Daniel Colin Ghere, 75, passed away peacefully Oct. 21, 2020, at Olympic Medical Center in Port Angeles. He was born Dec. 29, 1944, to Norman and Ann (Shock) Ghere in Chehalis, Wash. Dan remained in the Boistfort Valley after graduating from Boistfort High School in 1963.
Dan met Lisa Wollen while attending Centralia College, and they married in 1965. Dan was drafted into the United States Marine Corps that same year where he served 14 months in Vietnam. He returned home and worked at Kraft Foods for a few years before welcoming a son, Sean, in 1971. Shortly after Sean was born, Dan went to work for Graystone. The company was bought out by Cascade Materials and Dan managed the Centralia branch until 1990. Dan and Lisa divorced in 1983.
He met Cheryl Shute in 1986, and they wed in 1987. They welcomed a daughter, Kelsey, that same year, and in 1989, another daughter, Lacy, followed. The family moved to Sequim, Wash., in 1990, where Dan became the manager for Blake Sand and Gravel for 18 years. He retired from the company in 2008, but worked part time for The Quarry to keep him busy. He officially retired in 2017. Dan enjoyed his years loving sports, growing the family garden, and making his yard “golf course perfect”. His passion was cars, more specifically Corvettes. Dan entered into quite a few parades and car shows, and would go on yearly car cruises with his brother, traveling as far as South Dakota.
Dan is survived by his son, Sean (Stacey) Ghere of Chehalis; daughters, Kelsey (Josh) Chapman and Lacy (Derek) Thompson, both of Sequim; grandchildren, Emma, Olivia, Tessa, Sophia, Jordan, Hailie, and Kynsie; and siblings, David Ghere, Dale (Pat) Fiedler, Gwen (Jim) Barr, Sandy (Larry) Lusk, and Debbie (Lon) Sander.
Dan was preceded in death by his wife of 28 years, Cheryl; his mother, Ann Beaber; and his father, Norman Ghere.
Due to COVID-19, a celebration of life will be held at a later date.