John 'Dave' Certain


John "Dave" Certain
John “Dave” Certain

John “Dave” Certain passed away on September 17, 2015. Dave was born to Glen and June Certain on March 2, 1938 in Wenatchee, Washington.

He graduated from Wenatchee High School and immediately entered the Marines. Dave married Sharon Reich in 1956 and they had three children, Mark Certain (Deceased), Shad Certain and Kristine Certain. They resided in the Wenatchee area.

Dave was employed in the Wenatchee Valley throughout his lifetime, from construction, delivery truck driver to dump truck driver, working on several numerous construction projects, including the Chief Joseph and the Grand Coulee Dams. Dave was a proud member of the Teamsters Union. Dave was also a proud member of 50+ years of the Grand Lodge of Masons #112 and Fraternal Order of Eagles.

In 1976, Dave married Lila M. Baldwin of Tonasket, where both resided. Dave enjoyed his grand and great grandchildren sharing stories of his youth and work experiences. Dave also enjoyed taking long drives around the Valley.

Dave was preceded in death by his parents, Glen and June Certain, son Mark Certain. Dave is survived by his wife, Lila M. Certain; Brother, Ron (Melody) Certain of Black Canyon, Arizona; Shad (Shirley) Certain of Moore, Oklahoma; Kristine Certain-Morgan of Bakersfield, California; Marion (Ila) Baldwin of Tonasket, Washington; Lila A Baldwin-Searer of Juneau, Alaska; Nancy (Patrick) Arasmith of Tonasket, Washington and Juneau, Alaska and Rebecca Timboe of Wenatchee, Washington, 16 Grandchildren and 19 Great-Grandchildren.

A military ceremony will be held at the Tonasket Crematory at 1 p.m. sharp on October 10, 2015. A celebration of his Life will follow at The Eagles in Tonasket, Washington, at 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Shriner’s Children’s Hospital, Spokane, Washington.