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Gregory “Greg” A. McWayne
January 3, 1948 – December 4, 2017

Sublimity – Greg, 69, died December 4 in Clackamas, Oregon after a lengthy illness. Greg  was born in Portland on January 3, 1948, and grew up in the area. He graduated in 1966 from David Douglas High School. He attended Multnomah Junior College and Portland State University. Greg married the love of his life, Ruth Ellen Cole, on December 18, 1970 in Portland. They lived in Hillsboro, and later settled in Metzger, Oregon where they raised their two children, Jennifer and Ryan.  To Greg, family was everything.  He participated in all of his children’s school and social activities, and coached their soccer teams for many years.  He was happiest when he was with his wife and family.

Greg worked as a loan officer, retail manager, and in management  for the Building Material Dealers Association in Portland. After that, he was a founding partner of Northwest Lien Service. He later started his own delivery service, ACE Courier and Errands.  After retirement in 2000, Ruth and Greg moved to the Stayton-Sublimity communities where they have lived ever since. Greg served on the Stayton Library Board and Parks Board. He was also a member of Friends of the Library.  In 2009, Greg and Ruth helped create The Santiam Senior Center in Stayton, where he served as president of the board for several years.  Greg enjoyed road trips, reading, photography, and was interested in history of every sort, owning a variety of books. Greg enjoyed sharing stories about his life experiences.

Greg is survived by his wife:  Ruth of Sublimity; his beloved children: Jennifer (Scott) Meyer of Camas, WA and Ryan (Leslie) McWayne of Lebanon. He adored his five grandchildren, Kiara, Cole, Aidan, Carson, and Liam. He was preceded in death by his mother, Esther; father, Robert, and brother, Jack. 

A Celebration of Life will be held on January 3, 2018 at 2-5:30 pm. Location:  Metzger Park - Patricia Whiting Hall, 8400 SW Hemlock, in Portland, located just off Hall Blvd. Please be prepared to write a short memory you have of an interaction with Greg. Contributions may be made to the Santiam Senior Center, 41818 Kingston-Jordan Rd. Stayton, OR 97385, or The American Heart Association.  Serving the family, North Santiam Funeral Service, Stayton.


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