PERRY, Milford J. "Mick" (Age 84) Took his journey home on February 21, 2014 to join those who have passed before him: his wife of 50 years, Neva Jean Perry in 2000, his two brothers, Vern Perry in 2000, and Stan Perry in 1955. Also, sister Vada Strickert in 2006, mother Katherine Perry in 2000 and father Louis Perry in 1979. He was born in Ione, WA and attended school in Newport, WA. He married his high school sweetheart Neva in 1950 and raised four amazing sons, Mike (Barbara), Gary (Jane), Stan (Sami) and Rich (Cindy) who gave the gift of nine grandchildren; Chet, Matthew, Ashley, Justin, Garrett, Brandt, Dane, CJ and Jesse, who in turn gave the gift of four great-grandchildren; Braden, Neva, Malakai, Markell and another great grandson due in May. Mick belonged to the Operating Engineers local 370 Union for many years and worked at Central Pre-Stress for 29 years. After his retirement in 1988 he repaired, rebuilt, and renewed Honda 90's and other small motorcycles at his Spokane Valley home. Mick and his late wife Neva loved trips in their motor home, huckleberry picking and camping trips with the grandkids at Riley Creek. He is survived by four siblings; sisters, Beverly Bonando, Pilot Rock, OR and Penny Hoisington, Juliaetta, ID and brothers; Gerry Perry, Vancouver, WA and Earl Perry of Pendleton, OR. He came, he loved, he laughed, and he left a legacy of kindness and acceptance to the next generation of Perry's who were lucky enough to have him as their brother, dad, grandfather, great-grandfather and father-in-law. Interment will be held at 1:00pm on March 22, 2014 at Pines Cemetery, 1402 S. Pines, Spokane Valley, WA with a Celebration of Life held from 2:00-5:00pm at CenterPlace, 2426 N. Discovery Pl., Spokane Valley, WA.
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Published in Spokesman-Review on Mar. 2, 2014