro, Oregon, and Douglas (Lisa) Dan of Vancouver, WA. He was blessed with 10 grandchildren: Philip (Maria) Burke, Lindsay (Steve) Minks-Hockenberry, Diana and Dennis Minks, Erika, Eiden, Eilee, Eleana, Courtney and Cameron Dan; and 10 ½ great-grandchildren: Sarah, Anna, Faith, Falyn and Paige Burke, Bently and Brennan with a newbie on the way Hockenberry, Harlem Dan, Henry and Daisy Minks. He was preceded in death by his parents, his in laws, many uncles and aunties, a brother Alvin and his daughter Diane. He worked as a Veterans coordinator and traveled all over Washington, ministering to all veterans he met. His wish would be that any memorials would be given to veterans causes. There will be a memorial service held on Saturday, June 10, 2017 at Calvary Baptist Church in Burlington at 2:00PM.

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