DANIEL ROBERT PORCARO, 70, of Rogue River, Oregon, passed away Sunday, August 29, 2021, at his residence. Private family services will be held at a later date. Arrangements entrusted to Stephens Family Chapel, Grants Pass, Oregon.
BOB RAY MIDDLETON, 92, of Rogue River, Oregon, passed away peacefully on Thursday, August 19, 2021, at Three Rivers Hospital in Grants Pass. Bob worked for the United States Postal Service (USPS) in the early 1950s delivering mail on his bicycle. In 1956, he began his career at United Parcel Service (UPS) in California and retired in 1985 after 28 years of service. He started as a delivery driver, and from there, he held a position in Damage Control, where he investigated lost or damaged claims. With his extensive experience at UPS, Bob was asked to become a major player in opening new hubs through-out the United States and Canada. In 1985, after his retirement, Bob moved to Southern Oregon, where he lived for 36 years. Bob was an avid collector of antique diecast cars and trucks. He also had a passion for anything Western. Bob’s home was filled with Western décor in almost every room. In his spare time, he loved painting unfinished wood crafts like birdhouses. Bob is survived by his two daughters, Marlene Kelly and Marilyn Middle-ton; his grandchildren, Hope Merritt and Travis Merritt; his great-grandchildren, Kylie Hufnagel, Alanna Merritt, Sadie Merritt, Sweeney Merritt, and Sawyer Merritt; and his great great-grandchild, Brayden Hufnagel.
Rogue River resident JACQUELINE MALE, 83, went home to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on August 29, 2021, due to heart failure. Jacqueline was born in Iowa to Cyril and Ruth Bollman. Being part of a military family, they moved often. Her family moved to Southern California in her grade school years. She met her husband-to-be at church and they married in 1957. They had six children. In 1989, they relocated to Rogue River, Oregon, and that is where they made their permanent home. She loved to read, volunteer and serve at church, complete puzzles, and cross stitch. Jacqueline also enjoyed crafting and gardening. Most of all, though, she loved spending time with her family. She was preceded in death by her husband of 56 years, Norman; her parents; and two sisters, Colleen and Carol; and son-in-law, Al. She is survived by her children: Lynn (Gary), Kim (Craig), Alice, Norm (Heidi), Jennifer (Brad), and Melissa (Todd); along with many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in her memory to Rogue Valley Community Church. A private ceremony will be held in her honor at a later date.
We are saddened to announce the passing of FLOYD LEON OAKLEY, 86, on July 15, 2021, and his wife of 66 years, THERESA DOLORES OAKLEY, 87, on August 14, 2021. Both residents of Rogue River, Oregon, passed away peacefully in their home surrounded by their sons. The two had met in the U.S. Marine Corps in 1955 and built a family together in the San Francisco Bay Area. Floyd was born in Seattle, Washington, and settled in San Francisco Bay Area, where he was a Teamster for 30 years in Locals 85 and 70 in Oakland, and a Firefighter for the San Francisco Fire Department for 25 years at Engine 13. He was often seen playing Solitaire, sorting through jellybeans with his grandchildren, or walking his dogs at the break of dawn. Theresa grew up in Menominee, Michigan, before joining the Marines and moving to San Francisco. She was a bookkeeper at the law firm Flair, Hoback, and Tess for 40 years. Theresa was a homebody who enjoyed spending time with her family and her beloved pets. She was a dedicated animal advocate and spent countless hours through the years volunteer-ing at local animal shelters. Their generosity and compassion made them loved by many, and they will be dearly missed by their family. They are survived by their daughter, Terri Ann Han-nah of Pacheco, California; and their three sons, Mike Oakley of Suisun City, California, Bob Oakley of Rogue River, Oregon, and Rob Oakley of Rogue River, Oregon; seven grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren. Please join the family for a celebration of life cere-mony on Saturday, Septem-ber 4, 2021, at 1:00 p.m. at Evans Valley Bible Church in Rogue River. In lieu of flow-ers, the family asks that do-nations be made in honor of Terri and Floyd to S.O. Hu-mane Animal Shelter in Med-ford, Oregon, at 2910 Table Rock Road, 97509.
BETTY N. BOCK, 88, of Rogue River, died August 24, 2021, in Medford, Oregon. Betty was born April 29, 1933, to Arthur and Minnie Hite in Enid, Oklahoma, along with two brothers and three sisters. She met her loving husband, Delbert, of sixty years, at a softball game and were married on December 10, 1950. As a United States Airforce wife & homemaker, she raised two boys, William and Phil. They were stationed at four air-bases before making Travis Airforce base their home until retirement. They were living in Saudi Arabia when they became grandparents in 1982. Betty and Delbert retired to Rogue River, Oregon, in 1989, making it their final home. Betty became a great grandmother in 2008. She was a proud member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, New Beginnings Christian Center, and Coffee Break Bible study. She was an avid bowler, accom-plished seamstress, and loved sharing her stories of traveling the world. Betty was preceded in death by her husband, Del-bert; son, William (Kathleen); grandson, Craig; and great-grandson, Jameson. She is survived by her son, Phil; grandson, Thomas (Tara); granddaughter, Caitlin; and great-grandchil-dren, Trinity, Barrett, and Americus. A service was held on Saturday, August 28, 2021, at 11:00 AM at New Begin-nings Christian Center, 270 W Evans Creek Rd., Rogue River, OR 97537. In lieu of flowers, the family would prefer donations to be made in Betty's name to New Beginnings Christian Center, PO Box 1255, Rogue River, OR 97537.
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