Guest Book for Donald L. Dooley

Provided by Burns Mortuary of Pendleton

Posted by: Tracie Surran
Thu January 13, 2011
Daddy, I miss you so much. The days are hard and the nights are even harder. Jeff and I are doing the best we can to take care of momma but momma misses you so much too. Daddy, I hope that in heaven, I hope that you are happy and content. I hope you are catching up with past friends and family. I will see you when I get there. I love you daddy. Rest Well.
 

 
Posted by: Julie Dahlin
Thu January 13, 2011
Uncle Don you are sorely missed and I am so glad that you were apart of my life.. Rest peacefully..
 

 
Posted by: Kimmie
Thu January 13, 2011
pop pop, i love you and i miss you so very much, and i know that you are now in a happier place, your going to be missed. i remember having pine cone fights over the fence with you, and getting our heads bumped into the tree's for saying "HOW" you would not hesitate, on showing us! you are very loved and very missed! and i am going through with my treatment, so i can begin to live my life. i will help and watch over grandma sherry to the best of my abilities!! i love you!! Kimmie
 

 
Posted by: Linda
Thu January 13, 2011
We send our condolences to Sherry, Tracie & Jeff and their families. Your loss is Heaven's gain. May God wrap his arms around you and comfort you during this time.
 

 
Posted by: MIke & Sandee
Thu January 13, 2011
Thinking of you at this very sad time of great loss. God bless, The Kistlers
 

 
Posted by: Sandra Hill
Thu January 13, 2011
Don will always be remembered for the smile he always wore. My thoughts and prayers are with his family at this time. May God Bless You in your time of sorrow.
 

 
Posted by: Jodi Stewart
Thu January 13, 2011
My cousin Donnie and I shared a sense of humor. The most memorable event reflecting that was the summer of 1964 when my family drove up from Arizona for a brief visit. Donnie and I walked to the little movie theatre in Newport and saw Thomasina. It was kind of babyish, but it put us in a silly mood. I told him a crazy name my zany brother, Lee, had made up and we got hysterical over it. We laughed until we stumbled. By the time we got back to Aunt Dean's house, we were exhausted...but still laughing. In the Annals of My Humorous Life, that laugh attack ranks in the top three of all time! Don, I hope you are still laughing in the arms of our Eternal God. I hear He has a great sense of humor! The Word says, "Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted." May God's Holy Spirit be the Great Comforter to all of you as you bear this great sorrow. We're so sorry for your loss. Jodi and Family
 

 
Posted by: ronnie & devon
Fri January 14, 2011
Sherri & family, Some of my memories of don go back to the late 50's when I was only 5 or 6 years old and he was 10 or 11 as I remember he was cool before anyone thought of cool, every thing that he was doing was just out of reach for my age and I wanted to do those things also. So every once in a while he would take me along with my sister carol and we would explore newport as only kids can, movies ,beach, fishing, just climbing the cliffs and playing in the driftwood.I so looked forward to seeing Dean and Paul but mostly my cousin Donnie, I can still see the smile and hear that laugh boy the things he could come up with I'am laughing right now.There's no excuse for letting life get in the way and when you turn around someone you love is gone to soon!Don lives's in my heart and in my mind as a youth carefree and having a laugh about nothing but life itself. My Deepest Sympathies.
 

 
Posted by: Kelly Talbert
Fri January 14, 2011
Uncle Don had a quirky sense of humor and a straightforward way about him that you just had to respect. We could have an animated discussion about almost anything! We'll miss him deeply. You are all in my thoughts.
 

 
Posted by: Tracie Surran
Fri January 14, 2011
For those of you who knew my dad, you know he did not take his days for granted. He enjoyed life in an amazing way. He would always call and remind me to step outside and look at the sunset. then, would explain each hue and marvel in its awesomeness. My father had an innocent curiosity about everything. He was so enamored with technology; amazed at inventions. For those of you who knew my dad, you knew he was smart. Sometimes he would have less knowledge than he boasted but would always research his subject before or after the conversation. And in fact, I most recently received about an eight page email about the invention of Cool Whip. Dad didn’t like working much but did it and a lot of it. His mind would wonder oft towards the tropics or a new journey. In retrospect, working from home was probably validating. Being with his family while still providing. He was full of advice, love, laughter, and life… Rest in Peace Daddy, my friend, Enjoy THIS journey.
 

 
Posted by: dan pace
Fri January 14, 2011
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Posted by: Kevin & Linda & Dan &Jennifer Pace
Sat January 15, 2011
He will be missed by many.
 

 
Posted by: Kari Schaller
Sat January 15, 2011
Uncle Don, I still cannot believe you are gone. You will be so dearly missed. I hope you are laughing and having a grand time in Heaven. I hope you find all the answers to every question you have ever had and are living it up as I remember you always did. I have so many happy thoughts of you. What I remember the most are the times you would all come to visit and you and Larry would stay up, play the guitar and sing and drink beer all night. You and Larry shared a special bond. Tracie is doing a great job looking after Aunt Sherry and she will take care of things until you are all reunited. Until then please watch over them as they are dealing with your loss. We miss and love you always. Kari Schaller and family
 

 
Posted by: vivian myrick
Sun January 16, 2011
I remember Donnie as A beautiful baby boy, I sat all night with his mother at the hospital waiting for him to be born,Also what A joy he was to his mom and brother He will sadly be missed by his loved ones, I am so sorry. Aunt Vivian
 

 
Posted by: Kelly Mason
Sun January 16, 2011
I remember when I stayed in a trailer at Siletz Uncle Don telling me that grass didn't grow on trees. You know why, cause you could never get a lawn mower up there, silly.
 

 
Posted by: Amanda Macri
Mon January 17, 2011
My Grandpa I remember the days of fake menus and dishes in a bathtub. I remember apartment B and you fixing my car. I remember long trips and ice cream. What I do not remember is looking to my future and not seeing you. We had big plans for each other and now you will not be holding up your part of the bargain. I love my grandfather more than many know. I do not yet know how to get through this but I hope he knows that wherever he is heaven or earth he is loved and will be missed. Mandana con carne the 13
 

 
Posted by: Terry & Sharon Woolfolk
Mon January 17, 2011
We are very sorry for the loss of your loved one. He was a very special person with a great sense of humor. He always made you feel welcome and talked to wee hours in the morning about everything and anything. Terry remembers him saying " lets think out of the box" and the discussions would begin! Some serious and some silly and fun. Also, remember one of the most fun campouts down in Florence when Larry & Linda joined us and Don & Sherry and we sat around the campfire, drank a little beer and Don played the guitar and we sang oldies from the 60"s. What fun that was. And we are so glad that we were all able to get together in 2010 for that campout, too. It feels good to know we had that fun time with him and Sherry. Some good memories to hold dear. We love you Don and will miss you very much.