McGREEVY, Daniel Edward On Thursday, June 24, 2010, Daniel E. McGreevy, surrounded by his wife Margaret and several of his children, found his way home. Dan was a strong, principled and loving man, a proud father of nine: Rebecca Francik, Tim McGreevy, Elizabeth Peckham, Marianne McGreevy, Ed McGreevy, Dennis McGreevy, Jim McGreevy, Helen Quirk and Brandon McGreevy. Dan's encouragement of his children's endeavors remained constant. He was proud of our successes and compassionate of our struggles. With his 26 grandchildren he would step forward at every opportunity to cheer their participation in any interest or activity. Dan was raised on a farm near Colton, WA. He graduated from Washington State College in 1955, and, except for the two years he served in the Army, lived the rest of his life on the Palouse. For his entire career, he advised Palouse-area farmers on how to maximize crop yields with the latest technological advances in plant nutrition, weed, disease and insect management. Dan exhibited deep pride in his chosen field, leaving behind a legacy that celebrates hard work, attention to detail, and a job well done. Dan was always eager to learn, enthused to discuss and excited to share. He loved to watch things grow, be they plants, animals or people. A lifelong resident of the Palouse, Dan loved this community and had a deep sense of belonging here. As family members, our sincerest gratitude extends to all who have guided, protected and cared for our father during this concluding phase of his life with dementia. The care and love of Lorna Shompole and her family can only be described as a gift from God, and each one of us blessed in the reception of its beauty. The Palouse, with its rolling green fields, packed dirt roads, and ever-changing sky, was Dan's first and deeply loved home. After caring for this land for the last 76 years, it gives us great pleasure to know it will care for him in return. Please join in the celebration of his life with a "Wake" at the Whelan Grange Hall 27 Palouse Hwy, north of Pullman, WA, at 7:00 pm on Monday July 5th. There will be a Funeral Mass at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 440 NE Ash St. in Pullman, Washington at 11:00am on Tuesday July 6th immediately followed by lunch and a burial service at 3:00 pm at St. Gall Cemetery, 101 Steptoe Street in Colton, WA. Memorials can be sent to Neill Public Library, 210 North Grand Avenue Pullman, WA 99163-2608. On-line condolences may be left at www.kimballfh.com KIMBALL FUNERAL HOME, Pullman, is caring for the family.
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Published in Spokesman-Review from June 30 to July 1, 2010