Duwayne Archie Safley
July 11,1929 ~ November 29,2016
It is with great sadness that the family of Duwayne Safley announces his passing in Oceanside, California.
He was born in San Jose, California to Archie and Daphne Safley. He moved to Minden as a teenager when his father was appointed as principal of Douglas County Elementary Schools. Duwayne attended Douglas High, graduating in 1947.
After graduation he attended art school, then enlisted in the US Navy in 1949, where he served honorably for four years.
Upon discharge, he attended Woodbury College in Los Angeles, graduating with a BA in Business Administration. His career and talents merged during his lifetime as he worked as a commercial artist, and continued his avocation as a fine artist.
He is survived by his adopted son, David Safley, his sister, Daphne Safley Yamagata, brothers, Darrell and Craig Safley, nieces, Tanya Yamagata and Catherine Safley, and nephews, Mark Yamagata and Patrick Safley.
Private services will be held by the family in Carson Valley.