June 23, 1924 ~ July 15, 2019
Dean Binning, 95, of Prineville, passed away on Monday, July 15, 2019. There will be a graveside service held on Wednesday, July 24, 2019 at the Juniper Haven Cemetery, 1555 N Main St. at 10 a.m. Pastor Mike Wilson will officiate.
Dean was born on June 23, 1924 in Des Moines, Iowa, to Otis and Florence Elizabeth (Stout) Binning. He was the only son to Otis and Florence Binning. After Otis's passing, Florence married Louis Binning and the family moved to Myrna, Wyoming, at the foot of the beautiful Teton Mountains. Dean attended school there and spent his younger years working on various ranches in Wyoming.
In 1954, Dean moved to Prineville, Oregon, and went to work for Pine Products Corp. and was employed there for 40 years, retiring when the mill closed.
He had a passion for planes, trains and chocolate ice cream. He loved going to museums and was an avid reader of books on history and geography and had quite a collection of them.
In 1955, Dean married Lois Blakely; she passed away in 1990. Dean then married Juanita "Scottie" Wilson in 1995.
He is survived by his wife, Scottie; stepson Ray Blakely and stepdaughter Sue Blakely, both of Norfolk, Virginia; stepdaughter-in-law, Emily Blakely of Sutherlin, Oregon; stepson Patrick (Andrea) Wilson of Prineville, Oregon and several nieces and nephews.
Dean was preceded in death by his first wife, father, mother, stepfather, two brothers, a stepson and his twin sister.
Memorial contributions in lieu of flowers may be made to the local St. Charles Hospice through Whispering Pines Funeral Home, 3168 NE Third Street, Prineville, Oregon 97754 (541-416-9733). To offer the family your condolences please go to www.whisperingpinesfuneralhome.com