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Foley, Dean C. Age 91


Date of Birth: November 25, 1925

Date of Death: March 20, 2017

Graveside Service: Saturday 11:00 AM at Mountain View Cemetery, 2120 S. 2nd Avenue, Walla Walla, Washington.

Visitation with the Family: Saturday 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM at Colonial-Dewitt Funeral Home, 1551 Dalles Military Road, Walla Walla, Washington.

Dean C. Foley born in Pomeroy, Washington.  He was in the Navy stationed in Hawaii during WWII. Following the war, he graduated from the University of Idaho. He attended graduate school at West Virginia University and earned his PhD from Penn State. He became a professor at Iowa State University where he worked for 34 years in the field of Agriculture.Some of Dean's favorite pastimes were flying, sailing and traveling the world. He was known to be an avid reader and an all around generous and caring man.

Preceded in death by his parents, Wayne and Isabelle Foley; brother, Jack Foley; and son, Richard Foley.

Dean is survived by his wife, Patricia Foley; son, Roger Foley; daughter, Kathleen Foley (Brian Greene); daughter, Karen Foley; sister, Jean Aitken; sister, Gay Laverty; brother, Michael Foley; two grandchildren, one great grandchild, three nieces, and five nephews.




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  • Dave Phillips

    Dean was a great guy who accomplished so much. If Doug Phillips and Grant Rankin were still here, they would want to talk about the fun they had rebuilding and flying the Beechcraft Musketeer.

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