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Donald (Don) Malcolm Craighead

Don Craighead passed away on September 6, 2017, after 84 years of quietly caring for those around him, sharing his "mechanic" skills with friends and family, and traveling with his wife of 27 years Maxine (Miki) Craighead.

Don was born in Tacoma, WA to Gladys Craighead (Andersen) and Ira Craighead on March 13, 1933. He attended Lincoln High School and served in the United States Army from 1951-1955.

Don is survived by his wife Miki; his children, Sandra Johnson, Kathleen Poston and Mark Craighead; his sister, Dolores Trafton, 8 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren and many family members. He also shared his life with Miki's children, Bruce Garrison, Dan Garrison, Jane Garrison, Kim Nagel and their children.

From an early age, Don had a passion for cars and learned to be an auto and diesel mechanic at the side of his father. He retired from Puget Power in 1991.

A memorial service will be held at 2:00 pm on Friday, September 22, 2017, at Puyallup United Methodist Church, 1919 W Pioneer Ave, Puyallup, WA 98371.

Gifts in memory may be made to the National Park Service-WA state or the Church Van Maintenance/Upkeep at the Puyallup United Methodist Church, of which he was a member.

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