Obituaries & Tributes

David ‘Pop’ Macauley

1933 – Dec 8, 2022

David “Pop” Macauley peacefully passed on to be with Jesus on Dec 8, 2022. He was born to John and Jimmie (Preuit) Macauley in Eugene, Ore. in 1933. He grew up on the family farm on Turkey Run near Cottage Grove. He was baptized into Christ in Creswell at the old Church of Christ in the late 1940s. He graduated from Cottage Grove High School in 1952.

Dave started out logging with a crosscut saw and draft horses owned by his dad. He first put his hands on a chainsaw in June of 1952, shortly after graduating, and continued in the logging industry until and after retirement. Into his 80s he enjoyed cutting and delivering fire wood to the “old folks” and widows. As a timber faller, Dave even spent a couple of years in the 1960s in Northern California cutting the big redwood timber. 

In 1958, he married the love of his life Delores (Kringen) Macauley. They had six children: Steven (Arlene) Douglas, Susan (Preston Nydam), Kathy (Dan Holt), Laryn (Kimberly) and Laura (Dan Hemenway). 

Delores preceded him in death in 1980, leaving the six kids ranging in ages from 3 to 19. Dave never remarried. If you asked him about his hobbies, for many years he would say “chasing kids.”

Pop liked to travel, especially to Alaska. He really looked forward to his high school class reunions. He also liked to read. He liked to tell stories and had an unusually good memory for names and dates. Dave loved history, especially Oregon pioneer and family heritage that he had learned from reading and the “old timers.”

ANYWAY … He also liked to eat at restaurants and potlucks and at home or visiting, inside or outside; mostly just on the days that end with the letter “y.”

Dave was a dedicated Christian. He was very influential in the founding of Delight Valley Church of Christ, near Cottage Grove.

Pop loved all of his 19 grandkids and could tell you each of their birthdays and year they were born. He was also the very proud grandpa to his four great-grandkids.

Dave was preceded in death by his brothers: John, Ben, and Paul Macauley, his sister, Anna Farnsworth, and “most of his friends,” including good friend  Ray Sloan.

He is survived by two brothers: Edward and Bill (Willie) Macauley, and the Holbrook “Boys.”  Arrangements by Smith-Lund-Mills Funeral Chapel and Crematorium.



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