Deane and his precious 83rd birthday gift, Great Granddaughter, Paityn!
Deane Elton Kidd
  • 88 years old
  • Date of birth: Dec 3, 1926
  • Place of birth:
    Sanish, North Dakota, United States
  • Date of passing: Sep 17, 2015
  • Place of passing:
    Newberg, Oregon, United States
Jesus said, "I go to prepare a place for you." John 14:2

This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Deane Kidd, age 88.  He was born on December 3, 1926 and peacefully passed away to Heaven on September 17, 2015.  We will remember him forever.

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Pamela Kidd on 24th October 2015

"Where do I begin?  I was numb when I heard that Deane had passed away.  I had many things to talk to him about this weekend when I was hoping to see him at Round Table Pizza.
He always had a smile on his face when he caught sight of me across the table.  I've known him for over 20 years and he was always wonderful to me.  He introduced me to many of his Tek friends who are now my friends.
Every year I would get a Christmas card from Deane.  One of my favorites is with him and Paityn. She is dressed as a cowgirl holding a pistol.
I will miss visiting with Deane, and Pam, and Jack.  I have yet to meet the wild dogs but maybe one day I will finally meet them as well.
In the mean time I will be thinking frequently of all of you.
~Dennis Tillman
  Washington"

This tribute was added by Pamela Kidd on 24th October 2015

"So sorry to learn of your father's passing - and Thanks for the note.  Deane was a very nice man and a hard worker.  We miss seeing him for his dental care.  Take care, Dr. Rick Asai
I'm so sorry for your loss.~ Eri
Our deepest sympathy and thoughts are with you during your time of loss.  May you find peace during this time.  Sincerely, Jenny
I'm sorry for your loss.  My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. ~ Stephanie
Sorry for your loss. ~ Kristi"

This tribute was added by Pamela Kidd on 24th October 2015

"I am sorry to hear of your Dad's passing.  My late husband, Chuck Nolan, and Deane met at Oregon State University and eventually both were employees of Tektronix.  Our family moved to California in the 60's and made annual trips North visiting relatives and friends.  After your Mom passed away, your Dad visited us in Morro Bay for several days.  We did so enjoy getting together and reliving old memories.  Chuck passed away in '08 and I moved back to San Jose to a retirement facility to be nearer 2 sons and their families.  I will say that I so enjoyed Deane's Christmas cards with his great granddaughter.  I know that he will be greatly missed!  Deane had quite a history.  Thank you for sharing with others.  He lives on through his family!  
With Good Thoughts & Prayers, Juanita, Nolan"

This tribute was added by Pamela Kidd on 24th October 2015

"With Sympathy from all of us:  Love lives on in words they said, in lives they touched, and in the happiness we feel every time we remember them.  May it help to know that we're thinking of you with deepest sympathy and heartfelt understanding.  
~Blaine, Merla, and the pups          ~Chuck and Betty Forsberg
~Irene and Philip Crosby             ~Roger and Jo Ann, Love to You!
~Chuck Barrows                 ~Richard and Judi Stack
~B'2      ~Bruce Baur  Sorry for 'Our' Loss   ~Bob Jenkins    
~Thinking of you, Glen and Gordon Moyle  
~Keith S    ~Tom Hill                 ~John Cousins
~Hey Pam! Sorry to hear about your dad!  Rory and Jerry
~Hi, Pam and Jack, Sorry to hear about Deane.  Take care and just know that we are here for you. Bob @ Round Table"

This tribute was added by Pamela Kidd on 24th October 2015

"So sorry to hear of your Dad's passing.
I am sending prayers of comfort to you.
I am glad we were able to see you and Uncle Deane
(12/2014, at Aunt Donna Koepke's Memorial)
after so many years.
Take care.
~Candy K.
   Nevada"

This tribute was added by Pamela Kidd on 24th October 2015

"Old Friends

I'm so sorry for your loss. Your dad was a great guy!
My father has been gone 10 years, and I still miss him so much,
so I know your emotions very well.                                              

~ Fenn B."

This tribute was added by Pamela Kidd on 24th October 2015

"Dear Pam and Family,

Thanks for the letter... I thoroughly enjoyed the bio that you wrote.  You were taught well!

I am proud to have known your most gifted father and grandfather!

~Deane's Cousin, Lucille Rydeen Aasland
   Minnesota"

This tribute was added by Pamela Kidd on 24th October 2015

"Thank you for letting us know about your dad.  We're sorry for your loss.

Your mom and dad were very unique people.  Your mom was always so kind to me back in the days when most adults didn't want me around.  I have good memories of her and a lot of respect.

I remember Andy and I working on cars down by the basement.  A couple of times you dad was standing there and we didn't know it.  He would have this puzzled look on his face, you could see him thinking........I think I was aware of what his thoughts were....sometimes he would walk off quietly and other times he would shake his head.

Deane was a good husband, dad, and grandpa.  He was very intelligent.  I know he had a lot of knowledge and knew his business better than anyone.
I used to see him in the post office, it was always nice to see him.

I remember Grandma Kidd.  Andy would tease her and she would act like she was mad.

I remember Grandpa Tom.  Andy would play pool with him and let him win.

One of my biggest regrets was the last time I could have talked to your mom in Albertsons.............I thought I was to busy, that would of been the last time I saw her, that was a big hard lesson to learn and it still bothers me.

Take care of yourself.

~John M."

This tribute was added by Pamela Kidd on 24th October 2015

"I agree except for the “he was a legend”  he IS a legend.!!  Sorry to see his passing.  

Bill Law"

This tribute was added by Pamela Kidd on 24th October 2015

"Friends

Deane was always helpful.  He helped me guide the products through the Phase system.  Whenever we had a problem that would delay our schedule, I would go and talk to him and he would suggest an alternative option that was better or clear the way for us.  He hated it when people overuse the resources at the expense of other projects.  I will be always grateful to Deane for his help on all the projects I was involved.

He was more than fair all the time.  His priority was getting a quality product to market in a timely fashion.  If he felt the project leader was skipping essential stages, you would be raked with fiery eyes at the steering meeting.

May he rest in peace and his family be happy that besides being a good family man, he was a major reason our products were successful.

Regards to all

Luis y Nenita Navarro"

This tribute was added by Pamela Kidd on 24th October 2015

"So sad to hear about Deane passing away.  
We did a card last night.
Many came last night to remember him and sign the card.
Please continue to keep us informed of any date for services or memorials.
It was suggested that the Friday night group should do a memorial pizza night if it wouldn't
get in the way of any other planned memorial.
God keep and comfort you and yours.

~Roger Mc Coy"

This tribute was added by Pamela Kidd on 24th October 2015

"I am sorry for your loss of your Father in Law.. Condolences.

As they say, "gittin' old ain't for sissies" .....   (smile)

~Mike"

This tribute was added by Pamela Kidd on 24th October 2015

"Dear Pam and Jack,

We are saddened to hear about Deane's passing.  We know how much he has been a central part of your lives for so long.  Losing a parent is always hard.  There are so many memories and feelings that you experience - it is a most difficult time. Please accept our sincerest condolences.  Sending our love and prayers to you both.  
Love, PS and Gregor
Colorado"

This tribute was added by Pamela Kidd on 24th October 2015

"I felt that he should be on the Board and said so in a Shareholders' Meeting. They needed someone who wasn't afraid to tell the truth. I fear that my remarks may have made Deane the target for some unfortunate things that happened to him later. If that is true, I truly regret my remarks.

PhilC"

This tribute was added by Pamela Kidd on 24th October 2015

"I'm so sorry to hear this.
Glad he is no longer in pain.
Will there be any service????
Praying for you as you learn to walk this earth without him.
~Lucille"

This tribute was added by Pamela Kidd on 24th October 2015

"Hello Dear Ones:  I have not had time to go through your wonderful memorial about Deane.  But I envy you on producing such a complete history, and loving, too.  My father died when I was 12 years old, so I do not have the great memories such as yours.  Cherish them.

I will miss his pizza chompin!  and quick comments every  Friday meeting.

Hope to see you SOON at the RTP.
Love, Jo Ann Dahlke"

This tribute was added by Pamela Kidd on 24th October 2015

"Oh my gosh, I am so sorry.  I just found out yesterday and got the link for his memorial website today.  Your dad was so quiet and had such an awesome sense of humor.  He will be missed.
With love, Doreen"

This tribute was added by Pamela Kidd on 24th October 2015

"Thank you for your letter informing us of the passing of your Dad,
Deane.  We are deeply sorry to learn of the passing of your Dad, my
friend.  It had been a long time since I last had the oportunity to see
and visit with Dean, no excuses, my fault.  I will miss him more now
than ever, knowing I cannot see him again.  I know he loved you and
especially his grand daughter Tiffani.

Sincerely,
Pat McGuire"

This tribute was added by Pamela Kidd on 24th October 2015

"Thank you for letting me know of Deane's passing.
I'm sure it was very comforting for all knowing that he was not alone.
He lived a wonderful life with such a loving family.
He is up in Heaven with your Mom.  "I bet she had some of her wonderful baked treats waiting for him!"
I have many happy memories of Family times spent together.
Blessings to you all.
Love, Jan Waker"

This tribute was added by Pamela Kidd on 24th October 2015

"Thinking of you both, I hope Deane passed without pain.
No doubt now is an empty space.
It is lovely that you have memories of him around you.
Love to Tiffani.  
I am sure the menagerie of animals is giving you extra comfort and love.
XXX
~Steph Boquist
Australia"

This tribute was added by Pamela Kidd on 24th October 2015

"We share your sadness at the loss of Deane and send our love and hugs.
Life will be so different without him.
Our love and deepest sympathy are with you.
~Doug Boquist
Australia"

This tribute was added by Pamela Kidd on 24th October 2015

"Thinking of you in this tough time.
X  Sam Boquist Reid
Australia"

This tribute was added by Pamela Kidd on 24th October 2015

"Thinking of you in this emotional time.
Sending lots of sunshine your way.
xx Caleb Boquist Reid
Australia"

This tribute was added by Pamela Kidd on 24th October 2015

"From what I have heard of Deane's life, it sounded rich with innovation.  A maverick mind.
I hope you are celebrating his life,
and the the grief passes swiftly
knowing he has returned home to God.
With love,   James Boquist Reid
Australia"

This tribute was added by Pamela Kidd on 24th October 2015

"We are saddened to learn of Deane's death.
He was so helpful to Dick both in his work and in Ham activities.
We recall many happy occasions with Deane and Myrt.
We also have amusing memories: the J. K. Gill commercial of a piano player filmed on the hillside, the sturdy Basset Hounds almost lost in the grass.
I also recall meeting Deane's mother and learning of his birth so far away.
and especially the Christmas cards with is Granddaughter.  All of them are in a scrapbook.
Thank you for letting us know of his passing.
He will be missed and remembered by his many friends.
~Barbara and Dick Barker
Port Angeles, WA"

This tribute was added by Pamela Kidd on 23rd October 2015

"For every joy that passes, something beautiful remains...
May your sweet memories give you comfort.
So sorry to hear the sad news of Deane's passing away.
Please dwell on the joyful times of the past.
We loved him so much, he did so many kind things in his life for us.
Deane is in Jehovah God's memory, and with God all things are possible.

Job 14:14-15 King James Version
14 If a man die, shall he live again? all the days of my appointed time will I wait, till my change come.
15 Thou shalt call, and I will answer thee: thou wilt have a desire to the work of thine hands.

Jehovah yearns to very soon bring those in his memory back to life, but on a peaceful earth.
I love you very much.
~Judy Callender"

This tribute was added by Pamela Kidd on 23rd October 2015

"I was sorry to hear of your Dad passing.
He was a much cherished friend, just like your Mom.
God bless you and your family.
Love,  Doris Shaw
North Carolina"

This tribute was added by Pamela Kidd on 23rd October 2015

"I know you will forever hold on to the cherished memories of your Dad and Father-in-law.  They are going to bring many smiles and chuckles to your life as days pass.  
Deane will sure be missed.  He was a man so true to himself.
Thank you for sharing him with me and I got you some M&Ms 'cause I know he would want you to be having "fun" and not sad.  
I love you very much.
~Jani Alvarez"

This tribute was added by Pamela Kidd on 23rd October 2015

"Thank you for writing.
I am so sorry to hear about Deane's passing.  
Always enjoyed the Christmas updates and photos he shared.
We worked together many years through good times and sad.  
Your father was always a gentleman and so very proud of his family.  Tiffany was a little girl back then - bet he was thrilled with all the great grandkids.
Bet he, your Mother, and Teresa are having a wonderful reunion in Heaven.
~Alicia Reed"

This tribute was added by Pamela Kidd on 23rd October 2015

"The soul would have no rainbow if the eyes had no tears.
      -Native American Wisdom
I'm so sorry to hear of Deane's passing.   He was a force of nature in your life (and many others) and I'm glad we got to know him a bit last July.
Shane and I are keeping you and Jack and your family in our thoughts and prayers as you mourn Deane's passing and adjust to his absence in your lives.
Much love,  Dave Boquist
Minnesota"

This tribute was added by Pamela Kidd on 23rd October 2015

"We wish our words could somehow ease your sadness,
but in our hearts,
we know the most they can do is simply tell you how much we care.
~Naomi and Dick Ballard

HI, I really appreciated Deane’s online memorial.  Before I read it, I knew very little about Deane.  He certainly had a fruitful life.  I cannot believe what the physician said to his mother when he was born.  However, most of us have heard “stupid” physicians say similar things.  I am so glad that his mother and father persevered.  Deane had to be a fighter to have survived his first few months.  He demonstrated that characteristic throughout his life.  Wishing you peace and comfort during this difficult time, Naomi"

This tribute was added by Pamela Kidd on 23rd October 2015

"Deane was the best and always nice to me.
I won't ever forget him.
May the love of God surround you during this time of sorrow.
You are in my thoughts and prayers.
~Merrill Moore
Iowa"

This tribute was added by Pamela Kidd on 23rd October 2015

"With Sympathy.

Judi and Richard Stack"

This tribute was added by sharon kidd on 14th October 2015

"What a wonderful tribute for your father.  I will show Clair this memorial
that you make possible.  Clair will enjoy reading some of the good memories from their old friends from Tek.......wishing you peace...clair and sharon kidd....  think of you each day....."

This tribute was added by Chuck Lund on 11th October 2015

"To all of Deane's family:  I will miss Deane greatly. He encouraged me to aim for Tek when i was a teenager with a new ham license.  Our friendship lasted all these years.  After graduation from college and a stint with Uncle Sam, I  landed at Tek in R & D with CRTs.  I learned a lot from Deane before, during  and after my time at Tek.  He was the best in many ways.  Tek would not have been the same without him.  Thank you for sharing him with us.  He was a great friend and mentor.    Chuck Lund"

This tribute was added by Pamela Kidd on 11th October 2015

"I can't help thinking of Deane when I read about all the trouble they are having at Volkswagen. He had a very extensive rumor mill, so that when he was asking the routine questions in a release meeting, he already pretty much knew what the answer would be. When he heard something new in the answer, he drilled down into it to discover if there was an issue with the project that wasn't known to all. His questions in those meetings played a big part in the "Tek quality". Tek really made the specifications in the spec document. In a loud voice, he said "I don't think this product is ready for release. When can we reschedule this meeting?" I am sure he felt a lot of pressure for those decisions.  I bet VW doesn't have a "dictator" like Deane making sure a product is ready for production. I worked at several companies after I was kicked out of Tek that didn't have a "spec dictator" and let the customers fill that function. Most of them are no longer in business. Probably not a coincidence.  That person is very important to customer satisfaction.

Regards,
Ron Kinder"

This tribute was added by William Wahl on 10th October 2015

"Pam, Andy, Jack and Family
     Very sorry to hear about Deane's passing.  He was a great neighbor, friend, and certainly a fighter.  I remember when they tried to reconfigure Parrett Mtn., Dean took on the "heavies".  I heard he ran a tight ship at Tektronics too.  I know he was very proud of his family.  We will certainly miss him.
     Our deepest sympathy.  Claudia, Bill, and family"

This tribute was added by Peter Hildebrandt on 4th October 2015

"To Pam, Jack, and The Kidd Family,

Sorry for your great loss.  I just wanted you to know that Deane's passing is felt throughout the large Tektronix family.
We miss him too....

Rest in Peace Deane,

- always missed,

Peter Hildebrandt
Toronto, Canada"

This tribute was added by Shane Bustin on 1st October 2015

"To Pam, Jack, and The Kidd Family,
Dad and I are sending much love to you all during this difficult time. Deane is a true soul and we will be relishing the memory of his character. Well wishes to you and easy mending.
Love,
Shane Bustin and Dave Boquist"

This tribute was added by Doreen De Kop on 1st October 2015

"We are so sorry to hear about this.  He will indeed be missed.  He was a great neighbor for many years.  Doreen & David Van De Kop"

This tribute was added by Mary Larocque on 30th September 2015

"We are sad to learn of Deane's passing, but very grateful that he has been surrounded by such love and devotion these past years.  It was lovely to meet him and to enjoy his presence at our family reunion.  Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.  May you all be at peace.
With our love to you,  Mary and Larry"

This tribute was added by Bernard McGarry on 30th September 2015

"I am so sorry that Deane has passed away, at least his beloved family was by his side. My thoughts and prayers are with his family. I had a few dealings with him over the years and his honestly and friendliness came through on our communications. Although I never had met him, I feel as if I had, and I feel part of his 'family' and friends. He will be sadly missed by all family relatives and all his friends on the Tektronix followers website. May God bless you all.
Bernard from Ireland"

This tribute was added by jim boquist on 30th September 2015

"We are with you both in mourning Deane's loss, and in remembering the Unique Light he brought to this world.  Sending you Love and Peace

                                                                 Jim Boquist & Mary Hakemian"

This tribute was added by Pamela Kidd on 29th September 2015

"To
PAM AND JACK
Dear Cousin Pam,

I am so sorry for your great loss. What a blessing that you could be with Uncle Dean as he passed. I was with my Mom when she passed last year and it was such a peaceful, reassuring experience. The spirit of God's love truly filled the room. My prayers are with you, Jack and your family as you adjust to this loss. May God hold you all.
Sincerely,
Debra Callender and Rosa Crouley"

This tribute was added by Pamela Kidd on 29th September 2015

"Deane took a lot of heat at Tek trying to force our behemoth to keep
schedules.  I am glad he had many mellow years thereafter.

He is missed already.

Glenn Pelikan"

This tribute was added by Pamela Kidd on 29th September 2015

"Dear Pam, Jack and Family,

It is with great sadness and a feeling of loss that we learned of Deane's passing.

My first memories of Deane date to my 1978 sabbatical leave in the medical products group of Tektronix and the concern (panic?) among the managers when he was holding one of his reviews. It was only on my return to in 1980 that I truly understood the major part that Deane played in ensuring the quality of Tek's products,

It was when I started to attend TERAC's Friday evening gatherings that I came to know Deane as a friend and to really appreciate him. We all owe him a tremendous debt for keeping us on the right track.

We will miss gently miss him.

You are in our thoughts.

Gordon & Glen"

This tribute was added by Pamela Kidd on 29th September 2015

"I am so sorry to hear of Deanne’s passing. He was such a great guy and contributed so much in his lifetime. He will be missed. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all of you.

Best regards,

Bruce Baur"

This tribute was added by Pamela Kidd on 29th September 2015

"Patrick Lee McLaughlin   Sep 17
Thank you for the message. I keep thinking of the image you shared of Deane and Paityn. Seems he really enjoyed that visit."

This tribute was added by Pamela Kidd on 29th September 2015

"So sorry to hear.  You're in my prayers.

Sincerely,

Randall Elliott PE"

This tribute was added by Pamela Kidd on 29th September 2015

"I am so sorry to hear that. We are the same age, 89. But it sounds like he expired peacefully.  I hope I can do the same. He was very helpful to me early in my career. Please tell me where and when I can send flowers.
My condolences to you. He was a fine man and a good friend for many years.
Loren Parks"

This tribute was added by Pamela Kidd on 29th September 2015

"So sorry to hear such sad news. We loved him so much, he did so many kind things in his life for us.
Please read Revelation 21:3,4. Soon our loving heavenly Father Jehovah will do away with sickness and death, and bring our dead loved ones back to a beautiful paradise earth.

I believe our future is so positive.

Love you all so much,
Judy Callender"

This tribute was added by Pamela Kidd on 29th September 2015

"We are thinking of you today.  Such a sad day, but  you were there, that’s what matters.  And from the last pictures you sent to me, he was surrounded by his family. It seems that would have brought him joy.  Especially thinking of little Paityn. I am sure you will all be supporting her. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Becky and Steve Fowler"

This tribute was added by Pamela Kidd on 29th September 2015

"in the little time i’ve known him….. i grew to love him too…..  we still have the Christmas cards…..
please let me know of any arrangements…..

love you all

Jim & Sandi Popwell"

This tribute was added by Pamela Kidd on 29th September 2015

"Sep 19 at 6:41 PM

I am very sorry to hear of Deane's passing.
You know I thought a lot of Deane as a friend for more than 20 years.
We had a lot of fun playing pool. He was one neat guy.
I hope you and Andy are doing OK.
Loosing your parents is not easy.
I don't know where to go from here just know that it
was an honor to have known him.

Cal Siferd"

This tribute was added by Pamela Kidd on 29th September 2015

"Linley Gumm


As project manager for several SA projects, I had occasion to work closely with Dean several times.  I always leveled with him as to where we were and what our problems were.  In return, he always did his best to direct us to the best route and smooth the way to get us to market.  I always found him fair, generous and very easy to work with.

Linley"

This tribute was added by Pamela Kidd on 29th September 2015

"From: Len Garrett


He will be missed.

Len"

This tribute was added by Pamela Kidd on 29th September 2015

"I agree except for the “he was a legend”  he IS a legend.!!  Sorry to see his passing.  

Bill Law"

This tribute was added by Pamela Kidd on 29th September 2015

"From: John Addis
Sent: Monday, September 21, 2015 12:51 PM


Deane was certainly well known in engineering as it was he who, more than anyone else, decided whether an instrument passed certain milestones (in the phase system).  He was always fair.

Another thing Deane was, is generous.  On a couple of occasions I needed a Tektronix part no longer in production to maintain an instrument I had.  Deane nearly always had the part and never would take any money from me for it.  He was a very dedicated employee, especially dedicated to the products and to customers to whom he supplied instrument manuals from his vast collection.  He was a legend."

This tribute was added by Pamela Kidd on 29th September 2015

"Happy heavenly trails, Deane

Auntie Sharon Sabatini"

This tribute was added by Pamela Kidd on 29th September 2015

"My thoughts are with both of you and the rest of your families. I'm sorry for your loss, and at the same time know that Deane is at peace and much more comfortable. If there is anything that I can do to help either of you as you mark his passing, you have only to ask.

Wishing you both Peace and Love,
Dave Ward"

This tribute was added by Pamela Kidd on 29th September 2015

"You are in our hearts and prayers. Would love to talk soon if it's not too much.
Doug and Steph Boquist"

This tribute was added by Pamela Kidd on 29th September 2015

"Condolences to Pam and loved ones on the passing of your dear father.  Yes, keeping that last vigil is exhausting, but so glad you were able to be there for him.  Dr. Michelle Cordellos and Scott Bauder"

This tribute was added by Pamela Kidd on 29th September 2015

"Dear Jack, Pam, Tiffani, and all,

Tami and I extend are deepest sympathy and condolences to you all.  

We are thankful that we have good memories of spending time with Deane at the last reunion.  

May he rest in peace and may God give you the strength to carry on and remember his good contributions to this world.

As long as our loved ones live on in our hearts and memories, there is a part of them that never leaves us.

Love, Bill Boquist and Tami Anderson
Minnesota"

This tribute was added by Pamela Kidd on 29th September 2015

"So sorry for your loss, but thankful that you were there, Pam, and that he had you and/or Tiffani with him constantly in his last days on this earth. He was blessed to have your devotion and care all these years. It's exhausting and so intense walking with someone as they leave. I'm glad you still have your great attitude! Also glad you ALL are well. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Much love,
Janet Grothe"

This tribute was added by Pamela Kidd on 29th September 2015

"So sorry to hear of Deane's passing, thankful he was surrounded by all your love and attention and that he went peacefully. I'm keeping you all in my thoughts and meditations and sending peace & strength West for you.

-Mark Boquist"

This tribute was added by Pamela Kidd on 29th September 2015

"Thanks for calling me Jack. I am so sorry to learn of Deane’s passing.

Deane was a man I greatly admired, both as a Tek employee who put the company first, and as a man who was strictly honest.
He was greatly admired too by many, probably most, of the folks in engineering jobs at Tek.
He conducted meetings for years during product development to make sure the designers followed the procedures and requirements
specified by the new product introduction system called the phase system. He presided over those meetings in a no nonsense
way and required that honest answers were given to the question in that system as a way to help make sure the products
were ready when they were introduced into manufacturing.

Deane dealt with the entire engineering folks in product design at Tek, and was not limited to
just a small part of the company. As a result, I think every engineer knew who Deane was and what his job was to help insure the
products were meeting specifications and time lines. He actually scared some of the designers who feared him and his meetings
but we had become friends by then, we were both honest, and so the meetings I sat in on for my products went along just fine.

When I joined Tek in 1960 as a design engineer I was really wet behind the ears. Deane was sort of a scary guy to me then.
I was assigned the job of making a high voltage power supply for an oscilloscope’s Cathode Ray Tube that was short proof.
I was charged with making sure if someone accidentally shorted the high voltage to ground the transistors would survive
and the high voltage supply would not be damaged but would recover and work fine after the short.
The power supplies we had then were not short proof and with the introduction of transistors , which were rather
fragile, not well understood, and very expensive,  used in the new product I was working on I had to try a new
circuit design to see if it was short proof. Needless to say I ruined a number of transistors. Finally I walked into
Deane’s office to ask for yet another transistor he became angry because of the costs I had already sort of wasted.
But I felt worse about it then he did and I stood up to him face to face and challenged him to do the job!
I told him this was new territory and it was a cut and try process until one was found that worked!
That calmed him down, he smiled, and we were friends from then on.

I would like to attend any service planned for Deanne. If no service is planned I understand.

Please consider this email my sympathy card for a man I greatly admired, liked, and whose company and
sense of humor I greatly admired.

And I hope this helps you understand how much Deane meant to me. GOD Bless him, you two, and all who loved him.

Bob Johnson"

This tribute was added by sharon kidd on 28th September 2015

"To the Dean Kidd Family from Clair and Sharon....thinking of you all,
and wishing you strength at this time...Dean is now at peace and enjoying a reunion with his family that has passed before him...love from Clair and Sharon Kidd....."

This tribute was added by Pamela Kidd on 25th September 2015

"We miss you, Dad!
Pam Kidd and Jack Boquist"


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