Don Kirkpatrick, 85, of Everett, died Jan. 24, 2014. Don was born on Feb. 6, 1928, in Elma, Wash. He was a 50-year member of the Professional Golfers' Association and worked at Whidbey Golf Club in Oak Harbor, Puetz Golf Range in Seattle and Earlington Golf Course in Renton. He was known as an excellent teacher of golf. Don's tournament victories included the 1970 Washington State PGA Match Play Championship and the 1980 Pacific Northwest Senior PGA Championship. Don was a graduate of Elma High School and Central Washington College of Education (now Central Washington University), and a Navy veteran. He leaves behind his loving wife of 63 years, Deloris; a daughter and son-in-law, Barbara and Richard Olafson, of Spokane; a son and daughter-in-law, Don Kirkpatrick II and Cheryl Markham, of Seattle; a sister and brother-in-law, Muriel and Garnet (Swede) Drury, of Kent; a brother-in-law, Allen Caudill, of Kendall Park, N.J.; and nephews, a niece, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Karen Kay Sanderson. A celebration of Don's life will begin at 10:15 a.m. Monday, Feb. 3, at Nile Shrine Golf Center, Mountlake Terrace, just west of I-5 at Exit 177 (in the Gold Room). Remembrances may be made to The Association for Frontotemporal Degeneration, www.theaftd.org, or The First Tee of Greater Seattle, www.thefirstteeseattle.org.
The Guest Book is expired.
Published in The Herald (Everett) on Jan. 29, 2014