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In Memoriam: Leon Dudley (Sept. 10, 1972 – Aug. 28, 2023)

Leon Dale Dudley, 50, of Lyons passed away suddenly on Aug. 28, 2023. He was born to Micheal and Brenda Dudley on Sept. 10, 1972 in Torrance, Calif. 

Leon grew up in Bakersfield, Calif., and spent the last six years in Lyons.

Leon worked as an electronics technician in the electronics industry. Prior to his employment, Leon owned/operated Natural Creations building pools and waterfalls. 

He traveled extensively all around the world and even walked the Great Wall of China.

His hobbies included his love of adventure, backpacking, sand volleyball, camping, concerts, and music, teaching himself to play piano and guitar. His health in later years prevented him from further enjoying these pleasures, but he found pleasure spending time with family and friends.

He is survived by his father, Micheal Dudley of Bakersfield, Calif.; mother, Brenda Harris of Lyons; sisters Stacey (Jason) Groah and Melissa Dudley; several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. 

His sister, Crystal Harris, preceded him in death.

Serving the family, North Santiam Funeral Service, Stayton.

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