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TRIBUTE: Robert ‘Bob’ Leroy Raymond

Robert ‘Bob’ Leroy Raymond

Feb. 16, 1932 — June 21, 2024

Robert “Bob” Leroy Raymond of Cottage Grove, Oregon passed away June 21, 2024 at the age of 92. 

Bob was born Feb. 16, 1932 in Cottage Grove, Oregon to parents Herbert H. and Elizabeth G. (Gertje) Raymond. He enlisted in and served 6 years in the United States Army National Guard. He married Valentine “Marie” Owen on April 10, 1953 in Dorena, Oregon. They were four months shy of 69 years of marriage until her passing on January 12, 2022. 

Bob received his general education diploma later in life. He worked in the logging industry working for Booth Kelley, Bohemia, and he retired from Willamette Industries. 

Bob was an avid outdoorsman fishing and hunting. He enjoyed traveling and classic cars, but most of all family and friends. Bob was a long-time member of the Cottage Grove Elks. 

He is survived by his son Danny and Karen Raymond of Springfield, Oregon; daughter Denise Parent of Cottage Grove, Oregon; brother Doug Raymond of Goshen, Oregon; 6 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, and 2 great-great-grandchildren. Bob is preceded in death by his wife and siblings, Don, Bernice, Shirley, and Steve. A service will be held at a later date. Inurnment will be at Fir Grove Cemetery and Arrangements are in the care of Smith-Lund-Mills Funeral Chapel and Crematorium.


Tatum Lyn Hudson, 50,of Cottage Grove, Oregon, passed away on June 16, 20204. Arrangements in the care of Smith-Lund-Mills Funeral Chapel and Crematorium. 



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