Jack Duane Dodson died at home in Albany on Aug. 24.
Jack was born in Burns to Merle B. and Marie (Mitchell) Dodson on Aug. 31, 1934.
He graduated from Burns Union High School in 1952.
He moved to Salem in 1966 and then transferred to Newport, where he resided for 36 years before returning to Burns upon retiring in 1994, when he volunteered for the U.S. Forest Service maintaining hiking trails.
Jack returned to Albany in 2004 to be closer to the children.
He retired from the Burns unit of the Oregon National Guard and was a 24-year volunteer fireman, a 50-year member of Burns Masonic Lodge #97, and Burns Elks, American Legion Post #63 and a member of Oregon Hunters Association.
Jack enjoyed hunting, fishing, biking, hiking and beach combing.
He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Arden; daughter, Kym and husband Billy of Broomfield, Colo.; sons, Michael of Albany, Patrick and wife Nancy of Dallas and Christopher and wife Stacey of Bend; grandchildren, Samantha, Stephanie, Austin, Alison, Krystal, Emily and Tiffany; and several nieces and nephews.
Preceding him in death were a daughter, Pamela; his parents, Merle B. and Marie Dodson; and a brother, Richard Gene.
A celebration of life will be held Sept. 15 at the Yaquina Bay Yacht Club, 750 S.W. Bay Blvd, Newport, OR 97365.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in Jack’s memory may be made to Evergreen Hospice, 1046 S.W. 6th Ave., Albany, OR 97321 or Newport Fire Department, 245 N.W. 10th St., Newport, OR 97365.