April 21, 1937 — March 3, 2018
Arthur “Neal” Kinion passed away peacefully at his home in Corvallis on Saturday, March 3, 2018.
He was born April 21, 1937 in Drumright, Oklahoma to Elden and Edith Kinion. They moved to Oregon in 1939, settling in South Beach where his father fished in Yaquina Bay. Soon after, they moved to Vancouver, Washington where Neal began elementary school, which continued in Turner, Oregon.
He attended Cascade High through his junior year before moving to Corvallis in 1954. He played varsity basketball at both Cascade and Corvallis High Schools, graduating in 1955. He loved the sport, saying he “had too much fun!”
Neal attended OSU, graduating with an accounting degree in 1960.
He worked for Del Monte in San Francisco before returning to Oregon in 1966 to earn a Master’s degree in finance from U. of O.
He also served in the Army Reserve from 1958-1964.
He became Controller for Mailwell Envelope Company in Portland, during which time he purchased his first rental property. He took early retirement returning to Corvallis where he continued to manage property and develop an interest following the stock market; a natural trait for a “numbers” person.
His connection to the Corvallis Assembly of God Church began in 1954 and extended until his passing. It was here he met the love of his life, Lorraine Dougherty. His love for her grew over the course of their 35 year relationship. Neal was adopted into the families of Lorraine’s two children, John Dougherty and Katherine Girard.
Neal was a model of positive attitude, compassion for others and very caring and kind to everyone he met and associated with. His legacy will never be forgotten.
He was preceded in death by parents, “Red” and Edith Kinion; and brother, Dale Kinion of Albany.
He is survived by siblings, Lajane Dyer of Albany, Brenda Thompson of Keizer and Dan Kinion of Vancouver, Washington; along with several nieces and nephews.
Our family wishes to extend sincere thanks to the amazing care provided by Lumina Hospice and staff. A special thanks goes to Colleen Miller who also assisted with care in his final days. You are all truly Angels!
A memorial service will be at 1 p.m. on March 17 at Kings Circle Assembly of God in Corvallis.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made online at www.luminahospice.org.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.mchenryfuneralhome.com.