Donald DeForest Fleming died at home on Sunday, August 4, 2013. He was 92.
He was born on Aug. 26, 1920, in Jennings Lodge, Ore.
AT age 18, he hitchhiked to Seattle where he attended the University of Washington. There he met Marjorie Mary Kirk. They were married on Aug.29, 1941.
After service in World War II, he returned to the University of Washington and received a law degree in 1951. He practiced law for more than 50 years.
He was senior partner with LeSourd, Patten, Fleming & Hartung from 1970-1984. In 1985, he moved his office to Bellevue to practice law independently. He was co-founded the Juvenile Court Conference Committee in Bellevue that provided counsel to at-risk youth to help them avoid prosecution and incarceration.
He served as commodore of both Meydenbauer Bay Yacht Club and Corinthian Yacht Club. For several years, he served as president of East Shore Unitarian Church. He was co-founder and legal counsel for the Bellevue Schools Foundation and served on the Bellevue Parks Board.
Two years after the death of his wife in 1997, he met Carol Ann Davidson. They married on Aug. 16, 2011.
He is preceded in death by his mother, Mary Pierce Fleming; father, Hugh Bidlake Fleming; brother, Hugh Bidlake Fleming and wife, Marjorie Mary Kirk Fleming.
He is survived by his wife, Carol Ann Davidson; brother, Warren Fleming; children, Anne Fleming, Lee Fleming Larsen, Mary Fleming and Don Fleming Jr.
A celebration of his life will be held at 3 p.m. Aug. 24 at University Unitarian Church, 655635th Ave. NE, Seattle. Memorial gifts may be made to the Donald D. Fleming Endowed Scholarship at the University of Washington School of Law (call Kimberly Eckstein, 206-543-2964) or to bellevueschoolsfoundation.org.