March 7, 1929 - April 5, 2012
Dwight Crater Treganowan, age 83, of Walla Walla died April 5, 2012. The family will have a private memorial service. Dwight had great respect and admiration for our military service members. He would approve of your generous donations to the "Wounded Warriors Project" through Munselle-Rhodes Funeral Home, 902 S. Main, Milton-Freewater, OR 97862
Dwight was born March 7, 1929, and raised in Dover, N.J. He is a graduate of Blair Academy, Blairstown, N.J., and also attended the University of Arizona, where he enjoyed his collegiate life as a member of Theta Chi fraternity. Dwight also served in the United States Navy during the Korean War aboard the USS Hyman, DD 732, a Sumner class destroyer. After an honorable discharge from the Navy he went on to attend Whitworth College in Spokane. He completed a bachelor's degree in advertising. While attending Whitworth College he met his future wife, Mary Brown (a farmer's daughter). Mary was raised in wheat country between Coulee City and Waterville, Wash. They were married in August of 1955. Dwight and Mary built a home in Walla Walla in 1959.
They lived there together for 56 years. Dwight was the advertising manager of the Walla Walla Union-Bulletin until retiring 1976. He then pursued a second career as the purchasing director for St. Mary Medical Center until his retirement. He enjoyed retired life immensely. He loved to travel "back East" to visit his youngest son Brad and his wife Chris. Dwight and Mary also traveled the desert Southwest, and enjoyed many trips to Reno with friends and family. He also thoroughly enjoyed his granddaughters, Laura and Caroline. He took tremendous pride in being grandpa, attending all their softball and soccer games, ski races and sporting events at Walla Walla High School.
Dwight was preceded in death by his wife, Mary, last September. Survivors include his two sons, Doug of Portland and Brad of Hendersonville, Tenn. Dwight also has two granddaughters, Laura of Tuscan, Ariz., and Caroline of Walla Walla.