Donald Layton Dean

By From page A2 | March 24, 2014

Donald Dean

July 23, 1937 — March 7, 2014

Donald Layton Dean, 76, of Rogue River, Ore., passed away on March 7, 2014. He leaves behind his loving wife, Dianne Dean; his three children, Mark Dean, Mike Dean and Jennifer Dean; and three step-children, Wayne Standon, Dean Standon and Cheryl Hood. Between the six children there were also 15 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren, including two more due in April. He is also survived by his only brother, David J. Dean Sr.; his nephews and niece; and many other extended family and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents and his beloved first wife, Saundra Dean.

Don was born in Dallas, Texas, and moved to California as a young boy. He graduated from Hayward High School in 1955. He moved to the Cameron Park area in the early 1970s to raise his children. He was a loving father and husband. He was a general contractor for most of his life, and built many homes here in the El Dorado County area before retiring to Oregon. He was also an avid golfer, hunter and fisherman.

A celebration of Don’s life will be held at the Church of the Foothills, 2380 Merrychase Drive in Cameron Park, Calif., at 3 p.m., on Saturday, March 29. A reception will follow.


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