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Harold Eugene Denison

May 4, 1945December 25, 2020


Passed away December 25, 2020 in Spokane, WA his home is on the West end Spokane Indian Reservation. Cheach was born on May 4, 1945 in Wilbur, WA to Jesse and Clara Denison. He lived most of his life on the Spokane Reservation and attended school at Hunters High School. After high school he joined the US Army during Vietnam. On June 16, 1979 he married Laurie Hughes at the Fruitland Bible Camp. Cheach worked several different jobs throughout his life but before retirement he was a maintenance foreman for the BIA. Cheach loved spending time with friends and family, loved to paint and sing. Cheach is survived by his wife of 41 yrs. Laurie at the home, five children Alauna Schroeder, Teisha Banister, Aleisha Smith, Grant Denison and Steven Denison along with 14 grandchildren and two great grandchildren. He has two brothers Phillip and Danny Denison and three sisters Altha Flett, Ardell Bolenous and Sharon Yeager along with numerous nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents, two brothers Denny and Grant, three sisters Eileen, Jessie and Wilma. Funeral Service, Wednesday, December 29, 2020 at 11:00 AM at the West End Community Center, Fruitland, WA. Interment will be at the Julia Brown Cemetery, Fruitland, WA. Memorials may be made to the Shriners Hospital for Chuildren. Fond Memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at Strate Funeral Home, Davenport, WA is caring for the Denison family.


Harold Eugene Denison

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Richard & Yvonne Abrahamson

January 3, 2021

Sending our love and prayers to all of you! Look to the wonderful memories you shared to bring you comfort. *hugs*

Ed Dashiell

December 31, 2020

Dear Laurie, Aleisha, Grant, Steven and families,

We were so sorry to hear the news of Cheach's death. Lots of memories go back to those years we were all watching sports together at Columbia and we had many great visits with Cheach. My sister always claimed that Cheach was probably one of the best athletes Columbia ever had, especially in elementary school. He also could take great pride in overcoming challenges in his life and living such a good life for so many years. We were very sorry to learn of his service after it had already taken place. We very much appreciate your friendship over all these years. And Julie so enjoyed the years teaching the kids at school and the interaction with you Laurie, and with Cheach. We pass on our love, thoughts, and prayers to each of you. The folks at Cedonia Church have lifted you up in prayer as well.

God's Blessings to each of you,
Ed and Julie Dashiell