Alden Richard Slocum Jr.: Feb. 15, 1943 – Dec. 3, 2021

Alden Richard Slocum Jr., a lifelong resident of Cottage Grove, Ore., died peacefully Dec. 3, 2021, surrounded by family and close friends. 

He was born Feb. 15, 1943, in Eugene, Ore. to parents Alden, Sr. and Alice (Mack) Slocum. Alden graduated from Cottage Grove High School in 1961. He married his high school sweetheart Carol Menz, Dec. 31, 1963, in Reno, Nev. 

Alden worked in the lumber industry most of his career. His hobbies include woodworking and painting. He especially loved making and playing Native American-style flutes. He was an . . .