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Coleen Patricia Raines

October 13, 1962 - May 6, 2024

Coleen Patricia Raines Obituary

Coleen Patricia Raines, age 61, passed into the arms of Jesus on May 6, 2024, in Richland, Washington due to pulmonary fibrosis.


Coleen was born on October 13, 1962 to Oliver and Maureen (Poorman) Hammer in Spokane, WA. She grew up in Spokane with her parents and three siblings: Gary, John, and Greg. Coleen was an accomplished Girl Scout; she spent many of her childhood days selling Girl Scout cookies, earning merit badges, and attending Girl Scout summer camp.


After graduating from West Valley High School in 1981, Coleen moved to Kennewick, Washington where she worked at International Dunes Motel, Apple Inn, and Prime Time Rentals. She met Darrell Raines in August 1985; the two fell in love and married in April 1986. They had four children: Nick in 1988, Kelli in 1990, and twins, Kim and Jeff, in 1994. Following the twins’ birth, Coleen and Darrell opened Raines Electric, Inc., an electrical contracting business, and operated the business until they sold it in September 2023. Aside from Raines Electric, Coleen got her entrepreneurial start with Amway, then later founded several of her own businesses. These businesses included CPR Bookkeeping, Sage Trading, and SparkleOn which she opened with her daughters.


A self-starter by nature and inspired by her deep appreciation of knowledge, Coleen pursued an Associate Degree at Columbia Basin College, which she earned in 1993. She was a lifelong learner even while juggling four children and running Raines Electric. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration from Washington State University in 2010, and later a Master of Accountancy from Emporia State University in 2020.


Coleen’s life was centered around her faith. She accepted Jesus as a young adult and deepened her relationship with Him throughout her life. Her faith never wavered through life’s trials and tribulations. She brought her husband to Christ and shared the gospel with her children and to those around her.


Coleen’s greatest joy in life was spending time with her family. She had a passion for gardening, was an avid reader with an ever-growing library, and enjoyed countless sunsets on her back porch. She took her family camping, enjoyed boating, and never missed a chance to stop at a museum or natural landmark. Coleen was involved in a variety of volunteering roles including sharing her business knowledge with middle schoolers through Junior Achievement, helping in her children’s classrooms, assisting in the Kamiakin Band Booster Club, and coordinating fundraising events. Through multiple decades, Coleen’s volunteering efforts impacted hundreds of students’ lives.


Coleen is preceded in death by her father, Oliver Earl Hammer; mother, Maureen Cecile Strait (Poorman); and brother, Gary Hammer. She is survived by her husband of 38 years, Darrell Raines; children Nickolas (Yi Liu) Raines, Kelli (Andrew) Croskrey, Kimberlie (Santiago) Reyes, and Jeffrey Raines; 3 grandchildren, Madelynn, Evelynn, and Baby Croskrey; stepmother, Glenda Hammer; siblings, John Hammer and Greg (Suzie) Hammer; five stepbrothers and sisters; and many nephews and nieces.


A Celebration of Life to honor and celebrate Coleen will be held at Mueller’s Tri-Cities Funeral Homes, Kennewick, Washington on May 18, 2024 at 1 pm. A gravesite burial will follow. Following the service, all are invited to a reception at Life Tributes, Kennewick, Washington. Coleen was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend. She will be missed terribly.



To share a memory or send a condolence gift, please visit the Official Obituary of Coleen Patricia Raines hosted by Mueller's Funeral Homes.

Coleen Patricia Raines, age 61, passed into the arms of Jesus on May 6, 2024, in Richland, Washington due to pulmonary fibrosis.


Coleen was born on October 13, 1962 to Oliver and Maureen (Poorman) Hammer in Spokane, WA. She grew up in Spokane with her parents and three siblings: Gary, John, and Greg. Coleen was an accomplished Girl Scout; she spent many of her childhood days selling Girl Scout cookies, earning merit badges, and attending Girl Scout summer camp.


After graduating from West Valley High School in 1981, Coleen moved to Kennewick, Washington where she worked at International Dunes Motel, Apple Inn, and Prime Time Rentals. She met Darrell Raines in August 1985; the two fell in love and married in April 1986. They had four children: Nick in 1988, Kelli in 1990, and twins, Kim and Jeff, in 1994. Following the twins’ birth, Coleen and Darrell opened Raines Electric, Inc., an electrical contracting business, and operated the business until they sold it in September 2023. Aside from Raines Electric, Coleen got her entrepreneurial start with Amway, then later founded several of her own businesses. These businesses included CPR Bookkeeping, Sage Trading, and SparkleOn which she opened with her daughters.


A self-starter by nature and inspired by her deep appreciation of knowledge, Coleen pursued an Associate Degree at Columbia Basin College, which she earned in 1993. She was a lifelong learner even while juggling four children and running Raines Electric. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration from Washington State University in 2010, and later a Master of Accountancy from Emporia State University in 2020.


Coleen’s life was centered around her faith. She accepted Jesus as a young adult and deepened her relationship with Him throughout her life. Her faith never wavered through life’s trials and tribulations. She brought her husband to Christ and shared the gospel with her children and to those around her.


Coleen’s greatest joy in life was spending time with her family. She had a passion for gardening, was an avid reader with an ever-growing library, and enjoyed countless sunsets on her back porch. She took her family camping, enjoyed boating, and never missed a chance to stop at a museum or natural landmark. Coleen was involved in a variety of volunteering roles including sharing her business knowledge with middle schoolers through Junior Achievement, helping in her children’s classrooms, assisting in the Kamiakin Band Booster Club, and coordinating fundraising events. Through multiple decades, Coleen’s volunteering efforts impacted hundreds of students’ lives.


Coleen is preceded in death by her father, Oliver Earl Hammer; mother, Maureen Cecile Strait (Poorman); and brother, Gary Hammer. She is survived by her husband of 38 years, Darrell Raines; children Nickolas (Yi Liu) Raines, Kelli (Andrew) Croskrey, Kimberlie (Santiago) Reyes, and Jeffrey Raines; 3 grandchildren, Madelynn, Evelynn, and Baby Croskrey; stepmother, Glenda Hammer; siblings, John Hammer and Greg (Suzie) Hammer; five stepbrothers and sisters; and many nephews and nieces.


A Celebration of Life to honor and celebrate Coleen will be held at Mueller’s Tri-Cities Funeral Homes, Kennewick, Washington on May 18, 2024 at 1 pm. A gravesite burial will follow. Following the service, all are invited to a reception at Life Tributes, Kennewick, Washington. Coleen was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend. She will be missed terribly.



To share a memory or send a condolence gift, please visit the Official Obituary of Coleen Patricia Raines hosted by Mueller's Funeral Homes.

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