|Birth: ||Sep. 10, 1944|
|Death: ||Feb. 8, 2009|
Hood River County
The Chieftain newspaper
Enterprise, Wallowa County, Oregon
Dewayne Arthur Pfeaster, 64, of Wallowa, died Sunday, Feb. 8, 2009, at Providence Hood River Memorial Hospital. Services will be on Saturday, Feb. 14, at 2 p.m., at the Beth Johnson Room in the Wallowa Elementary School. Internment will be in the Bramlet Cemetery. There will be a dinner following internment at the Wallowa Senior Center. Bollman Funeral Home of Enterprise is in charge of arrangements.
Funeral Home Obituary
Pfeaster, Dewayne Arthur Eugene
September 10, 1944 ~ February 8, 2009
Dewayne Arthur Eugene Pfeaster, 64, of Wallowa died Feb. 8 at Hood River. A viewing will run from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at Bollman Funeral Home. Funeral services will begin at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Beth Johnson Room at the Wallowa Elementary School with burial to follow at the Bramlet Cemetery in the lower valley.
Friends and family are invited to share in the celebration of his life with a potluck dinner at the Wallowa Senior Center following the services. Bollman Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Dewayne was born Sept. 10, 1944, to Amos Pfeaster and Doris Campbell Pfeaster in Oskaloosa, Iowa. His early years were spent in Sigourney, Iowa. He moved to Meridian, Idaho, when he was 12. At the age of 14, he began working various jobs in fields and on a chicken ranch while purchasing his first car and home. He served in the U.S. Army from 1965 to 1967 where he also obtained his GED.
After the Army, he moved to La Grande, and met Carolyn Skillings. They married June 28, 1968. They purchased their first home together in La Grande. In 1976, he and Carolyn moved their family to Wallowa.
During his life, he worked at the Boise Cascade particleboard plant, in the logging industry and in construction. He owned three businesses: Tri-W Enterprises and The Gazebo restaurant with Ron Ferguson as well as his most recent business, Dewayne Pfeaster Construction.
Dewayne loved flower gardening, growing blueberries, bird watching, fishing, taking pictures, fine woodworking, playing games and cards, watching westerns, giving gifts, spending time with the Coffee Bunch and shopping for great deals. He loved his family and had many friends. He enjoyed a good joke and liked teasing and being teased.
He is survived by his wife, Carolyn Pfeaster of Wallowa; daughters, Katrina Pustorino and her husband, John of Caldwell, Idaho, Shantel Schmidt and her husband, Jack, of Meridian, Tonja Everest and her husband, Paul, of Albany and Melinda Rank and her husband, Dirk, of Beaverton; son, Dalyn Pfeaster of Pocatello, Idaho; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren; sister, Faye Bohrn and her husband, Morris, of Amana, Iowa; and brothers, Lloyd Pfeaster of Shoshone, Idaho, and Francis Grover of Marengo, Iowa. He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Laverne Pfeaster.
Memorial contributions may be made to RFWC-Project Heartbeat, P.O. Box 51, Joseph 97846.
Amos Joseph Pfeaster (1904 - 1950)
Doris Campbell Pfeaster (1918 - 1973)
Bramlet Memorial Cemetery
Maintained by: Mike Himes
Originally Created by: Jan
Record added: Feb 18, 2009
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