Dennis Wallace

Obituary of Dennis H. Wallace

Dr. Dennis H. Wallace Dr. Dennis “Denny” Wallace passed away peacefully on the evening of January 15, 2023, with the love of his wife and daughters surrounding him. Denny was born in Seymour, Indiana in 1945 to John and Evelyn. He was the youngest of six children. He received his A.S. degree in pre-veterinary science from Vincennes University and his D.V.M. from Purdue University. While attending vet school at Purdue, Denny met the love of his life and best friend, Reta Cambridge. They would marry in June 1969. Denny was a natural athlete and played baseball, basketball, football, threw the javelin, and golfed at various times in his life. His favorite sport was fast-pitch softball, and he excelled as a left-handed pitcher. He played for 40 years, well into his fifties, often on teams with men thirty years younger than him. In the 1990s Denny was inducted into the Fast-Pitch Softball Hall of Fame. He worked as a research veterinarian specializing in parasites for Merck for over thirty years. Some of the well-known products he led trials for are Ivermectin, Heartgard, and Frontline. In 1975 Denny and Reta welcomed their first daughter, Stacey, and three years later, their second daughter, Valerie. Denny was a devoted husband and father and his family of four were and are extremely close. They enjoyed traveling together across North America and Europe and made an abundance of wonderful memories. This tradition has continued as the girls’ spouses and children were added to the family. He will be deeply missed by his wife of 53 years, Reta; daughters Stacey (Kevin), Valerie (Jason); grandchildren Gus, Arlo, Vivi, Garrett; step-grandchildren Chase, Kaylee, Alexis; oldest sister Jo Anne; only brother Victor (Marge); as well as numerous extended family members and friends. Denny was predeceased by his parents, John and Evelyn; sisters Adrienne, Kay, Susan; his in-laws, five brothers-in-law, three nephews, and one niece. Visitation, funeral service, and internment will be held at Valley Memorial Park and Funeral Home, 3929 SE Tualatin Valley Highway, Hillsboro, OR 97123 on January 24, 2023, beginning at noon.
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Tuesday
24
January

Visitation

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Tuesday, January 24, 2023
Valley Memorial Park Funeral Home
3929 SE Tualatin Valley Hwy
Hillsboro, Oregon, United States
503-648-5444
Tuesday
24
January

Funeral Service

1:00 pm
Tuesday, January 24, 2023
Valley Memorial Park Funeral Home
3929 SE Tualatin Valley Hwy
Hillsboro, Oregon, United States
503-648-5444
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