- Richard “Dick” Lex Rea was born on August
He passed away peacefully on Sunday,
2016 at the age of 84. He was born in Rainier Oregon to Lex and
Cordelia Rea. Dick was a loving husband, dad, grandpa and
great—grandpa. His smile and laugh warmed up a room.
spent most of his life in the Willamette Valley where he met
Marlene Foltz on a blind date and later they were married in
Stayton, Oregon. He was a wonderful father and provider to
four children that he adored. Dick worked at lumber mills,
farmed and ended up starting his own company, Rea Construction
building homes with his sons Bob and Jeff. He shared many
stories and photos from his time in the Navy during the Korean
War. Dick was a member of the VFW in Stayton, Oregon.
is survived by his wife Marlene Rea that he was married to for
63 years, his daughter Sherry Sopko of Seaside, Oregon, son
Bob Rea of Aumsville, Oregon, daughter Kathy Rea of Keizer,
Oregon and son Jeff Rea of Sheridan, Oregon, eight
grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
celebration of life will be at the home place at 10455 Mix Rd.
SE, Aumsville on Saturday,
at 11:00 a.m.
Serving the family, North
Santiam Funeral Service, Stayton.