Born to Roy and Mabel Britton on November 7, 1930 in Duluth, MN and departed on January 28, 2014 in Colville, WA. Don's family moved to Snohomish, WA in 1938. He attended Snohomish Schools and was senior class and FFA president. He served his country in the Army during the Korean War, and when he returned, Don and his twin brother, Dan started Britton Brothers Auction in 1955. The Auction was a fixture in Snohomish for 35 years. Don married Roberta Green on July 29,1955. They raised and are survived by seven children: Donna (Allen) Stevens, Kellie (Scott) Fetterly, Jeanette (Dan) Thompson, Kathy (Carl) Walsh, Dwain (Kathy) Britton, Linda (Dave) Monzel, Tresa (Darren) Bredeson; grandchildren: Jesse (Shannon) Stevens, Erica Monzel, Kyle Stevens, Shaya (James) Honcoop, Sarah Monzel, Kacey Walsh, Andrew Walsh, Crystal Thompson, Adam Thompson; great grandaughter, Emma Honcoop; sister, Judy Guzman; and his dog, Rex. Preceding him to heaven his wife forever, Roberta; grandson, Shem Hendrickson; seven brothers; and his parents. Besides running the Auction, Don was elected to Snohomish School Board in 1974 and then, with the goal of helping the Snohomish County farming community, was elected to three terms as County Comissioner--Councilman. He always believed that a strong farming base is essential to our country. In 1990, Don and Roberta "retired" to Colville to raise beef cattle. Don managed and worked his farm until this past November and made sure that we had instructions to follow in his absence. He always made sure the chores were done. Viewing at Bauer Funeral Chapel in Snohomish from 9- 10 a.m Thursday, February 6, 2014 followed by a family graveside service at Cypress Lawn Cemetary, Everett. The Memorial Service will be at Good Shepard Lutheran Church, Swans Trail - Snohomish, WA on Thursday February 6, 2014 at 1 p.m. Reception following. Many thanks to Hospice of Spokane for their support and guidance during these difficult times.
Published in The Herald (Everett) from Feb. 4 to Feb. 6, 2014