On Friday, July 14, 2023, Warren “Pink” Plamondon passed away in Olympia, Washington, after a long illness, with his family by his side. Pink was born on March 7, 1935, in Olympia, where he spent his entire life.
Pink graduated from Olympia High School in 1954. He married Helen Dissette in 1959. Pink worked for the State of Washington Highways Department (1955-1987) from which he retired as Assistant Highway Superintendent in Lakewood, Washington. In his retirement, he worked as a groundskeeper at Providence St. Peter Hospital and in the Garden Department at Home Depot.
Pink was an avid outdoorsman; among many things, this included hunting, fishing, softball, running, landscaping, and supporting dirt bike racing. He was a Mariner’s baseball fan, as well as a football fan. In the late 1950s, he was a member of the Midnight Timers Car Club. He really loved his grandchildren and great-grandchildren, his dogs, and watching birds. He always had a positive attitude and, even through his illness, he never complained, and always had a smile for everyone he met. That smile will be greatly missed.
Pink is survived by his wife, Helen Plamondon; daughters, Renee’ (Mike) Chitwood, Kelly (Dale) Knutson, Deann Watson; son, Shawn Plamondon; seven grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
There will be no service.
Memorial donations may be made through the mail to:
American Parkinson Disease Association, Northwest Chapter