Dean Allen Draper

    Dean Allen Draper, 89, of Shady Cove, died Mar. 7, 2008 at Farmington Square. A Celebration of his Life will be held Sunday, Mar. 16, 2008 at 2 p.m. at Conger-Morris Medford Chapel with Pastor Jack Bacon of the Shady Cove Assembly of God Church officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Asante Hospice or to the Alzheimer’s Foundation. Inurnment will be in Oakwood Memorial Park in Chatsworth, Calif.
    Mr. Draper was born Sept. 7, 1918 in Fillmore, Utah to Erastus Almon and Linnie Adel (Seguine) Draper. He moved to California when he was 17 years old, and served our country during WWII in the U.S. Army. He worked for different companies and attended BYU, UCLA and Columbia universities, receiving bachelor and masters degrees.
    He met and married Verloise Van Dyne in Detroit, Mich. in 1951.  His work took him to various countries. Mr. Draper retired at the age of 52 from Exxon Corporation where he worked as an efficiency expert  accountant.
    After his retirement, he purchased a motor home and he and his wife traveled for three years, offering him many opportunities to fulfill one of his favorite hobbies, that of photography. After traveling, he and his wife built a home in Poway, Calif. where they lived for 27 years before moving to Shady Cove in December 2000 to be with family. He had seven great years there until his passing.
    He was known by the Shady Cove community as Mr. "D" and will be greatly missed by his family and friends.
    He is survived by a sister, Koye Goodrow, of Hemet, Calif; two brothers, Max and Ron Draper, both of Shady Cove. He was preceded in death by his wife, Verloise January 22, 200, two brothers, Orval and Duane and four sisters, Arlene, Ila, Ferris and Thora.  

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