September 30, 1931 – August 17, 2021
Harold (Hal) was born to Joseph Hines and Emma (Thoma) Hines on September 30, 1931 in Little Falls, MN.He passed away on August 17, 2021 in Kirkland WA.
He left Little Falls after high school, to follow his sister to the Seattle area where he went to community college in Everett until he was drafted into the Army in January, 1953. After 1 year, 3 months, and 24 days (as Hal would say) including a short time in Korea, he was honorably discharged from the military. He then went on to graduate from The University of Washington in Seattle, WA with a bachelor’s degree in Accounting and soon after began his career with the Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA).
Hal transferred with DCAA to Denver, CO where he met and married his wife of 58 years, Regina (Guthrie) Hines. They relocated in 1984 to Marysville, WA to be close to his sisters.
Hal retired from DCAA in 1990 and went on to start his own business, HJH Accounting, preparing tax returns.
Hal enjoyed his free time by going for daily walks, tending to his many blueberry bushes, and most of all, spending time with his kids and grandkids. He was the dad who would jump into the neighborhood round of kickball after work, and would love to challenge his kids to a game of basketball or ping-pong. He never took it easy on them, and would delight in beating them, as well as seeing their skills get to the point that they could beat him. He enjoyed watching the many sporting events and functions whenever possible.
Hal’s greatest joy was getting to know each grandchild, and watching them grow. He loved attending their events and cheering them on. Even as dementia began to rob him of his memory, he tried to play and be silly with his grand-kids. He strove, above all else, to make them smile and laugh.
Harold is survived by his wife, Regina (Guthrie), his children, Kym Hines, Linda (Brent) Dippie, Cheryl (Dave) MacIntyre, Brenda Hines, Douglas (Katherine) Hines, Kristin (Russ) Farnsworth, Michael Hines, and his 9 grandchildren, Zachory, Korrie, Morgan, Sara, Ben, Malik, Jacob, Moses, and Emma. Harold’s nieces, nephews and their families are too numerous to name. He is preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Emma, his siblings, Ray, Ralph, Loretta, Berna, and Del.
Services will be held on August 30, 2021 at Saint Teresa of Calcutta Catholic Church in Woodinville, WA. Viewing begins at 9:00am, a Rosary will be said at 9:30am with Funeral Mass at 10am followed by the burial at 12pm at Holyrood Catholic Cemetery in Shoreline, WA and a reception afterwards at Richmond Beach in Shoreline, WA.