OBITUARY FOR WAYNE PAUL ALLEY
Wayne Paul Alley was born on July 27th, 1938 in Shattock, Oklahoma, the son of Woodrow and Avah (Boby) Alley. His family settled in Oceanside, CA, where his father was a paint contractor for many years. Wayne and his brother worked for their Dad's business.
Wayne graduated from Oceanside High School, where he was inducted into their Hall of Fame. He graduated from Oceanside-Carlsbad Jr. College. He received a Bachelor of Science from the University of California, Berkley, Master of Science from San Diego State University, and a Ph.D from the University of Michigan.
Wayne and Lillian Marie Porter were married on August 10th, 1963. They were still happily married at the time of his passing on June 22, 2012.
His life-long career was spent at California State University, Los Angeles's Department of Biology, and was given the Emeritus Status at his retirement. Wayne was also a founding member of the Desert Fishes Council and worked in Desert Tortoise research.
He is survived by his wife, Lillian Marie Alley, daughter, Lana Elaine Alley, son, Glen Ronald Alley, grandson, Bradley William Alley, granddaughter, Ava Sophia Alley. He is also survived by brother, Woodrow Valgene Alley, and sister, Sandra Faye Alley Scheafer.
He had a great sense of humor and was known as "Mr. Lovable". Wayne loved animals and they loved him. He made sure his children and grand children got loving and instructive attention.
Knowing and loving him has made all our lives so much better. ---UNTIL WE MEET AGAIN IN HEAVEN---
My dad has passed away and I'm going to miss him very much.
Our personalities and life views were so similar that we've always had a special understanding of one another. Most of the time this was good, but it also meant that there were some clashes. They were life-lessons that helped me to learn more about him and myself - I wouldn't trade the conflicts for anything.
The greatest gift he gave me was the appreciation for nature. We would hike the local foothills and this was our "bonding" time. While enjoying the surroundings we would talk about the different things in our lives. He would tell me about the time he spent with my Mom before I was born and as he talked, it was never more evident the love and respect he had for her. Since then, I've come to associate his love for her with those hikes.
My memories are strongest with the times I spent with you as a child.
Some of the wonderful things that we did together include: Walking on the railroad tracks, Indian Guides, Playing Soccer and kicking the ball, Playing Badminton, Taking hikes and sampling the local creeks, Going to the tide pools, Collecting plankton behind the sailboat, Playing basketball, Going to CSULA with you, Eating lunch with you in your office, Being part of your class and so many more good times. THANK YOU!
We had a lot of good memories together: road trips across the country, hikes at nearby Eaton Canyon, all sorts of school trips and projects while I was growing up.
YOU WERE THE BEST GRANDPA A KID COULD ASK FOR. I AM REALLY GOING TO MISS YOU!
I liked Grandpa Wayne because he used to tease me and he let me tickle his back. We had a lot of fun playing outside when he wasn't sick. He went to be with Jesus and I miss him!