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Dwayne Arlo Lindley
January 10,1936 - January 5, 2019

Aumsville – Dwayne Arlo Lindley passed away peacefully in his sleep in the early morning hours of January 5th, 2019 at the age of 82.

Husband of 56 years and father of four; Dwayne was born the first of three children on January 10, 1936 to Darold and Frances Lindley in Albany, Oregon.

He attended Madison Grade School and participated in Safety Patrol.   Throughout grade school, middle school and high school he was an active Boy Scout member from 1948 to 1955, during which he obtained the rank of Life Scout and attended the National Jamboree in Irvine Ranch, CA in 1953.

After graduation from high school 1955, he enrolled in the Army National Guard before enlisting in the United States Army in January of 1957 where he was stationed at Fort Slocum, New York for Information School before serving in Korea as a Stars and Stripes Newspaper Information Specialist until January of 1962.

Then upon returning to the Oregon he worked for Timber Products in Medford, Oregon.  In October of 1962, Dwayne married Sharon Lee Griffitts at the West Main Church of Christ in Medford.

Drew the first of the four children was born August of 1963.

They moved to Pendleton and Dwayne started on his birthday January 10, 1966 with the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) as a Driver Examiner and was involved in the State-Wide Travel Team.

Eric, was then born May of 1968, before they moved to Sherwood in November of 1968 while Dwayne continued his career with DMV in Beaverton and from there, they moved in 1969 to Keizer, Oregon and he transferred to Salem DMV.

Melissa, was added to the family in May of 1972 before they moved to Shaw in 1974 where they have resided for the last 44 years.

Marcus, the youngest was born February of 1978, shortly before Dwayne transferred to work at the Stayton DMV in 1979-80 where he worked until his retirement in 1996. He retired with 30 years plus service.

After he retired, he was an active member of Bethel Baptist Church for over 22 years.  Dwayne served as an Elder, and Member of the Mission Community, Business Management and YAM Team at the church.

Dwayne enjoyed reading, watching westerns, attending Men’s Roundup with his sons and great friends, and a true love of watching all sports on TV or in person.

He will be remembered by the community as the guy at Stayton DMV who loved to talk and help people, and who for a great many of us the man who held our driving fate in his hands as we took our tests.

Dwayne is survived by his wife Sharon of 56 years and their children; Drew (Kathleen) Lindley of Keizer, Eric (Kim) Lindley of Salem, Melissa (Tony) Thomas of Keizer, and Marcus Lindley, Hilo HI; he was a loved grandpa of 9 grandchildren: Derek Lindley, Brent (Gina) Lindley, Ashleigh Lindley, McKenzie Lindley, Miranda Lindley, Tasha Thomas, Justina Lindley, Marcella Lindley and BrayLynn Lindley; and was a loved grandpa of 2 great–grandchildren: Mikayla Lindley and Natalie Lindley.

Viewing will be Friday, January 11, 2019 from 12-8 pm at North Santiam Funeral Service. Graveside service will be Saturday, January 12, 2019 at 1:00 pm at the Lebanon IOOF cemetery. Memorial service will be Sunday, January 13, 2019 at 3:00 pm at Bethel Baptist Church in Aumsville. Serving the family, North Santiam Funeral Service, Stayton.


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