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Obituaries for Nov. 26, 2010
Fred Clayton Goar, 72, of Baker City, died Nov. 22, 2010.
A memorial service will be scheduled later at Baker City.
Fred had been a Baker City resident for the past eight years. He had been in failing health for some time.
Fred was born at Stayton and grew up in Scio. He was a Scio High School graduate.
He enlisted in the U.S. Navy and flew numerous missions with Electronic Countermeasures Squadron Two (VQ-2), based at Port Lyautey, Morocco, during the Cold War. He never tired of telling stories about his experiences in the Navy.
His love of country, his patriotism, and his pride in his Navy service were strong to the last days of his life. His reverence for the memories of his buddies, who did not come back from missions, remained steadfast, as well.
A native Oregonian, Fred was a longtime timber faller. He had worked in the woods in Oregon, Washington, Alaska, and a few other places.
He loved the woods and the outdoors, and preferred places where the trees were numerous and the people few. He was very proud of his professionalism in timber falling.
Survivors include his sister, Betty Goar Nelson of Sunnyvale, Calif.; a son, Kevin L. Goar of Hoquiam, Wash., granddaughter, Amanda, and grandson, Justin; a daughter, Susan L. Goar Thomas, of Toledo, Wash., and grandson, Travis; former wife, Mary Ellen Jones Goar; and longtime companion, Alice Feist of Baker City; his stepfather, Russell R. Mee, of Jacksonville; half-brother, Rick L. Mee, of Jacksonville, and his daughter Megan, and sons, Matthew and Charles; the daughters of his deceased half-sister, Debra Mee Cabler Robin, Rebecca and Rachel Cabler of Medford; first cousins in Oregon, William Goar and Janice Goar Petersen; first cousins, Lloyd Yunker and Diane Yunker Green of Arizona and Gary Yunker of Alabama.
Gray’s West & Co. Pioneer Chapel is in charge of arrangements.