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Lynette Patricia Niles-Trent


Lynette Patricia Niles-Trent passed away April 20, 2018, after complications from a heart attack. She was preceded in death by her husband, John "Jack" Trent, both parents, and two brothers. She is survived by her four children, 10 grandchildren, and six siblings.

Lynette was born on Feb. 27, 1953, in Yakima, to William and Rosemary Niles. At age 12, her family moved to Pasco. She graduated from Pasco High School in 1971. She married Richard Richardson in 1972, and they had two children, Danielle (Hamann) and Rick (Richardson). The Navy took them to Connecticut, Virginia, and California, and they returned to home to Kennewick after his tour was over in 1977. Lynette worked in the Hanford area for many years during that time.

In 1988, Lynette married the love of her life, Jack. His children, Bob (Trent) and Sonja (Long), completed the family. She went back to school and graduated with an AA from Columbia Basin College in 1994. In 1997, they moved to Ravensdale where Lynette worked for Swedish Hospital in Seattle. After many camping trips to Trout Lake, they fell in love and decided to make it their home. They were in the process of building their dream home there, but sadly Jack was diagnosed with cancer and passed away before their dream was realized. Lynette then moved to Goldendale in 2007 where she spent time with friends and family and became a part of the Goldendale Nazarene Church. With new grandchildren in New York, she jumped at the opportunity to be with them in 2012. The New Yorkers all returned back to Kennewick in 2015.

Lynette was a devoted and loving mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend. She loved gardening, rescuing pets, quilting, and spending time with family and friends. She was also quite crafty, and her many creations are scattered throughout friends' and families' homes. Lynette was very generous-it was her gift. It was hard to pay for dinner if she was present, and your birthday was always remembered. Lynette had a great sense of humor and made us all laugh with her puns and jokes! She was tightly knit to her church groups and jumped in where ever needed. Lynette is especially known for her baby quilts. Over 100 kids and adults were blessed by the quilts that she made especially for them. She loved to travel and never turned down an adventure of any kind. She's now on her greatest adventure yet!

A celebration of her life will be held at The County Christian Center, 5500 W Sagemoor Road, Pasco, Washington, on Saturday, May 5, at 3 p.m. A dinner will follow.


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