Gary McMahan, 56, of Creswell, passed away on Aug. 23 after a short battle with brain cancer. He was born on July 22, 1965 to Jack McMahan and Beverly Vernon in Grants Pass, Ore. He graduated from Creswell High School in 1984, and later graduated from Lane County Region Police Reserve Academy in 2006.
Upon moving to Creswell in 1982, he met Connie Grousbeck, and they married in 1985, going on to have two children, Daniel and Doug.
When he turned 18, Gary joined the Creswell Volunteer Fire Department where he . . .