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Gale Easterday, 79 passed away on Dec. 10, 2020.

Gale was the heart of the family business at Easterday Farms, known for his signature cowboy hat and keen sense of humor. He loved his family and farming and never missing an opportunity to hop on a big piece of iron. He was part old-school farmer and part new-school innovator, a man who could hold the attention of corporate CEOs, spend hours with a mechanic tinkering with a new piece of equipment, and be mistaken for a janitor at his own business by an unknowing visitor. His legacy will live on in a fund being created to provide under-served youth the opportunity to participate in livestock projects at area fairs and other ag-related activities . Donations in Gale’s memory can be made to the Gale Easterday Fund – is at any Numerica Credit Union branch or by calling 800-433-1837 or mailed to Gale Easterday Fund 1970 Keene Road, Richland, WA 99352.