was born in Vernonia, Oregon, the first born child of Edwin
and Esther Wallace. He graduated from Columbia Adventist
Academy in Battleground, Washington and continued his
education at Oregon State University. Dennis met Deborah Jayne
Hillman at Walla Walla College. They were married in Salem,
Oregon on August 10, 1969. They made their home in Stayton and
had four daughters.
followed in his fatherís footsteps. He owned and operated a
log trucking business, D & D Inc., for many years. Later,
he drove for Freres Lumber until he retired in 2012, after 45
years in the logging industry.
enjoyed hunting and fishing, ATVs, RVs, boating, antique cars
and starting do-it-yourself projects. He was a devoted son,
husband, brother and father with a ready smile and endless
supply of wit and practical jokes. Dennis had a gift of
relating to others. He never met a stranger he didnít know.
He was a life-long member of the Stayton SDA Church.
was preceded in death by Debe, his wife of 45 years; his
father Ed; and his brother Lance.
by his daughters, Dennis passed away at the age of 67. He will
be greatly missed by his mother, Esther Wallace; his
daughters, Heidi Morgan, Cyndi (Rich) Forrester, Shawna (Ron)
Iverson and Angela (Jeremy) Beam; his siblings, Michael
(Sheryl) Wallace, Sandra (Jay) Luepton and Belinda (Dan)
Wanner; and 8 grandchildren, Kyler, Kolby, Samantha, Emma,
Cameron, Sophia, Olivia and Aiden.
to be held on Friday, April 22, 2016 from 9am-12pm at Weddle
Funeral Chapel. Memorial Service to be held on Saturday, April
23, 2016 at the Stayton Seventh Day Adventist Church. Private
interment to take place in Belcrest Cemetery. Arrangements
entrusted to Weddle Funeral