Daniel A. McKinney

February 09, 1949 - August 10, 2023

Daniel A. McKinney

February 09, 1949 - August 10, 2023


Daniel McKinney, born on February 9th, 1949, in McChord, Washington, peacefully passed away on August 10, 2023, in Bellingham, Washington. He is survived by his loving wife, Mary McKinney (Bakko), with whom he shared his life for over four decades since their marriage in Everett, Washington, on October 20, 1979.

Daniel’s legacy is marked by cherished memories with his family. He was a towering presence, a man so tall that his children and grandchild delighted in riding on his shoulders. He found solace in the pages of books, amassing a collection of hundreds that reflected his love for reading. His passions were as diverse as they were meaningful; he reveled in the company of his wife, embarking on journeys to explore new places, with a particular fondness for the Oregon coast. The strategic dance of chess held a special place in his heart, as did the companionship of his cherished pets.

A brilliant mind, Daniel’s pursuit of knowledge led him to Oregon State for his education. He channeled his skills into a career as an Electrician, dedicating his professional life to Georgia Pacific. His intelligence was only surpassed by his kindness, a quality that extended to his generosity in both time and resources. An avid scholar and lifelong learner, he also held the esteemed title of Freemason.

Daniel’s philanthropic spirit shone brightly as he extended a helping hand to local charities, embodying his commitment to giving back to the community. The heart of his existence was rooted in his family, and his devotion to them knew no bounds. He leaves behind a legacy that is a testament to his enduring love, and he will be deeply missed.

He is survived by his devoted wife, Mary McKinney, his daughter Amy Davie, his son Anthony Thompson, his cherished granddaughter Emily Davie, and his beloved canine companions Binx, Mandy, and Lily.

Daniel McKinney’s memory will forever live on in the hearts of those who knew him, as they carry his spirit of learning, generosity, and love forward.

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