David Lyle Marion, 86, a resident of Dallas, died Sunday, Dec. 31, 2017, in the Salem Hospital.
He was born on Sept. 27, 1931, in Ft. Collins, Colo., the son of Louis and Capitola Marion.
He moved to Oregon as a young man and went to work to help support the family in the mills at Valsetz and Dallas, as his father had black lung disease.
In 1953, he met Rose Marie Ellis, and after a long courtship of six months they were married on Dec. 24, 1953.
They lived in Dallas, Salem, Astoria, Corvallis, Beaverton and Portland. In Portland, they, at one time, owned four sewing centers. They retired in 1990 from the Raleigh Hills Sewing Center.
Together, they moved to Dallas in 2000.
Once they retired, the world was their playground, traveling to many, many parts of the globe.
They enjoyed trailer camping throughout their married life as well. David enjoyed fishing, boating, walking, fixing watches and making rubber stamps. He was a member of the Valley Life Center and the Gideon Society.
He is survived by his wife Rose Marion, of Dallas; daughters Debbie (Dennis) Marion-Miller and Brenda Graydon, both of Dallas; along with three grandchildren Miles and Justin Graydon and Kimberly Miller. Also surviving are brothers Jim (Gloria) Marion, of Dallas and Dan (June) Marion, of Dallas; sisters Lois (George) Gentry, of Dallas, Martha Lingerfeld, of Portland, Mary Hague, of Dallas, Ruth (Gene) Gross, of Scappoose, and Sylvia Stout, of Turner.
Viewing will be from 2 to 5 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 12, in the Dallas Mortuary Tribute Center. Funeral services will begin at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 13, in the Valley Life Center in Dallas. Private family interment will be in the Dallas Cemetery. To leave a message or memory for the family, please go to www.dallastribute.com.
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