Former Sterling resident Amador "Don" O. Brazington died of leukemia on Friday, Dec. 1, 2000, at the University of Washington Medical Center in Seattle. He was 67.
Visitation was held at Malcom's Brower-Wann Memorial Chapel in Lewiston, Idaho. The funeral was held at the Warner Avenue Alliance Church, also in Lewiston.
Mr. Brazington was born April 13, 1933, in Rathdrum, Idaho, the son of Clyde M. and Agnes Unruh Brazington.
He married Marilynne A. Langdale on Nov. 16, 1956, in Hayward, Calif. Following his discharge in 1959 after four years in the military, he returned to Spokane, Wash., working for Evergreen Harter Lumber as a forklift driver. He also worked for a time as a boiler operator at Spokane Rendering. Later, Mr. Brazington and his wife moved to Mead, Wash., where he worked for Northstar Sanitation and Wrecker Service. In 1969, they moved to Sterling, where he worked as a custodian and bus driver at Sterling Elementary School.
They returned to Sandpoint, Idaho, in 1976, where he had his own sanitation service. Mr. Brazington later worked building log homes for Nevilles Log Homes in various areas until moving to Lewiston to be near his mother. In Lewiston, he worked at Walla Walla Community College in Clarkston, Wash., until retiring for medical reasons in 1982.
A change in Mr. Brazington's life occurred in 1988 when he became born again, and was baptized at Orchards Christian Church.
"He had a heart for lost souls and enjoyed reading and teaching God's word. This was his life to the end," his family said. "In past years he enjoyed fishing, hunting and bowling. Declining health in his later years limited his activities."
Mr. Brazington is survived by his wife, Marilynne, of Lewiston; daughters Cynthia R. Schwab of Lake Stevens, Wash., and Christy Brinker of Waverly Hall, Ga.; sons Mark J. Brazington of Great Falls, Mont., and Randy Grandle of Kent, Wash.; brothers Virgil Brazington of Spokane and Marvin Brazington of Sterling; sisters Eugenia Kirby of Spirit Lake, Idaho, and Beatrice Stanger of Portland, Ore.
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