Allen C. Hinman, aka Boppa, passed away July 19, 2012 at 77 years of age at his home in Otis Orchards surrounded by his loving family. He was born April 8, 1935 in Aberdeen, Wash., to Charles and Ruth Hinman (deceased).
He grew up in Tonasket and graduated in 1954 from Tonasket High School. After graduation, he moved with his parents to Mica, Wash. where the family managed the local grocery store. He later worked for Kaiser Aluminum Trentwood before enlisting in the U.S. Coast Guard where he served four years and was stationed in Seattle. In 1958 he married Bonnie Manz his one true love. After his military service, they returned to Spokane where they raised three daughters. He worked as a wholesale dairy driver for Early Dawn Dairy and Darigold and retired after 35 years. After retirement, he enjoyed trips with his wife and family to the Oregon Coast and throughout the Northwest. He had a love for the great outdoors and enjoyed maintaining the family home and acreage, attending grandchildren’s activities, golfing and spending time with family and friends. He was a loyal State B and Gonzaga Basketball fan. Al was well known for his humor, winning smile and giving nature. He will be greatly missed by all!
He is survived by his wife, Bonnie of 54 years; daughters: Denise (John) Mueller, Annette (Brian) Davis and Karen (Jamie) Wilson; grandchildren: Jennifer, Stefanie, Jessie, Tanner and Ana; and great-grandson, Jacob; and many nieces and nephews. He is also survived by two sisters: Charlene Weller of Wenatchee and Barbara (Dave) Colvin of Spokane; and sister-in-laws, Margie (Jim) Pettet and Reneta Gay both of Spokane.
The family would like to thank family members, neighbors and friends for their prayers and support during Al’s courageous battle with cancer.
Memorial gifts may be made to Hospice of Spokane: PO Box 2215, Spokane, WA 99210.
“Boppa, thank you for your love and support and the many wonderful memories!” Bonnie and your three girls.
Memorial service to be held at Heritage Funeral Home on Saturday, Aug. 18 at 2 p.m. Private family inurnment will be held at Holy Cross Cemetery.