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1942 - 2009 Obituary Condolences
David Alan Eames passed away peacefully from cancer at the age of 67 on Nov. 13, 2009. He resided in both Seattle and Mount Vernon, WA.
He was born in La Grande, OR on Feb. 18, 1942 to parents Nancy Ann Stewart and Alan Frank Eames.

He served in U.S. Navy stationed in San Diego in the early 1960's He married his soul mate, Rebecca (Becky) on the Queen Mary on Aug. 18, 1976. They spent their 34 years of marriage traveling, gardening, cooking, working and spending time with their family.

He started working as a box boy at Fred Meyers at the age of 16 and continued to work in the grocery business until he retired in 2009. The majority of those years were spent working for Haggen/Top Foods. From 1989-1995 he took that experience to start his own grocery chain, Food Connection in Oregon and California. Upon returning to the Northwest he rejoined his Haggen/Top Food family and continued to work until he retired this past May.

He is preceded in death by his wife Becky one year earlier of cancer and Babs his cat, 19 years of age.

He is survived by his children, Kathyrn (Paul) Fitzgerald, Michael Eames, Jennifer Leuenroth, Sarah (Dave) Sharpe and Chalnessa (Ash Modha) Eames, his grandchildren Matthew, Aislinn, Bryan, Jacy, Jenna, Jonathan, Ryan and Tommy, and one great grandchild Lucy. He also has a sister Jan and brother Donald (Jean) Eames who reside in Portland, OR.

"Thank you to all the people that have been there for our dad, especially the last 9 months. He was so loved."

We will be celebrating David's life on Dec 6, 2009 at the Majestic in Bellingham, Wa. 1027 N. Forest St. Bellingham, WA 98225 from 3-5pm.

Memorial donations in David's name may be made to the Skagit Valley Hospital Foundation.
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