North Dakota, USA
The Seattle Times
Sunday, April 21, 2013
Joseph D. HARNEY
Joseph Harney was born in Fargo, North Dakota in 1949 to Margeret Peggy Harney. He lived there and in Oklahoma and Missouri until he was a young teen-- before hopping a treight traines and seeing much of the U. S. He "lived off the land" in the mountains of Idaho for two years. In 1974 he was camping in his old panel truch at Dog Beach in Sand Point, Idaho when he met his soon-to-be-wife. When they married, he adpoted her little toddler, Desiree, and and began his trade as a carpenter. He honed his skills, becoming an incredible finish carprnter, taught himself to lay tile, and many other skills with his hands and brains, becoming a perfectionist in all. He known for the quality of his work and honest. Later, when his wife and he divorced, Joe moved to Seattle where he worked with kitchen studios, building gorgeous kitchens and bathroons. He also worked in Hawaii, and in the South after a hurricane caused devastation there.
He is survived by his beloved daughter, Desiree, his son-in-law Kevin, and his four adored grandchildren, Sophia, Ava, Eliiah and Stella, as well as his much loved aunt Pat Snyder, aunt Florence, and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his mother and three brothers, Sidney, Brady and Rodney.
Joe's many dear friends all agree that he was a gentle, kind giving, incredible special , funey, empathetic, soft-spoken, most unique man. All of us who knew him are luckey that he came into our lives; he was such a good person.
Joe's wishes were thar his ashes be buried with the ashes of his beloved dogs.
Acelebration of his life is forthcoming, near the water, with thoes who loved him.
Cremated, Location of ashes is unknown.
Specifically: buried with the ashes of his beloved dogs
Created by: Mr. Jean Coston
Record added: Jun 26, 2013
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