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Darwin Lee Anderson

April 3, 1935 January 10, 2011
Darwin Lee Anderson
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Darwin Lee Anderson April 3, 1935 - Jan. 10, 2011 Darwin Lee Anderson passed away in Medford, OR on Monday, Jan. 10, 2011. He was 75. Darwin was born April 3, 1935 in Medford, OR to R. Alfred and Ila (Jones) Anderson. He served in the US Air Force for four years, being honorably discharged at the rank of Airman First Class in 1963. Shortly after that he moved to Brookings. Darwin married June Marie Roe in April 16, 1969 in Reno, NV. He worked for South Coast Lumber Company for many years pulling greenchain. He and June moved to Elko, NV where they lived for 10 years before retiring back to Brookings. While there, Darwin worked for Newmont Gold Co. He enjoyed fishing, camping, hunting and gold-panning - he and June even had their own dredge in Happy Camp. They also loved their cats. Survivors include his wife, June of Brookings, step-children, Stan Byle and his wife, Shirley of Redmond, OR, Jolynn Dausey and her husband, Robin of Medford, John Gastonguay of New Mexico, Philippe Gastonguay of Brookings, Joseph Gastonguay and his wife, Connie of Brookings, Karen Pershin and her husband, Larry of Klamath Falls, OR, Kathy Nichols of Banks, OR, Terrie Carver of Brookings and Helayne Whitmore and her husband, Jesse of Medford, OR, numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren, and a sister, Judy Brennon of Medford and two nephews in Medford. Darwin was preceded in death by two brothers, Bill and Joe Anderson, and two daughters, Sharron Greenhaw and Becki Jones. A celebration of Darwin's life will be held on Saturday, January 22, 2011 at 1:00pm at Redwood Memorial Chapel, 1020 Fifield St. in Brookings. A lite reception will follow.

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