Loren “Dean” Warner
June 12, 1937 – June 24, 2019
Lakeside recently lost a dear friend, dedicated community advocate and former Mayor, Dean Warner. He passed away in Coos Bay on June 24, 2019 at the age of 82. A Celebration of Life will be held at 1:00 p.m. Sunday, July 28th at Wulfy Beach in Lakeside.
Dean was born in Coquille, Oregon to Loren Bruce Warner and Velda Beatrice ( Brown ) Warner.
Dean was raised in Powers. After graduating from Oregon State University in Pharmacy, he worked for Tiffany’s Drugs in Eugene for many years where he became Chief Pharmacist and Chief Operating Officer. He was instrumental in introducing generic drugs statewide. Dean was president of the Lane County Pharmaceutical Association, the first non-charter President of the Delta Rotary Club, and had many more titles to boast about. He later moved to Reedsport and purchased Umpqua Drugs, where he also introduced generic drugs.
Everywhere that Dean went he was instrumental in establishing programs to improve and fund the community, such as the Dune Fest for Winchester Bay and Reedsport. Dean moved to Lakeside in 1987 and became involved in politics, eventually becoming Mayor and serving for three terms. During his time as serving as Mayor, he had the University of Oregon conduct a study for Tourism in Lakeside, which resulted in the establishment of Wulfy Beach.
Dean will be greatly missed and never forgotten.
Dean is survived by his wife of 12 years, Laina Warner of Lakeside; sons, Steven and Paul Warner of Eugene; stepchildren, John Luo of Coos Bay and Cindy Cook of Washington State; and several grandchildren. Dean loved children and never lost his temper with them.
Friends and family are encouraged to sign the online guestbook at www.coosbayareafunerals.com and www.theworldlink.com. Arrangements are under the care of North Bend Chapel, 541-756-0440.
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