Obituary: Donald Garrett 'Gary' Dyer

Donald Garrett 'Gary' Dyer

IRRIGON — Donald Garrett “Gary” Dyer, 63, of Irrigon died Monday, June 20, 2011, as the result of a motorcycle accident in Irrigon. A graveside service with military honors will be held Saturday, June 25 at 10 a.m. at the Hermiston Cemetery.

Mr. Dyer was born May 6, 1948, in Walla Walla to Donald and G. Faye Ford Dyer. He was raised in Missouri until the age of 13, when he returned to the Hermiston area. He served in the Navy until his honorable discharge in 1969. He married Carmen Phillips in 1994 in Dallesport, Wash. 

He worked for Sherrell Chevrolet and later Campbell Motors in the service department. He worked for Heller & Sons as a fuel truck driver for the last 17 years. 

Mr. Dyer is survived by his wife, Carmen Phillips-Dyer of Irrigon; sons Branson Dyer of Irrigon and Jason Dyer of Hermiston; daughter Angela Dyer of Kennewick, Wash.; mother Faye Sowell of Hermiston; brothers Steve Sowell, Roger Sowell and Mike Sowell, all of Hermiston, and Danny Sowell of Washington; sisters Rosie Graham of Stanfield and Sandy Ragsdale of Hermiston; and five grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his father, and son Shawn Dyer.

Burns Mortuary of Hermiston is in care of arrangements. Sign the condolence book at

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