CORVALLIS – Francis R. Dean, 87, of Corvallis, passed away Sunday, Aug. 27, 2017 at his home.

Francis was born August 26, 1930 in Smith, Nevada, the son of the late Earl and Radley Dean. He graduated from Smith Valley High School. He married Leola Meyers on June 4, 1949, in Tumwater, Washington. Francis was a Past Exalted Ruler of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks.

He was preceded in death by his daughter, Jacquelyn Opris; parents; brothers Earl and Harold; and sisters Eula McAllister and Margie Brown.

Surviving include his wife, Leola Dean of Corvallis; daughter Jenifer Dean of Corvallis; granddaughters Emily Nail of Gillette, Wyoming, Ashley (Jordan) Summers of Stevensville; and Oshen Yellowrobe of Corvallis; great grandchildren Chase, Haylee and Sadie Summers.

Visitation will be held from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., Thursday, at the Daly-Leach Chapel in Hamilton.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Thursday at the Daly-Leach Chapel with Pastor Doug Peterson officiating. Interment will take place at Corvallis Cemetery with military honors presented by the Corvallis American Legion. Condolences may be left for the family at

The family suggests memorials to Shriner’s Hospital or the Ronald McDonald House.

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