The Odessa Record -

Dan Gettman


March 29, 2018

Dan (Danny) Gettman passed away March 7 at his home in Bellevue. He had recently celebrated his 74th birthday and the 44th anniversary of marriage to his wife, Janet Shilliam Gettman. He is survived by his wife Jan and his two sons, Cory and wife Shawna and Chris who all live in the Seattle area and his sister and brother-in-law, Norma and Paul Olson who live in Pullman.

Dan graduated from Odessa High School in 1962 and from WSU in1967 with a degree in Pharmacy. During his career he worked as a pharmacist in Seattle, an assistant administrator at Deaconess Hospital for 10 years in Spokane and as a pharmacy manager for several clinical pharmacies in the Seattle area. He retired as a Providence Home Care Pharmacy Manager in Seattle in 2010.

During his high school years he was well known as a star basketball player on the OHS team that went to the State B Basketball Tournament and as a star tennis player, earning honors at the state tournament. He loved his work as a pharmacist and served his profession well. Throughout his life his family and friends knew him as kind, caring and fun-loving with a great sense of humor and a great big smile.

A Celebration of Dan’s Life will be held in Odessa on June 16 at 3 p.m. at Keith and Leanna Schafer’s home. Memorial gifts may be sent to Angel Flight West, 3161 Donald Douglas Loop South, Santa Monica CA 90405. Information about this organization may be found at


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