Danny Luke Dunnagan, beloved husband, dad, anpa, brother, uncle, friend, and Mr. D, passed from his earthly life to his heavenly life on January 4, 2023. He was surrounded by his family as he faced his fourth and final battle with cancer.
Danny was born on November 15, 1957, to John and Pearline (Blazer) Dunnagan in Long Beach, CA. He joined three brothers, completing their family. As a young child, the family moved to Adna, WA, and Dan became a part of the Adna High School Class of 1975. This small group of students remain connected and supportive of each other to this day. Danny and Robyn met in September of 1976, were engaged the following month, and married in February 1977. During their years together they welcomed three children, experienced many adventures, and looked forward to what opportunity might be coming next.
Prior to retiring in 2018, Dan enjoyed a diverse career path. He enjoyed a couple of businesses he owned and operated, savored many summers working in the fishing industry in Bristol Bay, and spent 20 years with the State of Washington Department of Transportation on Whidbey Island. Dan had a passion for helping kids see and reach their potential. He
encouraged kids to be their authentic selves. After leaving the WSDOT, he returned to college and completed his degree in education. He taught middle school math and science in the Pasco School District for many years, establishing life-long connections with students and colleagues.
Dan’s most recent passion was in developing property purchased in Idaho. His goal was to create a place where family and friends could visit, enjoy all that nature offered, and find rest and relaxation from busy lives. Danny had a jovial perspective of life, unwavering faith in God, and amazing musical talent. He was a mainstay for family and friends and comic extraordinaire and will be missed by many. Dan poured his life into serving and helping others.
Danny was preceded in death by his parents, John T. Dunnagan and Pearline (Blazer) Dunnagan. Danny is survived by his wife, Robyn; son Keith Dunnagan (Meghan and grandsons Nathan and Wyatt); son Kyle Dunnagan (Nadina and grandson Cole); daughter Kandace Dunnagan Meinecke (William and grandsons Marcus and Liam); his 3 brothers Johnny Mac (Cynthia); Gary (Rhonda); Derrell (Sherry) and numerous nieces and nephews.
A private graveside service will be held at Einan’s Sunset Garden to be followed by a Celebration of Life to be scheduled this spring.
I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. Philippians 4:13