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David Dana Deyo, 85, passed away peacefully at home on April 12th, 2018. He was born to Delbert and Stella (Hubbard) Deyo in The Dalles, Oregon on January 20, 1933. The family later moved to a farm in White Swan, Washington where Dave graduated high school in 1951. Upon graduation, the family settled at their Dodge Valley farm outside of LaConner, Washington, where they took over the long-time family farm descended from the Currier's to the Deyo's. Dave was a fourth-generation farmer as the farm had been established in 1882.

Soon after graduation, Dave joined the Army during the Korean War. Stationed in Alaska, he worked on the Alaska Communication System and as a mechanic. In 1954, he was honorably discharged and returned home to help on the farm.

Dave married Andrea Barth on April 12, 1955 and together they enjoyed 58 years of companionship, family, and love.

Dave worked many years at Shell Oil Refinery in Anacortes where he met many life-long friends and retired after 37 years.

Of all of life's endeavors, farming is what Dave loved most. He took over the family farm and excelled at raising seed, grain and vegetable crops as well as repairing equipment and creatively fabricating new designs. Farming was a family affair and he worked to foster this love of the land in his children and grandchildren. He was happiest when in the fields. In more recent years, he would spend hours on his four-wheeler riding around the farm checking on the crops and visiting neighbors. He always kept a watchful eye on things and loved harvest season best of all.

Despite being a man with deep roots and ties to home, he also loved to see the world beyond. Family vacations brought him from lands near to afar including Europe and Asia.

Of all of the things he is known for, he is best remembered as a man of great kindness, trust and generosity. Despite working a full-time job and farming he was always there for his family and anyone in need.

Dave is survived by his children: David Deyo (Lois), Tim Deyo (Susie), Jennifer Swanson (Bob), Susie Deyo, Glen Dillman (Francienne). He also leaves behind his beloved grandchildren: Tyler Deyo, Tessa Deyo, Dane Swanson (Makenzie), Timmy Swanson (Jordan), Chad Deyo (Amber), and Jay Deyo as well as great grandchildren: Carly Deyo, Hadley Deyo, Joey Swanson, and Andrew Swanson. He is also survived by his sister Martha Dillman, sister-in-law Barbara Oliver as well as many other extended family and friends.

Dave was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Andrea as well as his sisters Eunice Minaker and Connie Hanssen.

The family would like to thank those who helped to provide care such as the attentive and loving caregivers and those who came to assist from Hospice.

A graveside service at Pleasant Ridge Cemetery will be held on Saturday, April 21 at 12:00 noon followed by a reception at the Farmhouse Restaurant from 1-4pm. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Hospice of the Northwest, 227 Freeway Drive, Suite A, Mount Vernon, WA 98273 or LaConner Scholarship Foundation, P.O. Box 1277, La Conner, WA 98257 or a charity of your choice.

You may offer Dave’s family your condolences and share memories of him online at www.kernfuneralhome.com.

Arrangements are under the care of Kern Funeral Home.





David Dana Deyo, 85, passed away peacefully at home on April 12th, 2018. He was born to Delbert and Stella (Hubbard) Deyo in The Dalles, Oregon on January 20, 1933. The family later moved to a farm in White Swan, Washington where Dave graduated high school in 1951. Upon graduation, the family settled at their Dodge Valley farm outside of LaConner, Washington, where they took over the long-time family farm descended from the Currier's to the Deyo's. Dave was a fourth-generation farmer as the farm had been established in 1882.

Soon after graduation, Dave joined the Army during the Korean War. Stationed in Alaska, he worked on the Alaska Communication System and as a mechanic. In 1954, he was honorably discharged and returned home to help on the farm.

Dave married Andrea Barth on April 12, 1955 and together they enjoyed 58 years of companionship, family, and love.

Dave worked many years at Shell Oil Refinery in Anacortes where he met many life-long friends and retired after 37 years.

Of all of life's endeavors, farming is what Dave loved most. He took over the family farm and excelled at raising seed, grain and vegetable crops as well as repairing equipment and creatively fabricating new designs. Farming was a family affair and he worked to foster this love of the land in his children and grandchildren. He was happiest when in the fields. In more recent years, he would spend hours on his four-wheeler riding around the farm checking on the crops and visiting neighbors. He always kept a watchful eye on things and loved harvest season best of all.

Despite being a man with deep roots and ties to home, he also loved to see the world beyond. Family vacations brought him from lands near to afar including Europe and Asia.

Of all of the things he is known for, he is best remembered as a man of great kindness, trust and generosity. Despite working a full-time job and farming he was always there for his family and anyone in need.

Dave is survived by his children: David Deyo (Lois), Tim Deyo (Susie), Jennifer Swanson (Bob), Susie Deyo, Glen Dillman (Francienne). He also leaves behind his beloved grandchildren: Tyler Deyo, Tessa Deyo, Dane Swanson (Makenzie), Timmy Swanson (Jordan), Chad Deyo (Amber), and Jay Deyo as well as great grandchildren: Carly Deyo, Hadley Deyo, Joey Swanson, and Andrew Swanson. He is also survived by his sister Martha Dillman, sister-in-law Barbara Oliver as well as many other extended family and friends.

Dave was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Andrea as well as his sisters Eunice Minaker and Connie Hanssen.

The family would like to thank those who helped to provide care such as the attentive and loving caregivers and those who came to assist from Hospice.

A graveside service at Pleasant Ridge Cemetery will be held on Saturday, April 21 at 12:00 noon followed by a reception at the Farmhouse Restaurant from 1-4pm. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Hospice of the Northwest, 227 Freeway Drive, Suite A, Mount Vernon, WA 98273 or LaConner Scholarship Foundation, P.O. Box 1277, La Conner, WA 98257 or a charity of your choice.

You may offer Dave’s family your condolences and share memories of him online at www.kernfuneralhome.com.

Arrangements are under the care of Kern Funeral Home.


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Graveside

Saturday

21

Apr

12:00 PM
Pleasant Ridge Cemetery

Valentine Road
La Conner, Washington 98273


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Hospice of the Northwest Foundation

227 Freeway Drive, Suite A
Mount Vernon, WA 98273
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