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Vern Duane Harrington


Last updated 8/23/2018 at 9:01am

Vern Duane Harrington, resident of Cheney, passed away at the age of 85 on Aug. 13 at the Hospice House of Spokane.

He was born on Aug. 9, 1933 to Vern and Etta Harrington in Bakersfield, Calif. Duane served in the U.S. Air Force for 20 years, retiring as a sergeant air policeman. During his tour, he received several awards. After retirement from the Air Force, he lived on his cattle ranch in Cheney where he enjoyed ranching.

Duane was preceded in death by his wife of many years, Irene E. Murray of London, England. He is survived by his brother John Harrington; sisters Ettamay Riddle and Jessi Myrick; daughters Ruth Gray (Kevin) and Kelly Harrington; sons Oliver Harrington (Sandy), Vern Harrington (Becky) and Wayne Harrington (Eunice), along with 10 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

A graveside service was held on Aug. 17. Donations can be sent to 24602 S. Pine Springs Road, Cheney, WA 99004. Cheney Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements. Visit the online guest book at


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