I only came in contact with Mr. Dean, in his later years. Even though he lived with the challenges of dementia, he was always personable--with a ready and enthusiastic smile for all. I've had the privilege of interfacing with the Egge family, (through NPH), over many years. I'm sure that this wonderful Christian father and grandfather, influenced the moral development of his off-spring--helping to form them into people who prize: having compassion for others and using their gifts to help make the world a more just and loving place. Thank you, Harlan, for a life well lived.
I served as associate pastor at Our Lady of the Lake Church from 1970-73. Harlan and Jackie and their family were outstanding parishioners.....so very gracious, generous, and classy. In recent years my wife and I have been involved with their daughter Donna Egge in Nuestros Pequinos Hermanos assisting thousands of children in 9 orphanages in Central and South America. Donna and Steve's son Ross has jointed his mom in that important ministry. The Dean legacy of generous service to others continues down 3 generations, and I salute the memory of Harlan and Jackie.
Dear Donna & family,
Although we only knew your Dad later in his life, his love for you, for life, and for everyone shone through. Our love & prayers at this difficult time.
I remember Mr. Dean as being such a gracious gentleman. He would make frequent office calls when I worked for Mark Holland at Rainier Bank. Mr. Dean was always so upbeat and engaging. Of all the furniture salesmen that came to Rainier, he was my favorite. I am so sorry for your loss and hope that your memories bring comfort. Tove' Barth
I recall playing an occasional round of golf with Harlan at Sand Point, and how the conversations that we enjoyed as we walked the course were much more memorable than the shots that we hit. He was a true gentleman, and will be remembered fondly by all who were fortunate to cross paths with him. Mike Doyle
I'll miss you Harlan. Be with God and I will see you later. Your cousin, Pam