Duane Keith Summers
Restaurant owner, 61Duane Keith Summers, 61, of Seaside, died Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2003 in Seaside.
Mr. Summers was born May 19, 1942 in Iowa City, Iowa, to Keith Lavern and Roberta Mae Patterson Summers. He grew up in Belle-vue, Wash., and married his first wife there. They later divorced.
Mr. Summers moved to Oklahoma City, Okla., where he lived for 18 years and learned to barbecue.
In 2000, he married Barbara Stephens. She survives, living in Seaside.
Family members said he had a love for cooking, which led to his dream of opening his own restaurant, Riverside Bar-B-Que in Seaside. He enjoyed shopping, decorating his home and giving gifts, and also insisted on gifts for himself, according to family. His family was the most important treasure in his life.
In addition to his wife, Mr. Summers is survived by four daughters and two sons-in-law, Stacy and Ian Nordhoy of Woodinville, Wash., Tori and Rob U'Ren of Redmond, Wash., and Trinity Bounds and Amber Senn, both of Trenton, N.J.; two sisters and a brother-in-law, Sharon and Glen Koegel of Everett, Wash., and Jackie Dillard of Sandy, Utah; his stepfather, John Murphy of Renton, Wash.; five grandsons, Chase, Lane and Tate Nordhoy of Woodinville and Hunter and Landon U'Ren of Redmond; and numerous nieces, nephews and friends.
A memorial will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Pioneer Presbyterian Church in Warrenton.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association, in care of Hughes-Ransom Cremation and Mortuaries, 220 N. Holladay Drive, Seaside, OR 97138.
Duane Summers and his barbecue are featured in this week's edition of Coast Weekend. News of his death reached the newspaper after the section went to press.