More detail on this person: Edward Dean Chandler CHANDLER, Edward Dean Spokesman-Review, The (Spokane, WA) - Thursday, April 24, 2008 CHANDLER, Edward Dean Colonel (US Army Ret.) Ed Chandler was born in Spokane, Washington, on August 30, 1945, and passed away April 19, 2008. He attended schools in Spokane and following graduation from Eastern Washington State College in 1967 he joined the US Army where he graduated from the Infantry Officers Basic Course, Ranger School, Parachutist and Helicopter Qualification Courses. He served in Vietnam where he was awarded the Purple Heart Medal, the Army Commendation Medal, the Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm, the Vietnam Service Ribbon, the US Service Ribbon, the Combat Infantryman's Badge, the United States Presidential Unit Citation, the Vietnamese Presidential Unit Citation and several other awards for the Tet Offensive of 1968. He garnered many additional awards and recognition over his distinguished military career and traveled to multiple countries, gathering many friends along the way, keeping close contact throughout the years. He retired in 1995 and made Lakewood his home. Following his military career Ed taught elementary school, did a brief stint with the Steilacoom sheriff's department, and then went to work at Clover Park Technical College where he was Dean of the Transportation Trades Division for three years. Most recently he opened Northwest Commercial Bank where he was a major stockholder and Chairman of the Board. He was a member of Oakbrook Golf and Country Club and was active in the Rotary Club of Clover Park where he served as president in 2006-2007. Ed was a devoted and loving husband to Sandi, his wife of 42 years. He loved spending time with family, being at his cabin in Spokane, playing golf with friends, hunting with his hunting partner, and walking his best buddies (dogs) Ruby and Sadie. Ed never met a stranger, often spending time he couldn't spare to strike up conversations with people he didn't know, leaving them with "see ya later" and a warm smile. Ed was preceded in death by his mother and father, Camilla and Boyd Chandler and his sister, Sharon. He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Sandi, daughters Julee Dilley (Colin) of Lakewood, Deborah Hile (Steve) of Steilacoom and Susan Chandler of Dupont. He leaves behind grandchildren Christin, Jacob, Jacquelyn, Alexsandra, Ashton, and Chandler as well as many close relatives in Spokane and a nephew, in Germany. Services will be held on Saturday, April 26th, 2008 at 1:00 PM at Mountain View Memorial Park located at 4100 Steilacoom Blvd. SW, Lakewood, WA 98499. A remembrance can be made to the Rotary Club of Clover Park for student scholarships PO Box 98764 Lakewood, WA 98498 or charity of your choice.
Burial information: Mountain View Memorial Park, Lakewood, WA
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