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Eugene “Gene” Middaugh

June 23, 1931 – October 26, 2008


Stayton – Gene, 77, passed away at his home in Stayton on October 26, 2008. He was born in Watertown, SD, at age 11 Gene moved with his family from Huron, SD to Portland. 

In 1943 he delivered newspapers for the Oregonian. That was his first taste of independence at age 12. Gene graduated from Roosevelt High School in June 1950. He joined the Navy in June of 1950 until 1954. Gene served on the US Aircraft USS Oriskany. He started working at Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife in 1954 at Marion Forks and at various hatcheries throughout Oregon until he retired from South Santiam hatchery in Sweet Home in 1991. 

After retirement, Gene and his wife JoAnn, settled in Stayton. He loved gardening and taking camping trips with his family. Gene is survived by his wife, JoAnn,  sons Allen, Terry, Brad and Greg, sisters: Dorothy Bebek and Marje Callow, Brother: Gary Middaugh,  5 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. 

There will be a Celebration of Life on Saturday, November 15, 2008 at the Stayton Community Center from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Donations may be made in his remembrance to American Cancer Society Great West Division 0330 SW Curry St. Portland, OR 97239. Serving the family, North Santiam Funeral Service, Stayton.



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