October 30, 2012
On July 11, 1946, Dan Braillard was born to Grace Parmalee Braillard and Frank Braillard Jr. He grew up in Kirkland 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 on March 23, 1968. Their amazing love affair lasted 43 years.
Dan was proud of serving his country in the Army and being stationed in Germany, his 43-year career at The Boeing Co., 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 12 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 Oct. 1 will be Nov. 3, 2012, at New Life Church (15711 152nd Ave. S.E., Renton, WA 98058) at 11 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.