Jan. 13, 1934 — Feb. 18, 2018
Long-time Longview resident and former Cowlitz County prosecuting attorney, Henry Dunn, 84, passed away peacefully at his home in Seattle on Feb. 18, 2018, surrounded by his family.
Henry Roland Dunn was born Jan. 13, 1934, to James Austin and Hazel (Bradford) Dunn in West Point, Ark. He had an adventurous life in Arkansas and New Mexico before joining the military. “Hank”, as he was known then, served in the Air Force in the Office of Special Investigations participating in counterintelligence operations, serving in Europe and North Africa. After leaving the service, he went to college and law school at the University of Washington, meeting his future wife in Seattle. He moved his young family to Longview to become a deputy prosecuting attorney. Henry served as the prosecuting attorney for Cowlitz County for almost 20 years, finishing his career as an administrative law judge for the State of Washington.
Henry enjoyed fishing and hunting with friends and law enforcement colleagues. He also enjoyed reading and liked watching thrillers and westerns on TV in his spare time. Henry was renowned for his “green thumb” and the results of his gardening efforts in retirement were shared with many friends. Henry had a quiet manner and his sternness could be intimating, but beneath his gruff exterior (which worked in his favor as a prosecuting attorney, and father) was someone who was generous and loyal, with a strong sense of integrity and honor. His dry sense of humor often surprised people. Henry was a devoted husband, loving father and grandfather, and valued friend. He will be missed.
Henry is survived by his wife, Mary; a daughter, Elizabeth “Betsy” Dunn Andreini (Brian); a son, Robert Dunn; a grandson, Benjamin Andreini; two brothers, George Dunn and Lee Dunn; a sister, Tilden Parks; and his extended family.