– Dan, 74, died at his home in Lyons. He was born in Salem,
AR., and lived in the Midwest during the 1960’s and
work ultimately brought him to Oregon in 1987 where he met
Maryann Freres de Ortiz.
They married in June, 1991.
Dan was a loving man with a wonderful sense of humor;
each moment of his day afforded him the opportunity for levity
and to make friend and stranger alike smile.
He had a deep interest and concern for the welfare of
those whom he came across and always looked to lift people up.
In deed and prayer, he looked to help.
enjoyed woodworking, his garden, old cars and the thought of
throwing a line in the river.
In his last days, as in the rest of his life, Dan
rested comfortably in the assurance of his salvation, in the
hope of his Savior.
is survived by his wife: Maryann Meredith of Lyons; children:
Cathy (Mike) Brickel of Reese, MI, Ann (Bruce) Ortiz-Crow of
Scio, Bert (Toni) Ortiz of Stayton, Eric (Kim) Ortiz of
Tualatin, and Aimee Ortiz of Salem; grandchildren: Ezekiel,
Zoe, Sofia, Noah, Gabriel (Katie), Maria (Justin), Olivia
(Calvin) and Adam; great-grandchildren: Ava, Mya, Ella, Lucas,
Cal and Zoey.
memorial service will be held at Bethel Baptist Church in
Aumsville, Friday May 19th at 2pm. In Lieu of flowers,
contributions may be made to Bethel Baptist Church or the
Union Gospel Mission. Serving the family, North
Santiam Funeral Service, Stayton.