Dennis W. Groom

1951 - 2012

College Place resident, Dennis W. Groom, 61, passed away
October 1, 2012, at Sacred Heart Medical Center in Spokane,
surrounded by his wife, Janice, and daughter, Christy and her
husband Dave, and his physician, Dr. Leo Obermiller.

Dennis was born in Walla Walla, grew up in Waitsburg
and later moved back to Walla Walla, graduating from Walla
Walla High School. He married Louise Tabor and they had a daughter, Christy
Lynn. Dennis and Louise later separated. He then married
Janice Huffman and resided with her in the Tri-Cities and Walla Walla.
He was a proud member of Northwest Ironworkers Local 14.

Dennis is survived by his wife at home; daughter and
son-in-law, Christy and Dave Gustafson; two grandsons,
Jacob and Zeb, who were the light of his life, of Olympia,
Washington;  ve sisters: Sharon (JR) Pauley, Janell Reyman,
Judy (Jim) Simmons, Carol (Keith) Gradwohl, and Donna
(Larry) Walker; his brother, Darin (Brenda) Groom; and
numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by
his parents, Morrison and Linda Groom; his brother, Don
Groom, and his father-in-law, Joe Huffman.

At Dennis’s request, there will be no formal service.
A private interment will be held at Mountain View
Cemetery on October 4, 2012.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Kidney
Foundation or Susan G. Komen For the Cure through Mountain
View-Colonial DeWitt, 1551 Dalles Military Road, Walla
Walla, WA 99362.

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