Dalton Armand Miars fell asleep in death in Lane County on Dec. 22, 2021 at the age of 30, due to a tragic accident.
Dalton lived his entire life in the state of Oregon. He was born in Eugene, June 17, 1991, and spent the first few years of his life living in Springfield.
At the age of 6 he moved to Marcola for a year. From there he and his family resided in Leaburg where he spent the rest of his youth. While growing up, more than anything else, he loved to spend time with his dad, Jeff, who resided in Myrtle Creek. As an adult Dalton lived in the Eugene/Springfield and Riddle area.
Those who knew Dalton would describe him as shy and very kind, with gentle brown eyes and a beautiful smile. He made people happy with his great sense of humor, putting on wigs, quirky clothes and silly faces with the desire to bring joy and laughter to those around him.
Being near the water, where he could swim, fish or go rafting, is what brought him joy. He also enjoyed cooking for others, skateboarding and creating art projects using his imagination and reclaimed items.
But more than anything else Dalton loved his children. They were the light of his life, and he was the light of theirs. A friend to everyone he met, Dalton especially had a desire to help those who were down on their luck, and he did to the best of his ability.
He was dearly loved by his family and friends.
Dalton is preceded in death by his first son, Winter Miars. He is survived by his daughter Amilia Miars, 7; his son Maddix Miars, 6; his father Jeffery Miars; stepmother RaeAnn Miars; his mother Connie Akers; his stepfather Brad Akers; two brothers; four sisters; one stepbrother; two stepsisters; two grandmothers; and many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. All of us will miss him beyond measure.
A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, Jan. 8, at 10 a.m. at Major Family Funeral Home in Springfield. Visit majorfamilyfuneralhome.com to sign the online guest book and see the service live streamed.