Dwayne Lane Passes Away At 80

March 18, 2016

Everett

Sad to report the passing of noted auto dealer and Everett philanthropist Dwayne Lane…

Dwayne Lane

Dwayne Lane photo courtesy of Dwayne Lane Family of Auto Centers.

With great sadness Dwayne Lane’s Auto Family announces the passing of company founder Dwayne Lane. Dwayne enjoyed his final day visiting with friends on one of his favorite holidays, St. Patrick’s Day. He spent his evening at home with Rosemary, watching the Gonzaga Bulldogs win in the first round of the March Madness College Basketball tournament.

“While we are deeply saddened by his death we rejoice in knowing that Dwayne lived each day to the fullest. He loved God, family, friends, employees and his horses and worked hard to build Dwayne Lane’s Auto Family to the great company it is today”, commented Tom Lane, president of Dwayne Lane’s Auto Family.

Dwayne Lane entered the auto business in 1954 as a lot attendant working for Walsh Platt Motors. He worked his way up through the ranks and became a partner with Harold Walsh and Frank Platt in 1966.
In 1972 he became the sole owner of the company. Lane retired in 1998 and his son Tom Lane was named president. Dwayne Lane’s Auto Family has grown to six locations with the recent acquisition of Skagit Subaru, Skagit Mazda and Skagit Ford-Lincoln.

Lane was active in the community through volunteerism and philanthropic support. He is survived by his wife Rosemary, children Monica, Colleen, MaryKay, Peter and Thomas. 15 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Funeral services are pending.




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3 Responses to “Dwayne Lane Passes Away At 80”

  1. Anon Says:

    RIP.

    Not to piss on his grave but personally, the dealership sucks. Wouldn’t even let me test drive a car- bought one next day from a better dealer for a better price.

  2. Mike N Says:

    Never met him personally, but my wife and I bought our last car from one of his dealerships. It was the best car buying experience we ever had from a dealership. I’m sure he was the one to set the bar for customer service, and it’s too bad there aren’t more like him. Even thought we never met him, he will be missed.

  3. Eleanore Says:

    RIP sir, he was a good man.