1941 – 2023

Stanley (Stan) Dawkins was born in Kennewick, WA, to Glen and Harriet Dawkins. Stan had two brothers, Jean and David; and three sisters, Betty, Jerilea and Dixie.

Stan graduated from Fort Vancouver High School and enlisted in the United States Navy on June 12, 1959, and served until March 30, 1964, serving on board the aircraft carrier USS Yorktown as an aircraft electrician and attended the Naval Prep Academy in Rhode Island. On May 20, 1962, Stan married the love of his life, Josephine (Jo) Barrett, with whom he remained married until his passing. Stan and Jo lived in Vancouver from the time he was honorably discharged. After a couple of years of working at Fort Vancouver Plywood Mill, Stan began working for the US Post Office as a mail carrier for 25 years until his retirement. While at the Post Office, he organized the annual Easter egg hunt for all postal employees in Clark County and also coached the Fourth Plain Post Office softball team for more than 10 years. Stan and Jo had three children, Stan Jr., born in 1963 and married to Akiko; Rhonda, born in 1964 and married to Buddy; and Tony, born in 1970 and married to Donel.

Stan has 14 grandchildren, Nichole, Chris, Aiko, DC, Nathan, Luke, Sean, Tyler, Phil, Jessie, Alyssa, Shina, Andruw, and Josh; and 19 great-grandchildren, Mazlyn, Tiana, Tobias, Trapper, Beau, Kinsley, Owen, Hendrick, Finlee, Trey, TairiQ, Lincoln, Holden, Harper, Rilyn, Harper, Tae’Von, Niko, and Nani.

Stan attended Central and Fourth Plain Nazarene Church and then Crossroads Community Church from the time it was started. Stan enjoyed playing music and singing his entire life singing.

Service for Stan will be held on Saturday, Oct. 28, at 2 p.m. at Layne’s Funeral Home, located at 16 NE Clark Ave., Battle Ground, WA 98604, and will be laid to rest at Lewisville Cemetery, with his mother and grandparents, located at 26442 NE Lewisville Hwy., Battle Ground, WA 98604. http://laynesfuneralservices.com/

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Published by The Columbian on Oct. 24, 2023.