We are grieving the loss of my father-in-law, Chris’s Dad, Max’s beloved Grandpa.
We cry often, reminisce and are thankful for the time we did have with him.
It feels unfair to all of us. He was so loved and 66 years is just not enough.
Keith A. Dunlap, 66 years old, passed away on September 6, 2010. Keith was a longtime resident of Lake Stevens.
Born to Al and Jane Ann Dunlap on June 23, 1944 in Snohomish WA, living his young years in Sultan WA, moved at the age of 13 to Lake Stevens.
Keith was a loving and proud husband, father and grandfather. He leaves behind Geri, his loving wife of 45 years, and their four sons and their families. Steven, Teresa, Vaughan and Hannah Dunlap; Mike, Heather, Drew and Claire Dunlap; Chris, Julie and Max Dunlap; Kevin Dunlap; and he also leaves his loyal Lilly.
Keith also leaves behind his beloved siblings, Karan (John) Kronholm; Tom (Cassie) Bernethy; Bob (Lori) Bernethy; and Janet Bernethy.
Keith also has a very large extended family, brother and sister- in-laws, nieces, nephews and cousins. He leaves his Aunt, Elaine (Ralph) King; his Uncle Jack (Rose) Law, Uncle George Bernethy and also numerous friends all of whom were very dear to Keith.
Keith lived life to the fullest, with his family, through activities including Little League, fishing, hunting, camping, hiking and Kevin’s Special Olympic activities. He continued to enjoy many of these activities with his 5 grandchildren.
Keith graduated from Lake Stevens High School in 1962. He also took many classes at Everett Community College.
Keith and Geri lived in Fullerton California for the first 4 years of their marriage, where Steve and Mike were born. Keith worked for Southern California Edison. The family moved back to Lake Stevens and Keith started a career at Snohomish County PUD which lasted 30 years, beginning as a meter reader, advancing to draftsman, engineer, and field service manager and culminating as East County Regional Manager.
Services will be held Friday September 24th at 4:00 pm at Machias Community Church, 1615 Virginia St., Snohomish WA 98290.
Remembrances may be sent to the Lake Stevens Special Olympics, P.O. Box 589, Lake Stevens WA 98258.