On July 11, 1946, Dan Braillard was born to Grace Parmalee Braillard and Frank Braillard Jr.. He grew up in Kirkland, Washington, with his three brothers: Frank, Larry, and Steve and sister, Joanne. Dan attended Lake Washington High School and was a proud Kang.
Upon graduation, Dan attended Central Washington University. It was there where he first laid eyes on Margaret Irene Bolick. Irene was the love of his life. The two were married in Pullman, Washington, on March 23, 1968. Their amazing love affair lasted forty three years.
Dan was proud of serving his country in the Army and being stationed in Germany, his 43 year career at Boeing, being the "Voice of the Patriots" for Liberty High School for 25 years, and most of all being a dad.
In 1971, Dan and Irene's first daughter Michelle (Eric Munson) was born. She would be followed by Kimberly (RJ Straight) and Patrick (Melissa Mason). There was nothing the five Braillards couldn't tackle together and the love Dan created in his family will last a lifetime. That love extended to his twelve nephews and nieces who adored their Uncle Dan and his unconditional love. But, there were no three people on earth who held Dan's heart like his grandchildren. Oh, how his eyes would light up with joy when he would see Lorelli Avery Straight, Alexander Wayne Munson, or Calvin Daniel Braillard.
A memorial service to honor this amazing son, brother, husband, father, and grandfather who passed away on October 1st will be on November 3, 2012, at New Life Church (15711 152nd Ave SE Renton, WA 98058) at 11:00 a.m. If you have stories about Dan to share with the family, please email them to firstname.lastname@example.org
Remembrances may be made in Dan's name to the M.S. Society in loving memory of Jerome Caroll Bolick or to the Northwest Kidney Center.
Published in The Seattle Times on Oct. 28, 2012