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Harold married Betty Plarinos on Nov. 11, 1946 in Salem, Ark. They moved to Entiat, Wash. on March 6, 1947 where he worked for Entiat Valley Orchards. In 1966, he and his wife bought a pear orchard where he worked up until a few months prior to his death.
To Harold and Betty were born seven children: Mary Deskin (Lyle), Eddy Dean (Penny), Melinda Hubbard (Rod), Nannette Fishborne (Bill), all of Wenatchee, Wash., Marlena Burkey (Ed) of Richland, Jack Deatherage (Cindy), and Larry Deatherage of Entiat, Wash.
They were blessed with 14 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
Harold leaves behind his wife, Betty, of 64 years; one sister, 92-year-old Hazel Thompson of Bakersfield, Calif.; five children; and special friends, Max and Pauline Singleton of Wenatchee, Wash.
Harold was preceded in death by two sons, Eddy Dean and Larry Deatherage; two granddaughters and one great-grandson.
Two memorials were held for Harold, one at 2 p.m. April 1, at Mtn. View Assembly of God, East Wenatchee, Wash., and another at Dyer Cemetery near Basher, Mo., at 4 p.m. the same day.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Mountain View Assembly of God, because God’s work goes on forever.
To Those I Love
When I am gone, just release me, let me go, so I can move into my afterglow. You mustn’t tie me down with your tears; let’s be happy that we had so many years. I gave you my love, you can only guess how much you gave me in happiness. I thank you for the love you each have shown, but now it’s time I traveled on alone. So grieve for me awhile, if grieve you must, then let your grief be comforted with trust. It’s only for a while that we must part, so bless the memories within your heart. And then, when you must come this way alone, I’ll greet you with a smile and a “welcome home!”