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Wendell Nida


Wendell Nida

Wendell Keith Nida, 77, passed away in Goldendale, Washington on Dec. 17, 2016. He was born in Miller, Missouri on Oct. 27, 1939 to Alfred and Mildred (Pennington) Nida. The family moved to Hood River, Oregon when Wendell was five years old. He graduated from WyEast High School in 1958. Mr. Nida served in the Army National Guard and worked for Howell Construction. On Aug. 3, 1983, Wendell married Andrea Lee Taylor. They moved to Goldendale and Wendell started his own business, Nida Construction. Mr. Nida enjoyed working on cars and the company of animals, especially cats. He is survived by his wife Andrea; children Tami (Hayden) Irish of Albany, OR; Kendall (Kay) Nida of Tri-Cities, WA; Rick Nida of Bend, OR; Cindy Kern of Colorado; Nicole Nida of Bend; stepchildren Darcey (John) Torres of Honolulu, HI, Tammy Bailey of Seattle and Lars Jensen of Goldendale; 16 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by grandson Josh Westbrook. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017 at New Life Assembly of God Church in Goldendale. Please send condolences to the Nida family by visiting


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