Daryl was born on March 3, 1924 in Kalispell, Montana to Wayne and Blanche Hagie and moved on to his forever home with Jesus one day short of his 92nd birthday on March 2, 2016.
He spent his public school years in Fort Benton, MT and enjoyed summers at Glacier National Park with his parents.
It was there that he met Charles Russell, the famous Western artist.
He attended Iowa State University and then spent 33 months in the US Army serving in the Pacific Theater during WWII.
He graduated from the University of Montana, Missoula, received his master’s degree from Indiana University, Bloomington, and his doctorate in Education and Counseling from WSU, Pullman.
He became Dean of Students at Eastern Washington State College in 1955 and continued there as Vice President for Student Services until his retirement from EWU in 1983.
He enjoyed the friendships of many WSU and EWU students, staff and faculty.
Daryl loved water, both lake and ocean, and was always pursuing that perfect piece of driftwood or the biggest, clearest agate.
He loved to play golf poorly, but loved his family best of all.
He was a man of few words, and those he spoke were worth their weight in gold.
He was widely known for his kindness, grace and twinkle.
Special thanks to the staff at Rockwood/Courtyard.
Daryl was blessed to have a second family there.
He lost his sweetheart of 63 years (Jean) last May.
He is survived by son Wayne (Barbara); daughter Ann (Mark Summerson); five grandchildren and spouses and three great-grandchildren.
A private family service will be held at a later date.
He enthusiastically supported sending WSU and UI college students on mission trips to Guatemala.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Guatemala Missions, Attention: Ann Summerson, Concordia Lutheran Church, 1015 NE Orchard Drive, Pullman WA 99163, checks payable to Concordia Lutheran.
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