Melvin ‘Donnie’ Stout

Melvin ‘Donnie' Stout


Dec. 16, 1930 — Aug. 15, 2016

Don was born on Dec. 16, 1930, in Pryor, Oklahoma, to Oscar Melvin and Cleta Georgette (Hodge) Stout. He was the oldest of four children, Donnie, Lonnie, Norma Jean and Ronnie Stout. The family also lived in Glendale, Arizona, before moving to Campbell, California. Don enjoyed participating in track, and he graduated from Campbell High School.

From 1950 to 1955, he went to school at City College in San Jose, California, to become a journeyman electrician, and was an International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers union man for 45 years.

He attended First Baptist Church in San Jose, California, and became involved in a singles group called The Investors, where he met his wife, Dina Elizabeth Abbas, from Vancouver, British Columbia, and in 1963 they were joined in marriage.

First daughter Tamara was born in 1964, followed by Juliet, Donald and Cynthia. In 1974 they moved to Spokane, Washington, where they raised their children in the Spokane Valley, and attended the Berean Bible Church. The Stout family enjoyed many years in a wonderful community of friends, fellowship and faith. Don and Dina retired to Seaside, Oregon, in 1996, and joined the congregation at North Coast Family Fellowship.

Don loved to read, research the commodity market, set up charts and day trade. He enjoyed volunteer work at his church, walks on the beach and taking care of his cat, Einstein. He lived his life with integrity, was constantly faithful, deeply spiritual and always generous. Don was dearly loved by his family and will be greatly missed.

Don Stout is survived by his wife of 53 years, Dina; and his children, Tamara and her husband Brekke, Julie and her husband Ted, Donnie and his wife Michele and Cindy and her husband Rod. Don has seven grandchildren: Ezekiel, Conner, Josie, Isaiah, Levi, Anasara and Isabella. He is also survived by his sister Norma Jean, and brother Ronnie. Don was preceded in death by his mother Cleta, father Oscar, brother Lonnie, mother-in-law Martha, father-in-law Gerd, sister-in-law Freda and brother-in-law George.

Don Stout’s celebration of life will be held at North Coast Family Fellowship on Tuesday, Aug. 23, at 11 a.m., with a reception to follow. A private family interment will be at Evergreen Cemetery.

In lieu of gifts or flowers, please consider a donation to The Gideons.

Hughes-Ransom Mortuary & Crematory in Seaside is in charge of the arrangements. Visit to share memories and sign the guest book.

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