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Jack Coggins

June 21, 1926 ~ November 17, 2018 (age 92)

Jack E. Coggins Jr., 92, passed away November 17, 2018 at Blue Mountain Care Center in Prairie City, Oregon. Services will be held at a later date.

Jack was born June 21, 1926, in Littleton, Colorado to Hazel and Jack E. Coggins Sr., following sister Corleen joined the family.

Jack enlisted in the Army in 1944 where he served as a marksman in the Korean War. After returning home, he married Carol Jean Avery on October 12, 1953 in Vancouver, Washington and welcomed two children. He worked as a truck driver and as a Dept Manager for Montgomery Wards where he worked for 25 years.

Jack loved his family and doing things for others. He was an accomplished gardener and always had a beautiful yard. He loved traveling, especially if it meant going to the beach. Jack was a member of the Episcopal Church and loved by many.

Jack was preceded in death by his parents, Hazel and Jack Coggins Sr. and his wife, Carol.

Survivors include his daughter, Shawn (Dave) Duncan of Mt. Vernon; son John (Vanessa) Coggins of Turner, Oregon; sister Corleen Dyer of Denver, Colorado; significant other Dorine Richmond of Woodburn, Oregon; nine grandchildren and one great grandchild and all his care givers at Blue Mountain Care Center whom he loved just as much as they loved him.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Grant County Hope for Paws through Driskill Memorial Chapel at 241 S. Canyon Blvd., John Day, OR 97845.

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