ForeverMissed

 

Dominick “Dom” Faraca a resident of Crooked River Ranch in Terrebonne, OR passed away in the early hours of February 13, 2011.
 
Born on June 29th, 1935 in Spokane, WA, he was the only child of Pasquale (Pat) and Loretta Faraca. He is survived by his loving wife of 21 years Kaye and his children:
 
(Son) Kyle Faraca of Spokane, WA (Grandchildren) Nikki Faulkner, Jamie Faraca, Brooklyn Faraca. (Great-grandchildren) Haylie Lawler, Hayden Lawler, Kayven Thorton.
 
(Daughter) Kim Colton and her husband Jim of Lake Oswego, OR, (Granddaughter) Nicole and husband Tyler Wynn, (Great-grandchildren) Dylan and Madyson Wynn.
 
(Son) Kevin Faraca and his wife Sandra of Vancouver, WA (Grandchildren) Dominick and Jessica Faraca
 
(Son) Kraig Faraca and his wife Deidre of Oregon City, OR (Grandson) Jacob Faraca.
 
(Daughter) Tracy Faraca of Portland, OR (Granddaughter) Isabella Hudson.
 
(Step-Son) Rick Good and his wife Carol of Redmond OR, (Grandchildren) Natalie and husband Jason Haderlie, Jordan, and Kayla Good.
 
(Favorite Son) Wopper the dog.
 
 
 
Posted by John Shoaf on February 15, 2012
There is nothing so terrible and empty as losing your father. I have done this myself. Dom was so loved by his family, especially Kim. He shared so many fabulous moments with her and her family. We have met him numerous times and have always regarded him as a true gentlemen and the first one to say "party on": Our love to all. My heart breaks at your loss....I too feel it everyday.
Posted by Nicole Wynn on February 13, 2012
One year ago today my papa left, I think of you all the time. I love and miss you!!
Posted by Kim Colton on February 13, 2012
One year ago! I lost my Father. I loved him more than any one can know. I have his pictures and every morning I tell him how much I love him and how I miss him. I feel him with me all the time but the void in my life and my hart will never be full again. I will neverr have the daily phone calls that I wait for every day. I LOVE and MISS him more than words can say! Daddy I Miss You!!!
Posted by Richard Lewis on February 13, 2012
Dom's passing has left a hole in my heart that will NEVER be filled. He was absolutely unique and I miss him more than I can adequately ever say. Damn. Damn. Damn.
Posted by Kim Mitzel on March 10, 2011
As neighbors with kids all near the same age we dominated Hillwood Ave. The Friday night revolving dinners, the hilarious evenings sitting in the front row watching the "Partners" perform. The troubadors and Dom had a history of running into each other over the years so when Dom was spotted the group would shout out F-A-R-A-C-A. Larger than life always fun to be around. Bob and Susan Ellis
Posted by Nicole Wynn on March 10, 2011
I have a lifetime of memorie's with my "Papa"....Most recently my son Dylan played football this last season and after every game he had to call Papa and tell about every great thing that happened and I know that he just loved hearing the play by play of the game. I think about you everyday Papa and I will miss you more than I can say. Love Nicole
Posted by Bette Lyn Kelly on March 9, 2011
I have too many incredible memories of Donny (my special cugino) to mention here, but this wonderful tribute you have given him is a gift to us all. You nailed your dad to a “t”… the wonderful character we loved dearly! Our thoughts and prayers continue to be with Kaye and you beautiful kids – the pride and joy of Donny’s life. With much love, Bette Lyn, Ty and Tom
Posted by JoAnn & George Ward on March 7, 2011
Goodby Cous,I'm so sorry over these years we've not had much visiting time together, especially looked forward to seeing you and meeting Kaye. Go with God. My prayers and thoughts are with Kaye and this beautiful family he left behind,his spirit and wonderful personality and love will always be with you all. We keep you all in our prayers. With Love from his cuchina JoAnn & George Ward
Posted by Maria Forester on March 6, 2011
Whenever Dom came into the Pharmacy he always had a smile on his face and by the time he left we were all smiling. He will greatly missed along with his funny comments. May he forever play golf were he is now
Posted by John Shoaf on March 6, 2011
We have known Dom for several years as we are great friends of Kim and Jim. Whenever he was in town, we got together and always had such a great time. He really enjoyed our dinners at Benihana! That guy knew how to party and loved his family and friends to the utmost. Molly and John Shoaf

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Posted by John Shoaf on February 15, 2012
There is nothing so terrible and empty as losing your father. I have done this myself. Dom was so loved by his family, especially Kim. He shared so many fabulous moments with her and her family. We have met him numerous times and have always regarded him as a true gentlemen and the first one to say "party on": Our love to all. My heart breaks at your loss....I too feel it everyday.
Posted by Nicole Wynn on February 13, 2012
One year ago today my papa left, I think of you all the time. I love and miss you!!
Posted by Kim Colton on February 13, 2012
One year ago! I lost my Father. I loved him more than any one can know. I have his pictures and every morning I tell him how much I love him and how I miss him. I feel him with me all the time but the void in my life and my hart will never be full again. I will neverr have the daily phone calls that I wait for every day. I LOVE and MISS him more than words can say! Daddy I Miss You!!!
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Shared by Bette Lyn Kelly on March 11, 2011

 

I’m so grateful for Donny and Kaye’s trips to Spokane the last few years, and their last excursion in the fall of 2010 included hilarious routs between him and Wopper – Italian style! (Thankfully, my neighbors didn’t understand “Dago reprimands”!) Only Donny could describe his sneaky trips to the pound (unknown to Kaye), and how he maneuvered Wopper into their life… side-cracking funny! On that particular visit to Spokane, Donny’s far tinier and fragile frame (almost 100 lbs lost!) surely didn’t lessen the grand humor he provided us his entire life.
 
My most memorable time with him would be when he and I were alone with his mother (Auntie to me) during her final moments of life – him holding one of her hands, and me the other. That formed a special bond between us we spoke about often… 

Dom loved his Cadillac’s

Shared by Kevin, Kraig & Kim Faraca on March 6, 2011

Late in the evening of July 28, 1981 I was in labor with Dom's first grandchild.  I needed  to go to the hospital right away.  Dad came to take me in his bright new Cadillac.  His first question was had my water broke.  I informed him not yet.  He made me stand in the parking lot until we got enough towels to protect his  new red velvet seats.  All worked out well, my water didn't break until we arrived at the hospital and his first granddaughter Nicole was born the next morning.

Dad loved his Cadillac's!

Kim Colton

Shared by Billl Hopper on March 6, 2011

I joined Dom at football practice at "EWCE" our freshman year.  We became friends, at least for that experience.  It was August, 100 degrees, daily doubles.  We both felt like we'd quit if we could face our families if we did.  I was injured in the final pre-season practice, and missed the whole season.  I left school at the end of winter term.  I really was there to play basketball anyway, and, since I couldn't stand Red Reese, I went home, and then completed the rest of college at George Fox.

It's good hear about Dom's life.  We had no contact following my departure from Eastern .  I saw the obit in the Oregonian, and the name jumped off the page.  I never forgot him.

Bill Hopper