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Del McConnell


August 8, 2018

Delbert Everett McConnell was born on Oct. 30, 1933, in Rapid City, South Dakota, to William and Naomi (Jameson) McConnell. He married Joanie Rae Rouse on July 5, 1958 in Spokane. Del worked at the Goldendale Aluminum Plant as a steelworker and was a member of the Nazarene Church in Goldendale. He loved fishing, reading, taking walks and camping with his family.

Del passed away in Goldendale on July 28, 2018 at the age of 84. He is survived by his wife, Joanie McConnell of Goldendale; sons Curtis (Polly) McConnell of Vancouver, Washington, and Dennis McConnell of Goldendale; brother Donald McConnell of Reno, Nevada; sister Doris Wilson of Sprague, Washington; two grandchildren; and four great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his son Jeff who passed away in 1985, and siblings Naomi, Bill, Jim, Donna, Richard and Kathy.

A funeral service was held at the Goldendale Church of the Nazarene on Friday, Aug. 3, with burial at Spokane Memorial Gardens in Spokane. Columbia Hills Memorial Chapel handled arrangements. To send condolences to the McConnell family, please visit


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