Harold Hines

September 30, 1931  –  August 17, 2021


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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.

5 Responses to “Harold Hines”

  • Mary Jane Hansen says:

    The beautiful tribute written about your Dad is a tribute to you as his family. So many wonderful memories you all have about him. You brought him joy and happiness. God love all of you. Danny and wish we could be with you but age and distance have kept us close to home. We are with you in love and spirit. Please embrace my sister Regina when you are able and tell her I love her. Rest In Peace Hal. Love Danny and Mary Jane

  • Carmen Fuentes says:

    Having met Harold and the Hines Family has been a blessing to my life. I will always remember how nice he and Regina were with my family and me when I arrived to this country. My prayers are with the Hines family during this difficult time.

  • Rod and Jackie Rieger says:

    Your dad had a positive impact on many lives. We are very happy he was part of ours. He was Rod’s sponsor when he became catholic. The way he cared for people and the love he gave will live in our memory and hearts.
    Sending hugs,love and prayers for all the family.

  • Lorinda Hines says:

    To Regina and family,

    I am so sorry to hear of Hal’s passing. For the entire 25 years he was my father-in-law, I knew him as such a gentle, jovial soul. My heart is with you all.


  • Pamela, Victoria and Oscar Fuentes says:

    Harold was a great man. He always had a smile and knew how to make you laugh. Harold will be missed. He had an impact on our family, always willing to helps us out. Please accept our condolences. Let us know if there’s anything we can do to help during this difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Hines family. We hope that all of you will able to find peace through the good memories you had with Harold.

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