Jesus said, "I go to prepare a place for you."
John 14:2
  • 88 years old
  • Born on December 3, 1926 in Sanish, North Dakota, United States.
  • Passed away on September 17, 2015 in Newberg, Oregon, United States.

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.

Posted 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
Posted 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
Posted 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
Posted 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
Posted 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
Posted 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.
Posted 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
Posted 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.
Posted 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
Posted 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
Posted 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
Posted 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
Posted 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
Posted 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
Posted 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
Posted 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
Posted 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
Posted 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
Posted 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
Posted 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
Posted 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
Posted by Pamela Kidd on 24th October 2015
Thinking of you in this tough time. X Sam Boquist Reid Australia
Posted 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
Posted 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
Posted 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
Posted 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
Posted 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
Posted 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
Posted 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
Posted 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
Posted 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
Posted 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
Posted by Pamela Kidd on 23rd October 2015
With Sympathy. Judi and Richard Stack
Posted 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.....
Posted 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
Posted 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
Posted 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
Posted 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
Posted 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
Posted 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
Posted 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
Posted 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
Posted 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
Posted 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
Posted 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
Posted 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
Posted 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
Posted 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.
Posted by Pamela Kidd on 29th September 2015
So sorry to hear. You're in my prayers. Sincerely, Randall Elliott PE
Posted 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

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