January 13, 1939 — October 5, 2017

Dwain E. Mills 78 of Albany, passed away on Thursday, at Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center.

Dwain was born in Camas, Washington to Emmett and Irene (Mayfield) Mills. He grew up in Washington, and graduated in 1957 from Washougal High School.

He married Joyce Ann Dennis in 1958 and they had three children, Tauny, Derek, and Jody.

Dwain graduated from the University of Washington and worked for the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife for 17 years as a Nutrition Biologist.

He then went to work for Trimet transportation as a bus driver.

In 1986, Dwain married Nancy Wade and became step-father to Kelly, Rick, and Corrie.

After Nancy passed away Dwain married Lois Cass.

Dwain loved the outdoors, hunting, and fishing in his Ford King Ranch pickup. He loved Dixieland Jazz, square dancing, and people.

Dwain is survived by wife Lois Mills; two daughters; three step-children; brother Dean Mills of Walla Walla, Washington; sister Elaine Killian of Vancouver, Washington.

He was preceded in death by his parents; son Derek; ex-wife Joyce and wife Nancy.

A celebration of life will be Saturday at 1:00 p.m. at South Albany Community Church.

Memorial contributions can be made to the American Cancer Society and sent in care of the funeral home.

AAsum-Dufour Funeral Home is handling the arrangements (www.aasum-dufour.com).

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