Lyle “Wayne” Bevins of Kelso, Wash., passed away Sat., Aug. 12, 2023, peacefully at his home at the age of 87.
Wayne was born to Merle and Mabel Bevins Sept. 2, 1935, in Toledo, Wash.
Preceding Wayne in death were his parents, Merle and Mabel Bevins; a brother, Richard Bevins; his first wife, Patty; his second wife, Helen; two stepchildren, Sandy Tenant and James Herron; and a grandchild.
Wayne is survived by his current wife, Mary Lou Bevins of Kelso; three children, Guy Bevins, Debbie Bevins, and Steve Bevins; two stepchildren, Kathie Parrish and Tina Mackenroth; and three grandchildren.
Wayne was a lifelong resident of the Longview area. He served in the Navy and spent several years with the Cowlitz County Sheriff’s Department. Wayne spent the bulk of his career with the Port of Longview as a longshoreman with Local 21, where he retired.
Wayne was a lifelong member of the Elks and Masons lodges. He loved to travel and spend his winters in Hawaii. He was loved by his family and friends and will be greatly missed.
As Wayne wished, there will be no formal service.