John W. Coddington, of Kennewick, and formerly of Moscow, died January 13, 2019 at his home. He was 47.
John was born February 17, 1971 in Lincoln City, Oregon to Donald and Diana Davis Coddington. John grew up in the Willamette Valley and graduated from Willamina High School in 1989. He attended Oregon State University where he earned his Bachelors in Chemistry, graduating in 1993. While attending OSU he met Margaret Ann Motteler, and they were married on August 7, 1993.
John and Margaret Ann made their way to the Palouse, and John attended graduate School at Washington State University, earning his PhD in 1997. John and Margaret Ann made their home in Moscow as John went to work for Anatek Labs Inc., where he worked for 17 years. They then moved to Kennewick where John worked for Terragraphics Environmental Engineering.
While living in Moscow, John was a member of the First United Methodist Church where he served on the church council. He was also a member of the Moscow Baseball Association and was active with his sons in Scouting in both Moscow and Kennewick.
John loved to fish, but nothing gave him more joy than spending time with his family and he always could be found cheering on his sons in their many activities.
John is survived by his wife Margaret Ann, sons; Calvin and Frank, and by his extended family, Margaret Ann’s sisters and their husbands and children; Jim & Melissa Dolstad, Brian & Marianne Vincent (Brianne (Joshua) Able & Emily Vincent), John and Megan Schiefelbein (Katie and Madeline Schiefelbein) and his father Don Coddington. John was preceded in death by his mother-in-law, Janet Motteler and his mother, Diana.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 19, 2019 at the First United Methodist Church in Moscow. A private family burial will be held at Mountain View Cemetery in Leavenworth, WA.
Memorials in John’s name may be made to the First United Methodist Church in Moscow, to Boy Scout Troop 344 in Moscow c/o First Presbyterian Church of Moscow 405 S Van Buren St, Moscow, ID 83843, or to Boy Scout troop 159 c/o Bill Merk 3905 Riverhill DR. Pasco, WA 99301.
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