Allan Corrill Buck, age 64, passed away in Spokane on Jan. 14, 2014 after a courageous battle with canÂcer. He was born the son of Donald G. and Arlene H. Buck on April 9, 1949 in Seattle. Allan grew up and atÂtended school in Seattle, graduÂating from Cleveland High School in 1967.
After graduating from high school, Allan atÂtended and graduated from Washington State University with a Bachelorâ€™s degree in Electrical Engineering. He worked various jobs while in college, mostly in the electrical field, and upon reÂceiving his degree, he worked as an electrical service technician for 16 years. Allan then went to work as an electrical enÂgineer for Jacobs Engineering for the remainder of his career.
Allan met Lorae Homme in1982, and the couple was married in 1989. They were longtime residents of the Seattle area until relocating to Eastern Washington, living in ChewÂelah for two years, then moved to Colville, where Allan lived for the last 12 years.
Allan truly loved living in Eastern WashingÂton and everyÂthing this beautiful area has to offer. He enjoyed outdoor life, riding his ATV, golfing, and fishing. Allan was also an avid sports fan. He played basketball, squash, soccer, and golf. Whatever sport or hobby he focused on, he would become the best he could be at it. Allan was also very talented with comÂputers and enjoyed repairing them for friends. He was a very generous man, always helping one in need. Allan would freÂquently donate to the local food banks, Humane Society, DisÂabled Veterans Organizations and would also donate his time repairing vending machines for Providence Mt. Carmel HospiÂtal.
Allan was preceded in death by his father, Donald Buck.
He is survived by his loving wife, Lorae Buck, Colville; his mother, Arlene Buck, Federal Way; by his mother-in-law, Lillian Beggs, Tri-Cities; a brother, Larry Buck and wife Kathy, Bothell; his sister, Marcia Williamson, Federal Way; brother-in-law, Ted Homme and wife Kathy, Tri-Cities; and sister-in-law Julie Homme, Tri-Cities.
If one so wishes, memorial contributions can be made in AlÂlanâ€™s name to the Colville Food Bank.
A Memorial Service for Allan will be held at a later date.
Please visit the online memorial and sign the guest book at www.danekasfuneralchapel.com.
Danekas Funeral Chapel & Crematory has been entrusted with arÂrangements.