Dick Harrington, 80, formerly of Halfway, Oregon died on Wednesday, May 12, 2021 at St. Charles Regional Medical Center in Bend, Oregon. A Celebration of Dick's Life and family gathering will be held at a later date.
Verna Richard “Dick” Harrington was born in the family ranch house in Council, Idaho on November 25, 1940 to Afton and Irene Harrington.
He was raised and went to school in Council where he graduated a year early in May of 1958 with a full football scholarship.
In 1960 Dick married his high school sweetheart, Penne Baker and had three children. They later divorced. He married his best friend, Melba Crow in July of 1974 and had three more children.
Dick spent most of his working life in the logging industry and later hauling cattle all throughout the United States with Melba as his co-driver.
His favorite things to do were; going mushrooming in the spring and fishing the Snake River anytime of the year. He also loved spending time with his children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren as they all were entertainment for him.Dick is survived by his children and their spouses. Terre and Don Murray of Prineville, Oregon; Tammy and Stephen Schlett of New Plymouth, Idaho; and Sarah Harrington and Corey Carpenter of Baker City, Oregon; Rick and Gayle Harrington of Wilder, Idaho; Tracy and Patty Harrington of Vale, Oregon; and Steve Harrington and Casey Osborne of Council, Idaho; 12 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren; an adopted sister Betty Lou Donnelley of Boise, Idaho; numerous nieces and nephews.
Dick was preceded in death by his grandparents, parents and his wife and best friend Melba Harrington.
For those who would like to make a memorial donation in memory of Dick, may do so to Creating Memories for children with disabilities to get out and enjoy fishing, hunting, camping and more through Tami’s Pine Valley Funeral home & Cremation Services PO Box 543 Halfway, Oregon 97834. Online condolences may be shared at www.tamispinevalleyfuneralhome.com