Darrell Quinlan

Obituary of Darrell Thomas Quinlan

Darrell Thomas Quinlan passed away February 10, 2022, in Olympia, Washington.  He was born May 23, 1945, to Thomas Jacob Quinlan and Winnifred (Drury) Quinlan in Tacoma, Washington. 


He graduated from Puyallup High School in 1964, and served in the U.S. Navy from 1964 to 1970.  He married Alberta Billman on June 25, 1983, at Olympia’s St. Michael Parish.


Professionally, Darrell was a civilian employee with the Department of the Army at JBLM for 25 years.  He also worked for the Washington State Treasurer’s Office.


Darrell had a wonderful sense of humor and was no stranger to anyone.  He was an artist, loved drawing cartoons, and wrote the sayings to go with the drawings.  He enjoyed watching the Mariners, Seahawks, and NASCAR.  He also enjoyed watching Gunsmoke and The Virginian every day, as well as the History Channel.


Darrell loved attending sports games of his children, and was a proud Papa to his three grandsons.  He also loved the coffee klatch at the YMCA with his friends while his wife worked out.


Darrell is survived by his wife, Alberta Quinlan of Tumwater; son, Patrick Quinlan, wife Kelsey, and their sons, Benjamin and Theodore, and one on the way, while they are stationed at NAS Whidbey Island, Washington; and daughter, Kathleen Quinlan, and her son Kaleb of Tumwater.  He was predeceased by his parents; brothers, Arnold Westmark, Steve Quinlan and Dennis Quinlan; and numerous sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews, and cousins.


There will be a memorial service on Friday, March 11, 2020, 1:00 p.m. at St. Michael Parish, 1208 11th Ave., Olympia, WA 98501; with a graveside service to follow at 2:00 p.m. at Calvary Catholic Cemetery, 3850 Cleveland Ave. SE, Tumwater, WA 98501.  There will be a potluck reception at 3:00 p.m. at Huber Gasthaus, 2312 Friendly Grove Rd. NE, Olympia, WA 98506.


Memorial donations may be to the American Heart Association or a charity of your choice.


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