Kirkland mourns the loss of a man who set an example of service to one's community

Dick and Sandy Ekins at home in 2008. Source: Kirkland Reporter — Image Credit: Katherine Ganter/Reporter Newspapers

Dick and Sandy Ekins at home in 2008. Source: Kirkland Reporter — Image Credit: Katherine Ganter/Reporter Newspapers

Dick Ekins: September 1, 1927 - December 14, 2014

Dick served our community for many years, making an impact on our city. Dick joined the Kiwanis Club of Kirkland in 1973, was elected to the Kirkland City Council, and served as Deputy Mayor of the City of Kirkland. 

1973 Joined Kiwanis Club of Kirkland, sponsor Dick Shinstrom
1976-77 Served as KCK President
1987 Transferred to Kiwanis Club of Kirkland Sunrisers
Wife Sandy was first woman President of Kirkland Rotary
Dick was a past Kirkland City Councilman and Deputy Mayor.
Dick and his family owned Coast to Coast Kirkland Hardware where Kiwanis Club sold Christmas trees for many years.
Link to memorial: http://acacia.tributes.com/dignitymemorial/obituary/Richard-Wayne-Ekins-101975693.

In 2008, The Kirkland Reporter published a nice article about Dick and Sandy Ekins titled, "Kirkland's Mom and Pop." Read it here: http://www.kirklandreporter.com/community/25442964.html