Don C. Lyon of Albany, Oregon passed away last week, at the age of 84, surrounded by his family.
Don was an avid hunter and fisherman. He first came to the Williams Lake area in 1953 in order to enjoy such outdoor activities and later owned and operated a ranch in the Miocene area. He spent many hours enjoying the outdoors with friends and family. His greatest passion was family and experiencing all that life has to offer, providing his family with many loving memories. Much of his time was spent with his six grandchildren and five great grandchildren.
During the Second World War, Don served with the U.S. Merchant Marines. He was also a member of the Elks, Masons, Shriners, American Legion, and an honorary member of the U.S. Marine Corps League. He supported may community activities and spent much of his time working with the explorer scouts as well as coaching basketball.
He shall be greatly missed by his wife of 62 years Bonnie (Albany, Oregon), son Barry Lyon and his wife Julie (Salem, Oregon), son Doug Lyon and his wife Gail (Albany, Oregon) and daughter Gayla Rosse and her husband Kevin (Williams Lake).
Memories of him will thrive through those who loved him.