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Dean Conyers

Born: Mon., Sep. 12, 1938
Died: Mon., Jan. 8, 2018


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> Dean was born September 12, 1938 in Missouri Valley, Iowa to Clint & Reba Conyers. The family moved to Sacramento, CA when he was 4 years old, where he attended school. He started his musical career with playing violin at a young age. After high school he moved to San Francisco where he and his brothers operated a Texaco station. He continued his musical studies there while attending San Jose State College. After college, he returned to Sacramento to work for the State of California as a financial analyst. He was active in the local music scene playing drums and singing in several bands. He played in Reno, San Francisco, Tahoe, and Sacramento where he was a first call musician. During this time he met his future wife Trish Turner and they were married in 1974. They were active in the Sacramento Jazz Jubilee and several volunteer groups for many years.


> He retired after 40 years with the state in 2000 and they moved to Bandon, where he continued to play and sing in local bands. He became involved in several community volunteer groups including The Barn Committee, Bandon Historical Society Museum, Bandon Main Street, Bandon Playhouse, the Bandon Police Support Services and the Bandon and Coos Bay Lions clubs. His people skills and management abilities led to his becoming a president or director for many of these organizations. He received the Volunteer of the Month Award in September 2017. He also loved playing golf and worked as a Ranger at Bandon Dunes.


> Dean loved music and the arts and could name a song in just a couple of notes. He enjoyed passing this love on by mentoring children who wanted to learn music. He had a great sense of humor, always had a smile and was quick to say yes to anyone needing help.


> Dean is survived by his wife Trish Conyers, Brother John Conyers, daughters Meghan Conyers and Sharla Baker, son-in-law Doug Baker and grandson Alex Baker. He was preceded in death by his brother Robert Conyers.


> In lieu of a funeral, there will be a celebration of his life in the spring or summer on the beach.


> Donations can be made in Dean’s name to the Bandon Historical Society, Coos Bay or Bandon Lions Club, Circles in the Sand, Lab Band Program Association or the Humane Society.


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Mike and Sally McSherry
   Posted Tue January 16, 2018
Trish - we adored Dean!
He made us laugh and teased me plenty.
He always loved the fact that Bandon always threw him a parade on his birthday and called it the Cranberry Festival.
And he could name any song in 1-2 notes!

Tracy Carter
   Posted Fri January 26, 2018
Sending many thoughts of love and light to you Trish. I have such fond memories of our times together at your cabin in Truckee. Lots of laughter, cards, games, jokes, more laughter, drinks, great food and last but NOT least “fabulous company”. To know Dean was to love him. You both were such fun to be around and you shared your love for life everywhere you went. Lots of love and hugs.

Don and Chris Sterner, and Family
   Posted Sat January 27, 2018

We are very sorry to hear of Dean's passing. We have always enjoyed Dean's company and have so many fond memories of great times with the both of you. We will always treasure our vacation to Oregon in 2004 with the kids to visit you guys. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you in your loss.

love, Don, Chris, Shayla, James, and Chelsea Sterner

Mary T Kemp
   Posted Sat February 10, 2018
Sorry to hear Dean passed. I remember him as a generous and gentle man.
May the good times come to forefront of your memories.
Mary Kemp

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