Donald Alan Scriven, AKA, Donnie, Grampa, Don, Grampa Don, Grand-a-pa, Dad, brother, honey, and on and on, passed away at 74 years young on September 16, 2023, in his home in Coupeville, WA. Don was born August 12, 1949, at the Harpole Maternity Home in Coupeville. He was raised by Jack and Louise Scriven in Langley, WA, the youngest of 4 boys. Don attended grades 1-12 in Langley where he became a punter for the Langley High football team. He would likely tell you the best thing he took away from high school was the love of his life, Lynn Burley, who he would marry on June 14, 1969. Don and Lynn just recently celebrated 54 years of marriage with the same sparkle in their eyes that they shared in 1969. These lovebirds moved to Seattle that same year and in March of 1972 welcomed their oldest son, Todd. Two years later, in February, they added their youngest son, Peter, to the family.
Don worked as an Emergency Generator Technician at Cummins NW in Renton, retiring in 2011. He was respected in his work as both a leader and mentor.
Don loved to travel and fish and if these two things could be done together, all the better. If you asked him what he loved most, however, he would always say his family. He will always be remembered for his pipe, his smile, his hugs, and his amazingly generous spirit. He is survived by his wife, Lynn, his two boys, Todd (Kate), Pete (Lisa) and his five grandchildren, Ashley, Molly, Hunter, Grace and Abby who loved him to the moon and back.
Services for Don will be held at Trinity Lutheran Church, Freeland, WA on Saturday, September 30, at 1:00 p.m. For those who wish to make a donation in Don’s name he would ask that they be made to Whidbey Health MAC Clinic, Whidbey Health Palliative Care, or Whidbey Health Hospice.
You are loved and will be missed, but never forgotten.
“Until we meet again.”