Richard Craig Plows managed Seattle Yacht Club outstation on Henry Island | Passages

Richard Craig Plows ... 1945-2010 - Family of Richard Craig Plows
Richard Craig Plows ... 1945-2010
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Richard Craig Plows

Dick passed away peacefully on May 13, 2010 after a yearlong battle with cancer. He was 65.

He was born on March 10, 1945 in Des Moines, Iowa. His family moved to Richland, WA in 1950; Dick graduated from Richland High School in 1963.

Dick worked for JC Penney for 28 years and “retired” in 1997. He truly embraced “retirement” life with Marcia by living on a boat in the San Juan Islands, owning and operating a small boat accessory business, and serving as outstation manager for the Seattle Yacht Club on Henry Island.

Dick’s humor, quick wit, and genuine nature drew people to him. His eye rolls, wise cracks, and crooked smile will be missed by all.

Dick married Marcia Bailie in June 1972 and they raised two daughters, Kelli and Dana. Dick was a loving husband, an amazing father, and the “best Poppie in the world” to his granddaughters, Samantha and Sydney.

Dick is survived by his wife; daughters, Kelli Bruckert and Dana Munn; son-in-law, Rob Munn; his granddaughters; and numerous nieces and nephews, including special niece Teresa Howe.

Dick was preceded in death by his father and mother, Jack and Dorotha Plows; and sister, Reesa Howe.

At Dick’s request, there will be a private family service. Memorial gifts preferred to Sunrise Inn, P.O. Box 1376, Mount Vernon, WA 98273; Skagit Hospice, 819 S. 13th St., Mount Vernon 98274; San Juan Eagles or Soroptimists of Friday Harbor, P.O. Box 611, Friday Harbor 98250.

Arrangements are in the care of Evans Funeral Chapel and Crematory. To share memories of Dick, sign the online guest register at

— Family of Richard Craig Plows

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