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Posted on Jul 28, 2015

John A. Eaton

John Arnold Eaton of Quincy passed away July 22, 2015, at Central Washington Hospital in Wenatchee. John was born on May 2, 1941, in Rapid City, S.D., to Arnold Clifford Eaton and Viola Borah Eaton. He was raised on a cattle ranch near Murdo, S.D.

John joined the U.S. Navy, serving from 1959 until his honorable discharge in 1963. He served on the Bonhomme Richard.

Following Navy life, he worked for the airlines at SeaTac and at Todd Ship Yards, where he was a painter. He then moved to Sandpoint, Idaho, where he lived for several years raising cattle. In 1970 he moved to George, where he farmed and worked as boom loader for more than 20 years. He retired from the Quincy School District after 18 years of driving school bus.

John is survived by his wife, Donna Kay (Wraspir) Eaton; his brother, Lawrence (Larry) Lloyd Eaton; his children, Randall John Eaton (Charolette) of Florida, Kary James Eaton of Quincy and Melissa-Jo Ferguson (Richard) of Quincy; his grandchildren, Derek, Christopher and Amanda Eaton of Quincy, Ashley and Brittney Eaton of Florida, Richard, Brooke, Katie-jo, Haley and John Ferguson of Quincy; and his great-grandchildren, Alexis and Myah Vargas and Ayden and Preston Eaton of Florida.

John was a loving and devoted father and husband. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and family camping trips. His warm smile and easy laugh will be dearly missed.

Graveside services will be held at the Bohemian Cemetery in Odessa at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, July 29, 2015. Following will be a luncheon at 1:30 PM at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Quincy.

Please leave a memory for the family or sign its online guestbook at Scharbach’s Columbia Funeral Chapel in Quincy is assisting the family with arrangements.