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Kaino Clifford Dixon
October 9th, 1993 – August 26th, 2022
Kaino Clifford Dixon was born in Newport, OR on October 9th, 1993 to Kevin and Taunette Dixon. He passed away on August 26th, 2022 at the young age of 28 years old, from injuries he sustained in a car accident. With his tragic death, many people’s lives were preserved through the donation of his organs.
Kaino is survived by his parents, his sister Kalli Dixon and nephew Kainen Borden, grandmothers Mary Dorsey and Judy Dixon, cousins Walker and Ace Eliasen who were raised as siblings to Kaino, cousins Jake and Kyle Hall, Kapricia Geil, Chance and Sadie Dorsey, as well as a very large and close extended family and dozens of friends he considered family. Kaino is preceded in death by his great grandparents Clifford and Dorothy Hall and Kaino(Dutch) and Mo Niemi, grandfathers Dale Dorsey and William Dixon, aunts Tiffany Eliasen and Tamy Hall and two of his best friends Kyle Vinson and Brennon Schamel.
The majority of Kaino’s childhood was spent outdoors at his home in Toledo with his sister and his many friends that became his family. His life was full of adventures, traveling, building, camping and dirt bikes. After graduating from Newport High School in 2012, Kaino moved to Albany with his best friend Lane Imbler-Bremner to attend Linn Benton’s welding program. He moved back to the coast a few years later, not only knowing how to weld but with some great hardwear from breaking his collarbone twice from racing dirtbikes. Kaino had a great love for motocross but his lanky 6’4 build wasn’t quite compatible.
After moving home, Kaino began commercial fishing with his father which he continued until his last days. His true passion was graphic design and he was able to start Freewheel Designs during his off time and turned his love for motocross into a successful business focusing the majority of his work on designing dirt bike graphics. Each year, with his talent and hard work, Freewheel Designs grew into what he was hoping to be able to quit fishing completely to focus on one day.
Kaino lived life to its fullest every single day. He will forever be known for the lasting impact of the love and friendship he gave so easily. He was so kind and generous and would do anything not only for those he cared for, but for anyone in need. He was the man that you wanted in your corner. Kaino will live on through his nephew, who is his mini me and was the absolute love of his life. No matter how you knew Kaino, when you think of him the first thing you think of is the power of his welcoming smile and calm disposition. There will forever be an aching hole in our community for the spot that Kaino once held.
There will be a Celebration of Life on Sunday, September 18th, 2022 at 1:00pm at the Olalla Valley Golf Course in Toledo, Oregon. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Newport Fishermen's Wives, PO Box 971 Newport, OR 97365 with “Kaino Dixon” in the memo. Any proceeds will go to the future of his nephew and soon to be niece, family was everything to him.