Dwain S. Rudge

Monday, April 20, 2009
Dwain S. Rudge

Dwain S. Rudge, 86 of Salem, Oregon, formerly of Elmore County, passed away on April 17, 2009. Services will be held on Friday, April 24, 2009 with a viewing from 11:30am to 2:00pm at Rost Funeral Home, McMurtrey Chapel, a graveside service will begin at 2:30pm at Mtn View Cemetery in Mountain Home. Arrangements are under the direction of Rost Funeral Home, McMurtrey Chapel in Mountain Home.

Dwain was born on April 11, 1923 in Boise, to Sedwick and Mildred Rudge. Dwain was raised in Prairie later moved to Boise and graduated from Boise High School, where he starred in track. After high school he served his country by joining the US Navy. During his enlistment he met his wife of 59 years, Lorraine Fleming. They were married June 26, 1945 and had four children.

They moved to Mayfield where they raised cattle and during slow times he drove truck. Later they moved to Emmett where they farmed and then to Nampa and opened a business called the QT. In 1969 they bought a bowling alley in McCall. Dwain enjoyed working for the forest service during the summer. He liked being in the woods and viewing the wildlife. After selling the bowling alley he and Lorraine traveled for a few years before settling down in Lake Havasu City, AZ. They enjoyed living on a hillside with lots of wild life and a beautiful view of the Colorado River. Dwain moved to Salem in 2006, two years after his best friend/wife passed away. While living in Salem, near his daughter Cheryl, he enjoyed going camping, fishing, visiting the coast and taking walks. He also loved reading books, rock hounding, gold mining and spending time with family. He was a loving husband and father and will be missed by all.

Dwain is survived by two daughters, Cheryl and her husband Eleno Luna of Salem, Oregon, Cindy and her husband Ed Nash of Boise, 8 grandchildren, numerous great-grandchildren and numerous great-great grandchildren. Dwain is preceded in death by his father Sedwick, his mother Mildred, wife Lorraine, son Larry Dwain Rudge and daughter Brenda Dalaine Hagadorn.