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Wayne Lowell Hunt
May 28, 1947 - March 24, 2018

Sublimity - Wayne passed away Saturday evening after a battle with cancer at his home surrounded by his family. He was born in Mishawaka, IN and moved to Phoenix, AZ with his family during his early childhood. Wayne studied at Northern Arizona University where he received his Master's Degree and from there taught on the Chinle Reservation in Arizona. After moving to Oregon in 1977 he briefly taught at Corvallis High School and then went to work for Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife as a fish biologist for 30 years in the Santiam Canyon. For the last 34 years he's lived in Sublimity.

Wayne married Patricia Bruijn on March 17th, 1980 in Reno, NV. He was a member of Stayton Christian Church, where he served as an Elder for many years. He enjoyed woodworking, fishing, road tripping, hiking, and spending time with his family.

He is survived by his wife: Pat of Sublimity, children: Lenny (Tina) Hunt of Boise, ID, Jana (David) Loose of Madras, Lance (Lesley) Hunt of Salem, and Sara (Nate) Gillard of Silverton; siblings: Lila Gray, Eilene McCartney, Larry Hunt, Lee Hunt, Nelson Hunt and Zane Hunt; and 10 grandchildren. Wayne is preceded in death by his parents: Lowell and Thelma Hunt; sister: Jean Guyer; and three grandsons.

A Celebration of Life service will be held Saturday March 31st at 11:00 am at Stayton Christian Church in Stayton. Contributions can be made to Stayton Christian Church Missionary Fund. Serving the family, North Santiam Funeral Service, Stayton.


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