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Henry "Hank" E. Odean

June 13, 1926 — June 4, 2017

Henry E. Odean entered into rest June 4, 2017. He was born in Spokane, WA on June 13, 1926, to Henry T. and Jennie E. Odean. A lifetime resident of the city, Mr Odean attended Grant Grade School and Lewis and Clark High School, graduating in 1944. Growing up he was active in the Boy Scouts of America, achieving the rank of Eagle Scout and later serving as Scout Master of Troop 55. In high school, he was active in the Lewis and Clark band and orchestra. Upon graduating from high school, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy where during World War II, he served two years as a Signalman 3C as part of the U.S. Navy gun crew aboard the cargo ship, the S.S. Elisha Mitchell, hauling airplanes and bombs in the South Pacific. He graduated from Kinman Business University with an Accounting Degree in 1948, and joined the work force of the Washington Water Power Company (Avista) the same year. He retired as Vice President Finance in 1986 after 37 years of service. In 1950, he married Donna McNabb. The Odeans would have celebrated their 67th wedding anniversary on June 30th. Mr. Odean was a 50-year member of Manito Masonic Lodge, a member of the Scottish Rite Bodies, and of El Katif Shrine Temple A.A.O.N.M.S. where he served as a member of the Shrine Concert Band, and as Potentate of El Katif in 1989. He was also a member of the Royal Order of Jesters, and played trombone for several years in the"Gentlemen of Note", a dance band of the big-band era. He was a member and elder of Hamblen Park Presbyterian Church, where he also performed in the Instrumental Praise Ensemble and the Brass Quintet. Henry is survived by his wife, Donna, at the home; a daughter, Karen Lowry (Robert) of Millwood; a son, John Odean (Patricia Kevin) of Severna Park, MD; eight grandchildren; one great-grandson, with three on the way; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and his sister, Eleanor. Memorial services will be held at 2:30 p.m., June 10th, at Hamblen Park Presbyterian Church, 4102 S. Crestline, Spokane. A private burial will be held at Moran Cemetery prior to the service. A special word of appreciation is expressed by the family to members of Hospice of Spokane, and to those of Family First Senior Care, for their loving concern and care. Memorial contributions may be made to Hamblen Park Presbyterian Church or to the Shriners Hospital for Children.
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