Dean Leonard May, of Reedsport, Oregon, died on December 16, 2009 at the age of 71.
Dean was born on August 16, 1938 in Aurora, Illinois to Leonard and Gladys (Guthrie) May.
He joined the Navy and served in the Korean Conflict. In 1968 he married Evonne Hinkle in Las Vegas Nevada.
He retired after working 32 years as a communications engineer for Pacific Telephone in Los Angeles.
He lived several years in Dunsmuir, California before moving to Reedsport, Oregon two years ago.
He was very involved in the Gardiner-Reedsport Lions and Lions International. He also was a member of Toastmasters through which he became a very accomplished speaker.
He is survived by his wife; and three sons, Richard Abbett of Van Nuys, California, Robert Abbett of Lancaster, California, and James Abbett of Simi Valley, California. He has four grandchildren.
A sister, Jean Wilhite, died in 1980.
No services will be held.
Dunes Memorial Chapel is in charge of arrangements.