Richard “Dick” Douglas Connelly 1931-2019
Richard “Dick” Douglas Connelly, a lifelong area resident, passed away peacefully at his home on November 6, 2019 with his loving family at his side. He was born on October 14, 1931 in Anacortes, WA to parents Steven and Hazel (Lindell) Connelly.
At a young age, Dick’s parents moved to the family homestead on Aladdin Rd, where they operated a cattle ranch. Dick graduated from Colville High School in 1949. He continued to work on the ranch for two more years until he followed in his father’s footsteps and enlisted into the U.S. Navy and served in the Korean War alongside his brother Bob. While home on leave he noticed his best friend Allen’s younger sister Lola Sherrodd, and that began a relationship that has stood the test of time.
After Dick was honorably discharged he returned home and married Lola on June 15, 1955. They began their family and welcomed the arrival of their children, Susan, Sherri, Steve, Betsy, and Jim. More