Richard ‘Dick’ Simons: May 16, 1943 – Aug. 31, 2021

Richard “Dick” L. Simons, 78, of Cottage Grove, Ore. passed away peacefully at home Aug. 31, 2021 from acute myeloid leukemia. 

Dick was born May 16, 1943 in Cottage Grove to parents Clayton and Grace (Beatty) Simons. He graduated from Cottage Grove High School and was drafted in the United States Army and served from 1965-67 at Fort Sill, Okla. He was awarded Good Conduct Medal and National Defense Service Medal. 

Dick worked 43 years in the lumber mill industry. He was a kind and soft-spoken man. There is . . .