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Dwain Elmo Whitney

June 27, 1924 - January 22, 2016

Central Oregonian
Thursday, 28 January 2016

On the early morning of Jan. 22, 2016, Dwain E. Whitney, 91, passed away in Bend after a brief hospitalization. He was surrounded by his niece, Audrey Gautney, his daughter and extended family. There will be a Funeral Service at the First Baptist Church in Prineville on Saturday, Jan. 30 at 11 a.m. He will be laid to rest at Juniper Haven Cemetery with full military honors. 

Dwain is survived by his daughter, Janet Eby; numerous nieces and nephews, whom he regarded as bonus-children; close friend Lydia Evans; and many friends and extended family. He was preceded in death by his mother and father; wife, Sylvia; son, David; brother, Bruce Whitney; and sister, Aloha Lampert. 

Dwain was born June 27, 1924, in Valley, Wash., to Harry T. and Junata (Quillen) Whitney. He was educated and graduated high school in Corbett. Dwain joined the United States Marine Corps in 1943, and he participated in operations against enemy forces on Saipan, Tinian, in the Ryukyu Islands and the occupation of Japan in 1944-1945. He was a proud World War II veteran. He received the Good Conduct Medal in 1946, and he was honorably discharged as a Corporal in the USMC.

Early on while raising his family, Dwain worked as a timber faller for Brooks-Scanlon and the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs until he accomplished his goal of owning his own logging company, Jaco Logging in Prineville.

He had the best sense of humor and was very independent, including still making his daily visits around the town of Prineville in his own truck. He greatly enjoyed being a member of the Band of Brothers in Prineville.

In honor of Dwain’s memory, memorial contributions can be directed to Partner’s in Care Hospice in Prineville. Please mail your memorial donations in care of: Prineville Funeral Home 199 NE 10th St., Prineville, OR 97754.

In honor of Dwain’s memory, memorial contributions can be directed to Partner’s in Care Hospice in Prineville. Please mail your memorial donations in care of: Prineville Funeral Home 199 NE 10th St., Prineville, OR 97754.