Our beloved DONALD LAYTON DEAN made his transition on March 7, 2014. He leaves behind his loving wife Dianne Dean, three biological children and three step-children. Between the six children he had 14 grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Don was born in Dallas, Texas on July 23, 1937. He moved to California at the age of 12 with his Father, Mother, and younger brother. Don graduated from Hayward High School in Hayward, California. He was a very successful general contractor and built many beautiful homes and apartments in the California area. He and his wife Dianne moved to Oregon nine and a half years ago to enjoy their retirement. They built their home on five acres in Rogue River and Don said this will be called “The End of the Trail”. Don was a “Man's Man”. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, golfing, motorcycle riding and taking his jeep up in the hills just to enjoy nature. As a young man, he was in the Navy reserves. He was very patriotic, loved his country very much and supported our troops. He will be missed deeply by all who knew and loved him. A Celebration of Life Memorial Service will be held on April 26, 2014 at 1:00 PM at the Unity Church, 1027 SE M St., Grants Pass, Oregon. Please join us for light refreshments after the service. You can visit Don's memorial website at: http://www.legacy.com (Search Donald Layton Dean)
RUBY PAULINE WHITAKER, 76, of Rogue River, passed away Sunday, April 20, 2014 at Flaherty’s Adult Foster Care Home in Grants Pass, Oregon. Arrangements by Stephens Family Chapel www.stephensfc.com.