Memorial service scheduled for Newcastle Shell owner Dennis Yarnell
February 4, 2013
UPDATED — 2:30 p.m. Feb. 6, 2013
A memorial service for beloved community member Dennis Yarnell will take place at 12:30 p.m. Feb. 10 at Lake Wilderness Lodge, 22500 S.E. 248th St., Maple Valley.
Yarnell, the owner of the Newcastle Shell station, died after his car crashed into a utility pole on Feb. 2, authorities said.
The Newcastle Chamber of Commerce, of which Yarnell, 33, was a member, reported that the Newcastle Shell has set up a table inside its shop to receive flowers and cards. The table, located just next to the station’s cash register, is already filled with flowers and piles of letters from a mourning community.
The Newcastle Shell is collecting donations in Dennis’ honor at its station, 6420 Lake Washington Blvd. S.E. The station will accept cash or checks payable to Newcastle Shell.
In May 2012, Yarnell’s giving nature was on full display in a Newcastle News article about the Newcastle Shell Charity Golf Event to benefit the Fisher House Foundation Veterans of America charity organization.