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DeVaughn Theodore McCrea

January 29, 1940March 29, 2021

McCREA, DeVaughn T.

Passed away on March 29, 2021 at his home on the West End of the Spokane Indian Reservation. Vaughn was born on January 29, 1940 to Archie and Alva McCrea in Nespelem, WA. Vaughn was a heavy equipment operator for many years. Vaughn married Geraldine McDonald and raised their family in the Fruitland area. Vaughn was a member of the Spokane Tribe of Indians. Vaughn is survived by three children Darren McCrea, Stevie McCrea and Renea Moritz and two grandchildren, his brother Mick McCrea and his sister Terry McCrea and numerous nieces and nephews and extended family. Vaughn is preceded in death by his wife Geraldine in 2017. A Celebration of Life Memorial Service will be held on Friday April 9, 2021 at 1:00 PM at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church (Rock Church) Fruitland, WA with Father Richard Semple, Officiating. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.strate-funeral.com for the McCrea family. STRATE FUNERAL HOME, DAVENPORT, A is caring for the family.

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Lola Frederick

April 4, 2021

I did not know DeVaughn, but have wanted to contact the McCrea family for some time now. When I lived in Republic in the early 60’s my dad had a very good friend named Denny McCrea there. I am not sure if it was the same spelling.

Anyway, Denny let me come on the reservation and pick out a horse to have. I did not have it very long because my dad was hurt in the Knob Hill mine and we had to move to Yakima. I was in the 4th grade when we moved. I had named the horse Peppy.

I have always wanted to thank Denny or relatives for that special gift. I loved horses so much and that was such a special thing to do.

I am so sorry your family has lost a loved one. Rest In Peace DeVaughn.

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