Vernon H. Annette was born on February 8, 1935 in Bellingham, WA to Vernon and Ella Annette. After high school, Vern completed a five-year apprenticeship program with the plumber and pipefitter union. Vernon worked in construction for a few years then, from 1960 to 1994, Vernon worked for Texaco Refinery. He was regarded as an excellent welder, fabricator, and estimator.
Vernon was at home in the mountains; picking blueberries, hiking, and back country hunting in the mountains of Eastern Washington, especially hunting the cabin on Taroda Creek.
Vernon was a dedicated father who loved his family.
Vernon is survived by his wife Diane, daughter Marcia Mallahan, sons Dale Annette and Darryl (Tammy) Annette, sisters La Verne Stephens, Carol Knoll, and Kathy Dunton, brother Bob Annette, five grandchildren Mark, Zachary, Katie, D.J., and Steven, and one great-grandchild Wyatt.
Vernon was preceded in death by his sisters Mamie, Deloris, Eleanor, and Colleen, son-in-law Matt Mallahan, and father-in-law Marion Burgraff.
The family would like to thank all the caregivers that helped care for him during his last months. A celebration of life will take place at a later date.