LaGene "Gene" Allen Dennis passed away at age 87 on October 14, 2020 at St. Alphonsus Regional Medical Center in Boise, Idaho. A Memorial/Graveside service with Military Honors will be held on Thursday, October 22, 2020 - 2:00 p.m. at the Eagle Valley Cemetery in Richland, Oregon.
He was born in New Bridge, Oregon on October 17, 1932 to Allen Dennis and Opal (Blank) Dennis. He attended New Bridge grade school then transferred to the big city of Richland, Oregon where he graduated Eagle Valley High School in 1950. He was then drafted into the Army and served during the Korean War. When the war ended, he came home to Richland. He worked for a time on the Brownlee dam until a work related injury caused a head/brain trauma of which he never fully recovered. Gene continued to live alone, ride his bike around town and always had a big smile for everyone. He loved spending time in the outdoors hunting and fishing.
Gene lived a simple and independent life with dignity. He would say whatever he was thinking, however he knew the value of family, integrity and forgiveness. He will be missed.
Gene is survived by sister Betty Hindman; brother Everett Dennis and his wife Deloris; nieces and nephews Audrey Hindman, Carol Hindman, Blake Dennis, Nancy Denig, Keli Dennis and Ralph Dennis
He is preceded in death by his parents, brothers David Dennis and Vernon Dennis; niece Thomasana Hindman and nephew Kirk Dennis.
For those who would like to make a donation the family suggests Eagle Valley Ambulance fund through Tami's Pine Valley Funeral Home & Cremation Services PO Box 543 Halfway, Oregon 97834. Online condolences may be shared at www.tamispinevalleyfuneralhome.com
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