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Gary Hayner

August 3, 1940 - March 20, 2014


by: SUBMITTED PHOTO - Gary HaynerGary Thomas Hayner, 73, passed away while being comforted by his family in Milwaukie, Ore., on the evening of March 20, 2014 after a short battle with cancer.

Gary was born on August 3, 1940, in Portland, Ore. He was the son of Laversa Marguerite and Russell Truman Hayner.

Gary graduated from Franklin High School Class of 1959. After graduation from high school, Gary served honorably in the United States Navy where he met his first wife, Sandra Lynn Warner.

Gary attended Concord Christian Church, was a member of the Elks Lodge #2032 and loved hunting, fishing, and playing with his grandchildren. Gary was an excellent guitarist and enjoyed singing many country music songs. He performed songs from many Country artists ranging from Johnny Cash to Hank Williams. He would join with other local musicians playing in clubs and in his home.

Gary graduated from Portland Community College with an Associate Degree in business management. He worked as a machinist operator and electrician in the Portland area.

Gary met his second wife, Sandra Lee Hayner, in 2005. Gary and Sandy lived in Portland, Ore. and also in Hebo, Ore. They owned and operated the Tidewater Restaurant in Pacific City for seven years. Gary loved karaoke nights every weekend and often entertained with his guitar and sang country music.

Gary is survived by daughters, Juliann and Richard Dammeier of Newport, Ore., Melissa Roush of Newport, Ore., and Christine and Steve Will of Fortuna, Calif.; sons, Russell and Lisa Hayner of Newport, Ore., James Lee of Milwaukie, Ore., and Don Burgoyne of Milwaukie, Ore.; 15 grand children; and two great-grandsons.

Gary was preceded in death by his wife, Sandra Hayner, and sons, Robert Lee, and Michael Bradley Hayes. Gary will be laid to rest next to his beloved wife, Sandra Lee Hayner. Gary will be greatly missed by his family and riends. Flowers and memorials may be sent to grave site 102, section LL of the Willamette National Cemetery, ortland, Ore.

Crown Memorial Home is handling arrangements.