Dallin Eric Childs | Obituary

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Dallin Eric Childs
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Dallin Eric Childs died on Dec. 18 after living with multiple myeloma for 11 years.

Born Aug. 13, 1941 in Cedar City, Utah, to Franklin and Catherine Childs, the youngest of five boys.

Grew up in China Lake, Calif., graduated from Sherman E. Burroughs High School, enlisted in the U.S. Army, spent two years in Munich, Germany.  Bachelor’s degree in political science, University of Utah; master’s in public administration, University of Southern California. Worked for the Defense Department in human resources.

Married Karen Kavaney in 1966; they had two children, Lisa and Ryan.

Enjoyed spending time with his family and friends and attending his grandchildren’s activities. Coached youth basketball and umpired baseball at the high school/junior college level.

Survived by his wife, Karen; daughter and son-in-law, Lisa and Theo Cragg, son and daughter-in-law, Ryan and Jenny Childs; grandchildren, Matthew, Megan, and Kellen; brother Ken.

Memorial service Dec. 29, 11 a.m., Stone Chapel, Poulsbo. Contributions to local food banks preferred. Online memorial at

— Family of Dallin Eric Childs


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