EUGENE “GENE” ROOSEVELT STOKES
Eugene “Gene” Roosevelt Stokes, 85, of Wenatchee, WA, formerly of the Tri Cities, passed away on Wednesday, January 30, 2019. Born October 29, 1933 in Valier, Montana. He was the son of the late Helen Stillman and Amos Stokes.
Gene was not only a loving husband; father, brother, grandfather and great grandfather, but a dedicated member of the US Air Force, retiring as a Senior Master Sargent after 20 years of service. He then began his second career as a Soil Conservationist with the Federal Soil Conservation Service, followed by years as a Quality Assurance Auditor with Westinghouse of Hanford, Tri-Cities until his retirement. Gene found much pleasure tinkering in his large shop welding, fabricating and working on cars, but his greatest pleasure by far, was his large family, especially his many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Gene is preceded in death by his wife of 63 years, Patricia L. Stokes.
He is survived by his children: Gene “Skip” and Trish Stokes, Ron and Bridget Stokes, Joni Lee Barker and Mark Stokes. Grandchildren: Eldest granddaughter Sara Stokes preceded Gene in death, Colin “Dan” and Rachel Stokes, Jenny and Ken Relethford, Cody Stokes, Kevin Stokes, Tiffany and Nick Prazer, Kalie and Robert Bender, Courtney and Alex Enache, Krista Stokes, Katie and Johnny Snell. Great-grandchildren: Emelyn Stokes, Bodhi Relethford, Ryan, Conner and Braden Prazer, Macey, Matthew, Morgan and Maddox Bender.
An Open house will take place from 11:00 am to 12 pm Sunday, March 10, 2019 in the Einan’s Chapel with full military services. The Graveside Service will be held at Sunset Memorial Gardens at 915 ByPass Hwy in Richland on Wednesday, February 13 at 10:00 am. In lieu of flowers, please send any donations in memory of Gene to Dore Haven, 1310 2nd St SE, East Wenatchee, WA 98802.