Hilmon Dean Inabnit
Hilmon Dean Inabnit, 85, a lifelong resident of Cashmere, WA, died Monday July 29, 2013, at his home in Cashmere. He was born on September 11, 1927, to Hilmon Ralph and Mary Mabel (Riggs) Inabnit at Chelan, WA. Dean was raised and educated in Cashmere and, at the age of 18, enlisted in the United States Army. Dean served as a guard for President Eisenhower at the White House and also on the Honor Guard Team, paying tribute to fallen soldiers. After receiving his honorable discharge, Dean returned to Cashmere, where he married Della Miller Berg. Dean worked for the Cashmere Mill for 17 years, and then became an Independent Truck Driver (a career he truly loved), retiring at the age of 62. On July 14, 1979, he married Geri Finchum in Wenatchee, making their home in Cashmere. Dean loved boating around Stehekin on Lake Chelan, riding his Harley, taking rides on the back roads of the mountains, horseback riding, and spending time with his family doing just about anything outdoors.
Dean is survived by his wife, Geri Inabnit of the family home; his children, Karie Sue Inabnit Rolen of Wenatchee, Hilmon Mark Inabnit of Sedro Wooley, Edwin Nels (Julie) Berg of Woodinville, L. Alene (George) Berg Walker of Quincy, Scott (Sharlene) Radach of Border, TX and Jeff (Tara) Radach of Kalispell, MT; brothers, Dan (Rosie) Inabnit of Lake Wenatchee, Garren (Jean) Inabnit of Chehalis and Steve (Chris) Inabnit of Tacoma; sister, Regena Simmon of Wenatchee; grandchildren, Kirsten, Nels, Josslyn, Mitchell, Christopher, Erika, Robert and Johnny; and special friends, Harry and Jean Schmidt and Dan and Tori Tinker, all of Cashmere. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Della (Miller) Inabnit, in 1970; and his grandson, Trenton.
Dean’s family would like to extend a special thank you to Karl Lambert, PA of the Redi-Medi Clinic in East Wenatchee for all his home visits and all the Central Washington Hospital Hospice Team for their excellent care and compassion.
Private Family Services will be held at a later date at the Cashmere City Cemetery. Ward’s Funeral Chapel, Leavenworth, is in charge of the arrangements.