Brian Damewood(1970 - 2014)

Brian E Damewood

July 21, 1970 - June 5, 2014

Brian Damewood, 43, of Silverton, Or passed away peacefully at home on June 5, 2014 from ALS.

Brian is survived by his two sons, Branden and Bradley Damewood, his ex-wife and friend Mandi Verboort, his father Glen Damewood, his mother Kelly Miller and step-father Jim Miller, his sister Adrienne Rappleyea, Grandfather Glen Damewood, and Grandmother Amy Hensley. He has 15 Aunts and Uncles plus their spouses, and 37 cousins who he loved and cherished. Brian adored every one in his family and the time he got to spend with them.

After graduating from Silverton High School, Brian worked at local businesses and for his family's business, The Wooden Nickel.

Brian honed his artistic abilities by mastering the art of tying flies, carving and painting fishing lures, gardening, photography, drawing and painting, and playing pool. He loved camping, hiking, and being outdoors. Fishing was part of his soul. He was good at anything he put his mind to. His two sons were the thing in his life he was most proud of.

Music played a huge role in his life and he rarely missed a good concert or a chance to dance. Brian appreciated the greatness in all people, no matter who they were or where they came from. He is known by his many friends for his compassion and generous spirit. Brian had the ability to light up the room with his smile and make any situation in life fun. His love of life was contagious and he will be extremely missed by all of us.

In lieu of flowers, any donations can be made to ALS at the following address:

The ALS Association

Attn: Walk to Defeat ALS

700 NE Multnomah Street STE#1180

Portland, OR 97232

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We will be having a celebration of his life. Arrangement will be announced at a later date.

Funeral Home

Unger Funeral Chapel, Silverton - Silverton
229 Mill Streeet  Silverton, OR 97381

Published in StatesmanJournal on June 10, 2014