Obituary of Dwayne Summerfield
Dwayne Lynn Summerfield was a loving husband, father, son, brother, friend, and soon to be grandfather. He passed away peacefully on August 13, 2023 at home surrounded by family. After six long, courageous years, cancer finally won the battle. He is now at peace and free of pain at the young age of 62.
Dwayne was born in Hemet, California on September 25th, 1960 to Janece and Clarence Summerfield. However, his mother remarried when Dwayne was two years old to Albert Smith. Albert loved and raised Moms kids as his own, along with another brother that was born to Janece and Albert.
Dwayne grew up as a happy go lucky kid. He loved going to Grandma's farm with his sister and playing with all the animals. In school, he was a huge science buff and attended science fairs and competitions. He graduated from Rubidoux High School in Riverside California in 1978, and joined the Navy in February 1979. He served eight years as an electronics technician and spent much of the time based out of Connecticut on a nuclear powered submarine, the "USS Albuquerque, SSN#706”.
Dwayne's greatest joys were spent with his wife Julie exploring the Oregon Coastline and going on various adventures together, spending time with his kids, his wife's kids and grandkids, all of the rest of the family and their numerous friends. He loved a great game, telling stories and jokes, and playing Dungeons and Dragons with his buddies.
Dwayne had a very kind and loving soul. He never met a stranger that didn’t quickly become a friend. He was a great mentor and confidant. This world has suffered a great loss with his passing and he will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him, especially his family.
Dwayne is survived by his wife Julie Summerfield, his children Jamie Summerfield of Los Angeles, California, Patrick (Ashlee and unborn grandchild) Summerfield of Boise, ID, and stepchildren Amanda Olsen of Boise, ID, TJ (Jeannie) Pulley of Emmett, ID, Michael Olsen of Huntington, OR and Kristopher Olsen of Sebastopol, CA, siblings Dawn (Jeff) Williams, John (Lenora) Smith, step siblings Linda Brazell, Travis and Casey Smith, plus numerous nephews and step grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents Janece and Albert Smith and stepbrother Dale McKenna.
A celebration of life will be at 11am Tuesday August 22, 2023 at Musgroves Family Mortuary in Eugene, OR.