Gary Michael Graham

November 3, 1948 - November 10, 2019

Gary Michael Graham, 71, of Plain, Washington, passed away on Sunday November 10, 2019 at Cascade Medical Center in Leavenworth, Washington. He was born November 3, 1948 to Gaillard and Margaret Graham and lived his entire life in Washington State.

Gary enlisted in the army in 1968 and spent four years stationed in Germany. After returning home he worked for his father as a general contractor and in 1990 moved to Plain Washington where he built countless homes throughout the Plain and Wenatchee valley. Gary was very personable and trustworthy and became close friends with almost everyone he built a home for.

Gary had a great passion for the outdoors and spent most of his free time from childhood to the present-day snowmobiling, cross country skiing, hiking, hunting and fishing with family and friends throughout the Cascade and Olympic mountains of Washington state. His favorite pastime was cruising in his boat on the turquoise waters of Lake Chelan in Eastern Washington. Throughout the years, with his wife Myndi and his numerous faithful dogs, they enjoyed exploring the many private harbors and jagged peaks surrounding the fifty-mile-long lake.

Gary was a great friend and mentor to many, both old and young and was always willing to lend a helping hand to anyone who needed it. Gary and Myndi had no children of their own but helped to raise Gary’s niece, Thea Scharmann. He is survived by his wife and best friend Myndi Hanberg-Graham, brother Tim Graham, sister Wendy Graham, brother Rick Graham, as well as many nieces, nephews and cousins.

A celebration of life service will be held Saturday January 4 at Ponderosa Community Club in Plain Washington from 1:00-4:00 p.m. Donations in Gary’s name can be made to the American Cancer Society at: PO Box 22478, Oklahoma City, OK 73123 or call 1-800-227-2345.

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