Donald Calentine, Sr., 80, passed away August 12, 2021.
He was born March 13, 1941, in Omak, Wash. to parents Eldon and Lovella Calentine. He grew up and attended school in Omak. Don served in the U.S. Army National Guard in the early 60's. He married Linda, the mother of his children, in 1961. They later divorced. Don remarried in 1974, adding wife Vickie and stepson, Jesse to the family. They then moved to Tunk Valley, built a house and started raising "critters". Don retired from Omak Wood Products after being employed there for over 20 years. Looking for some adventure and change of scenery, Don and Vickie moved to Montana after retirement. A few years after Vickie's passing, Don remarried. When that relationship ended, he moved back to Omak to be near family.
Don loved to hunt, fish and to be out in nature, especially with family and friends. He had many hobbies like tying flies, gunsmithing and woodworking, to name a few. He had a talent for creating useful and decorative things from repurposed materials. He jokingly. called himself a "jack of all trades...master of none".
He was preceded in death by his parents; sisters LaVonne Calentine and Maxine Manning-Fletcher; wife Vickie; stepson Jesse Olsen; in-laws Howard and Corva Olsen; and son-in-law Andy Petersen.
He is survived by his children, LeAnn Petersen and Donald Calentine, Jr.; daughter-in-law, Kelly Calentine; grandchildren, Dessa (Luke) Redman, Jessi (Simeon) Martin, Heather (Talon) Kartchner and Jeremy (Chrissa) Calentine; great grandchildren, Autumn, Eden, Malachi, Ruby and Ezekiel Redman; Noelle, Silas, Gideon and Eliakim Martin; Maiz and Wylee Kartchner; Adleigh and Cutter Calentine; brother Wayne; many cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.
A graveside service will be held at the Tunk Valley Cemetery, Saturday, September 18th at 2 pm.