Donald Jess Britton

Donald Britton was born Nov. 7, 1930 and passed away Jan. 28, 2014. Don’s family moved to Snohomish in 1938. He attended Snohomish schools and was senior class and FFA president. He served his country in the Army during the Korean War. When he returned, Don and his twin brother, Dan, started Britton Brothers Auction in 1955. The auction was a fixture in Snohomish for 35-years. Don married Roberta Green on July 29, 1955. The couple is survived by seven children: Donna (Allen) Stevens, Kellie (Scott) Fetterly, Jeanette (Dan) Thompson, Kathy (Carl) Walsh, Dwain (Kathy) Britton, Linda (Dave) Monzel, and Tresa (Darren) Bredeson; grandchildren: Jesse (Shannon) Stevens, Erica Monzel, Kyle Stevens, Shaya (James) Honcoop, Sarah Monzel, Kacey Walsh, Andrew Walsh, Crystal Thompson, Adam Thompson; great granddaughter Emma Honcoop; sister Judy Guzman; and his dog, Rex. Preceding him to heaven was his wife forever, Roberta; grandson Shem Hendrickson; seven brothers, and his parents. Don was elected to Snohomish School Board in 1974. With the goal of helping the Snohomish Country farming community, he was elected to three terms as County Commissioner/Councilman. He always believed that a strong farming base is essential to our country. In 1990, Don and Roberta “retired” to Colville to raise beef cattle. Don managed and worked his farm until this past November and made sure we had instructions to follow in his absence. He always made sure the chores were done. You’re invited to a “Celebration of Life” and BBQ with family and friends, on April 26 at 3 p.m. This will take place at Don’s home in Colville. Many thanks to Hospice of Spokane for their support and guidance during these difficult times.