Louise Burge Dean was born in Tillamook, Oregon on November 13, 1924 to Gordon and Clara Burge. Louise passed away peacefully in Portland, Oregon, surrounded by family, on July 18, 2019 at the age of 94. Louise grew up in Tillamook and graduated from Tillamook High School in 1943. She attended the University of Oregon and Oregon State University for a short time before returning to Tillamook during World War II.
Louise met Wayne Dean, who was stationed at the Navy base in Tillamook and they were united in marriage in 1946. Wayne started an auto dealership in the mid 1950’s and Louise worked as secretary, before becoming a full-time mother to their family. Her family was the love of her life and she could be seen at her children’s and grandchildren’s sporting events cheering them on to success. Louise and Wayne enjoyed traveling the world and watching major sporting events such as the Super Bowl in Tampa and numerous U.S. Olympic Track & Field Trials in Eugene. She and her husband were also involved with the Camp Fire Girls. Louise was a past member of Saint Alban’s Church and the Tillamook Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. She was preceded in death by her husband Wayne in 2004. Louise leaves behind, to honor her life, her loving family:
Children – Caron Dean Shore of Eugene, Oregon, Scott Dean and wife Deb of Prairie City, Oregon, Mark Dean of Tillamook, Oregon , Kevin Dean and wife Pamela of Hood River, Oregon.
Five Grandchildren- Jacqueline Shore of St. Louis, Missouri, Kristoffer & Joann Dean of Papillion, Nebraska, Collin & Sara Dean of Newberg, Oregon, McKenzie & Amoni Neifui of Salt Lake City, Utah, Carter & Jennifer Dean of San Diego, California, and Nine Great Grandchildren
A funeral service for Louise will be held on Thursday July 25, 2019 at 2:00PM at Waud’s Funeral Home in Tillamook, with interment to be held in Tillamook IOOF Cemetery. A celebration of life will follow the internment at the Tillamook LDS Church at around 4:00 PM. Those who wish to make memorial contributions, in Louise’ name, may do so to the THS Alumni Scholarship or the Alzheimer’s Association. Arrangements are in care of Waud’s Funeral Home.